3D Printing note 3D Printing note a0r0t (Mechanical) (OP) 1 Feb 18 16:13 Is there a standard note used on drawings for 3D Printed parts? Thank you. -Art RE: 3D Printing note drawoh (Mechanical) 1 Feb 18 16:53 a0r0t, Is anybody going to read your drawing? My experience has been that 3D printers do not. What does your 3D printer need to know? Don't stick notes on your drawings (or work orders) just for the heck of it. -- JHG RE: 3D Printing note a0r0t (Mechanical) (OP) 1 Feb 18 17:03 This is what we're using. And yes, the drawing is read. 1. FEATURES, CONTOUR AND HOLE LOCATIONS ARE CONTROLLED BY THE 3D CAD FILE. ALL NON-DIMENSIONED FEATURES IN THE CAD FILE ARE TO BE CONTROLLED BY THE DRAWING TOLERANCE BLOCK. NON- ANALYTICAL SURFACES ARE DEFINED BY THE 3D CAD FILE TO BE PRINTED USING STRATASYS DIMENSION SST 1200es PRINTER OR EQUIVALENT USING THE FOLLOWING SETTINGS: MATERIAL: ABS PLUS MODEL INTERIOR: SOLID COLOR: ANY MODEL FILE: T850123-01-10A.STL RE: 3D Printing note MadMango (Mechanical) 1 Feb 18 18:19 I'd called out "FDM PRINTED" instead of an actual 3D printer brand, and maybe add your requirements for layer thickness. If you don't want your parts bonded together, add "NO SEAMS" or similar wording. "Art without engineering is dreaming; Engineering without art is calculating." Have you read FAQ731-376: Eng-Tips.com Forum Policies: Eng-Tips.com Forum Policies to make the best use of these Forums? RE: 3D Printing note TheTick (Mechanical) 1 Feb 18 19:03 Quote:ALL NON-DIMENSIONED FEATURES IN THE CAD FILE ARE TO BE CONTROLLED BY THE DRAWING TOLERANCE BLOCK. Pointless if your tolerances are out of whack. Especially true if all you have is +/- tolerances in the block. You ought to have a blanket default surface profile with defined datums. RE: 3D Printing note jgKRI (Mechanical) 1 Feb 18 21:22 Quote (TheTick)Pointless if your tolerances are out of whack. In which case, the solution is to get your tolerances back into whack. No need to make things any more complicated than they have to be. RE: 3D Printing note TheTick (Mechanical) 1 Feb 18 22:11 But they do need to be this complicated.