The Best Alternatives To AutoCAD (Especially For 3D Printing)

AutoCAD is one of the most popular CAD, or computer design, programs of all time. However, in recent years many programs have emerged to take the throne away from it, proposing alternatives to parametric design in both 3D and 2D. Do you want to know the best alternatives to Autocad? Then take a seat because … Read more

Fusion 360 For 3D Printing

Many of you ask us which is the best software to design your parts planning to print them in 3D. In Bitfab we are experts in 3D design and modeling, so we work with a lot of different programs. With our experience we believe that Fusion 360 is the option you should choose if you … Read more

How to smooth PLA? 4 techniques and tricks

PLA is undoubtedly the most widely used material for 3D printing worldwide, but it has some disadvantages. In particular, one of the things that often makes people prefer ABS over PLA is the ability to smooth it out using acetone. If you think that PLA cannot be smoothed to get the same results as ABS, … Read more

All you need to know about gears. Types and parts

Gears are a fundamental part of any mechanism because of their ability to transfer motion, force and torque between different components. There is a huge number of different types of gears, depending on what task they perform: changing the speed or force of rotation, changing the axis of rotation, transferring power between a motor and … Read more

All about 3D scenery: tips, tricks and models to download

If you are a fan of board games or have a board game business you would surely find it crazy to be able to make your own scenery with a 3D printer. This, which a few years ago might have been little more than a dream, has become a perfectly accessible reality thanks to the … Read more

Milling machines

Milling Machines Mega Guide – What Are They, Types And Features

🛠 The milling machine is one of the most fascinating tools for those of us who are passionate about manufacturing and machining. In this article we talk about what milling machines are, what types exist, what they are used for, and what types of parts and operations can be done with them. 👇 Keep reading! … Read more

Tinkercad Super Guide by Bitfab

🖥 Tinkercad is the gateway to 3D design for a huge number of users of all backgrounds. Both newcomers to the world of design and 3D printing and more experienced people without previous experience in CAD software will find much value and usefulness in Tinkercad. 👉 That’s why today, in Bitfab, we want to show … Read more

Types of 3D scanning technologies: comparison, advantages and applications

Scanning real-world objects in 3D to digitize them is becoming increasingly common. These digitized objects can then be used for a multitude of purposes, from inserting them into video games or virtual reality experiences to replicating them with 3D printers, as well as a host of much more technical industrial applications. In order to 3D … Read more