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Get started designing for 3D printing with tips and tricks to ensuring a successful part.

Note: These sections assume a knowledge of what makes 3D printed parts strong. If you’re just starting, check out our section on how 3D printing works to learn the basics!

Every manufacturing method has its own set of unique design strategies that inform successful, performance parts. In this track, we cover the basics of designing for 3D printing, where we will guide you through basic 3D printing design strategies. We'll also cover the basics of 3D printing with composites, where you'll learn about the different types of fiber and reinforcement, as well as a few strategies for reinforcing your parts effectively for their loading conditions.

If you'd like to read the full composites design guide, you can access it here.