Information & Design Resources

Provided by 3D Hubs

An overview of additive manufacturing (3D Printing)


Information on designing for 3D printing, indepth comparison of different printing technologies and applications, and much more!

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3D Printing Handbook by 3D Hubs

This is the definitive guide to 3D printing and it comes with Hydra Research's full recommendation!

This book will...

  • Help you choose the right 3D printing technology for your application
  • Provide insight into the mechanism behind all major 3D printing technologies
  • Inform key design guidelines and advice 
  • Showcase industry case studies sourced from world-leading brands
By Ben Redwood, Filemon Schöffer, Brian Garret

Modeling Software

Sketch Based Modeling

Autodesk Fusion 360 is CAD (Computer Aided Design) software we use and recommend to everyone! It is robust and great for modeling parts and components. Best of all it is free for educators and enthusiast. Click the button below to download Fusion 360 from Autodesk's website.

Sculpting & Resolving Mesh Errors

Autodesk Meshmixer is a great free software for sculpting, working with triangle meshes, and resolving mesh errors. Meshmixer is also great for cleaning up 3D scans. Click the button below to download Meshmixer from Autodesk's website.