Why do we do what we do?

Our mission: To become the recognized leader in specialized plastic model printing services for our target market. We intend to create a Center of Excellence for 3D printing services in the South East US.

At PaliProto 3D we believe that 3D printing is a game changing family of technologies. We see that 3D printing is already changing the way we engage with design, ideas, education, manufacturing, and products. 3D printing now impacts processes in countless industries from aerospace and automotive to industrial design and product production. Not only this, but it has a growing impact on industries and spheres that previously did not consider the benefits or usefulness of these technologies. Industries such as law, medical applications, archaeology, chemistry, education, healthcare, entertainment and fashion.

3D printing technologies, materials and applications are already changing how we approach our personal spaces and household design challenges. From custom furniture to clothing to fashion accessories, these technologies have enabled end users to tap into creativity and exploration in ways that no other technologies have in a long time.

We like to compare 3D printing technologies, otherwise known as additive manufacturing, to radio or the invention of the car.

A game changing toolbox.

What will you build?

Blogs and Forums

Zortrax Blog

envisionTEC Blog

3D Systems Blog

 

Helpful Links

Zortrax

Their support area

envsionTEC

Their support area

3D Systems

Their support area

Airwolf3D

Their support area

3Ders

3D printing basics

Instructables

Instructables about 3D printing

Wikipedia

Wikipedia entry all about 3D Printing

Makezine

Get started with 3D printing

 

Software and Downloads

SketchUp

3D drawing software

Tinkercad

Free online 3D modeling software

Spaceclaim

3D modeling software

Autodesk 123D Catch

Generate 3D files from photos (free)

Autodesk 123D Design

3D modeling software (free)

Autodesk 123D Sculpt+

iPad based 3D sculpting app (free)

3D Systems Sculpt

Powerful 3D sculpting software (paid)

Autodesk Meshmixer

3D editing and modeling

 

Educational Resources

Autodesk Education

Free student and educator resources from Autodesk

3D Systems

3D Systems education initiative

SketchUp EDU

SketchUp for education

Lynda.com Basics of 3D Printing  Basic 3D printing tutorials (paid subscription) 
GitHub Software, hacks, models.

 

Other Cool Things

Cubify

Models, files and downloads marketplace

e-Nable

Volunteer to print "helping hands" for those in need

Thingiverse

Models, files and downloads marketplace

Makerbot Digital Store

Models, files and downloads marketplace

Youmagine

Models, files and downloads marketplace

 

Books

Make 3D Printing: The Essential Guide to 3D Printing

3D Printing For Dummies

Mastering 3D Printing (Technology in Action)

Functional Design for 3D Printing 2nd edition: Designing 3D printed things for everyday use

The Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success

Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School (Corwin Connected Educators Series)

Design for 3D Printing: Scanning, Creating, Editing, Remixing, and Making in Three Dimensions

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PaliProto 3D resells printers from these companies:
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