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Meshmixer: Additive Manufacturing Job Preparation

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to prepare your models to be fabricated on a 3D printer using Autodesk Meshmixer.

Autodesk Meshmixer is a state-of-the-art program for creating and editing 3D models. In this course, Ryan Kittleson showcases the software's powerful features for additive manufacturing preparation. Ryan takes you through the steps you need to know to prepare your models to be fabricated on a 3D printer using Meshmixer. He covers a variety of topics, including how to ensure that your model has the right scale, split a model into smaller pieces, increase thickness for printability, create support structures, and export a printable file.

This course was created by Ryan Kittleson. We're honored to host this training in our library.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching
  • Using the exercise files
1. Starting with a 3D Model
  • Checking and changing a model's scale
  • Fixing mesh issues
  • Checking a model's balance and adding a base
2. Splitting a Model into Smaller Pieces
  • Cutting a model with planes
  • Organizing multiple objects
  • Making tab and slot connections
3. Managing Wall Thickness and Solidity
  • Measuring thickness
  • Increasing thickness for printability
  • Making a model hollow
4. Getting the Model Ready for Printing
  • Setting good orientation
  • Creating support structures
  • Exporting the printable file
  • Next steps

Taught by

Ryan Kittleson

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