Add-on software to Fusion 360 for Windows. Specialized in industrial technologies such as Directed Energy Deposition (DED) and metal Powder Bed Fusion (PBF). Free 1-year license (renewable) for students and teachers.
Free software for Windows, Mac, and Linux, primarily for 3D animation. Its power makes it the tool of choice for certain types of projects. Plenty of documentation available. Beware, this tool is known to cause incomplete surfaces (watertightness), the recommended add-on 3d Print Toolbox (must be activated manually) can help you fix them.
View and test your models before printing them and evaluate printing times and the amount of material needed. This free piece of software was developed for use with Ultimaker printers, like we have at the Library.
View and test your models before printing them and evaluate printing times and the amount of material needed. This free piece of software was developed for use with MakerBot printers, like we have at the Library.
When you scan an object with a 3D scanner, you obtain a cloud of dots representing the object’s surface rather than a model ready to be printed. Based on the machine and the print software used, it may be necessary to import this result into modeling software to convert it into a group of polygons. This could be long and tedious work, depending on the complexity of the object. Furthermore, only the outside surface of objects can be scanned.
Some last-generation equipment, however, allow printing these dot clouds after minimal file processing.
3D Printing at the Library
Did you know? Your library offers low-cost 3D printing services!
Loyal to our mission to support teaching and research, we want to make this innovative technology accessible for its high educational and social potential.
A novel that imagines the world of tomorrow, after being transformed by 3D printing.
Off-Campus Access to Documents
If you are a member of the Polytechnique Montréal community, you can access all of the Library’s electronic subscription resources from off-campus by configuring our proxy server in your browser. Direct access to some of our resources (without configuring the proxy) is also available through the links marked by an arrow in our list of all databases.