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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Creating a drain hole with Meshmixer

One of the most popular 3D printing services is Shapeways. It can be found at https://www.shapeways.com/. This service requires the model to have a drain hole if it is hollow or else it will be considered a solid. This is to allow the support material that's utilized to be removed.

In this recipe, we'll learn how to do this using Meshmixer and a fabricated part using SketchUp.

Getting ready

You'll need to make a small part with SketchUp. A dowel with a 3-mm diameter and a length of about 20 mm will suffice. It should resemble the following image:

Getting ready

You'll also need Meshmixer and the hollow support model you made in ...

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