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3D Printed Zen Garden

Have you thought of some clever uses for the Silhouette Alta® 3D printer? I’ve created a tiny little Zen garden that I want to share with you today. This can be customized in many ways, but here’s how I created mine. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Alta® Silhouette 3D™ software Silhouette Studio® software PLA filament – white Sand Pebbles and tiny shells Design ID#268232 Step One: Set Up Your Alta In case you haven’t already done so, load your filament (instructions here). If necessary, calibrate your machine (instructions here). The flat base we’ll create that fills most of the print bed will…

3D Print Quality: A Troubleshooting Guide

Did you just get a new Silhouette Alta® 3D printer? Learn some quick tips on how to get the most from your Silhouette Alta® and what to do to get your prints looking just the way you want. High-quality Print Jobs The “Standard Quality (PLA)” print profile is fantastic for quick and simple jobs; however, this print profile does exchange speed for detail. So the first thing I want to recommend is trying out the “High Quality (PLA)” print profile. This will increase the print time, but I promise you the wait is worth it! We achieve this by decreasing the Layer…

Product Announcement: Silhouette Alta®

It’s here. Introducing the Silhouette Alta®, Silhouette’s first 3D printing machine. Create custom objects in the Silhouette 3D® software and print 3D versions of those objects with the Alta machine. This machine is designed to take your creativity to a whole new dimension! What is 3D printing? 3D printing is the process of creating a physical 3D object from a digital model. The digital model is prepared for 3D printing through a process called slicing, where the software breaks down the printing process by each layer. When the slicing process is done, the software sends the information to the 3D…