MakerBot 3D printer has become very popular nowadays in many universities and even in some high schools as it is quite easy to setup and use in general. I have one in my current lab so in this post, I will show some steps to make a small part from a 3D design with Inventor and MakerBot’s software (MakerWare). By using Autodesk Inventor with Makerbot 3D printer, we can create a prototype in a fastest way. Here I just assume that you have already known to design a part with Inventor.
– Software used: Autodesk Inventor 2013, MakerWare v18.104.22.168
– Printer used: MakerBot Replicator 2
– Material used: MakerBot PLA (weaker than ABS)