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3D Printing in the Bollinger Digital Fabrication Lab, Biotech Commons (3D@TheLibrary): Help

Free STL-repair software

Autodesk Meshmixer - a free program for 3D printing to view, edit, analyze and repair STL files

Meshlab - Open source software for processing and editing of unstructured 3D triangular meshes. It also has an extremely fast slide function.

Dental model repair

Models exported from dental 3D scanning software often need extra manipulation in order to become printable.  The following videos explain how to fix your model using MeshMixer, which can be downloaded for FREE here: 

Clean up the scan:

Trim the model:

Adding a base:

Hollow the model:

How to export the model:

How to reduce the size of your file:

Failed Print

A misshapen 3D blob whose top is messy red filament