Using Blender to develop for 3D Printer

I’m developing a new project with more complex shapes and I need tight control over all meshes as accurate as possible. Initially I was planing to use FreeCAD, but my FreeCAD’s skill is limited.

Then I decide to test Blender to 3D printing. Fortunately since version 2.67 Blender has a native 3D Printing Toolbox. The Blender toolbox is useful to analyze your object before sending it to printer, this way you will save time and money.

I started reading this tutorial:

First thing you need to do is enable the 3D Print toolbox addon. It is not enabled by default, but it is just a preference checkbox. Easy, en?

A useful tutorial is this from Shapeways:

I still learning about using Blender for 3D Printing, but I decided to post these links here to help other people willing to use Blender.

Another good video tutorial:

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