I apologize for asking this question of the forums. I’ve scrolled and read and scrolled and read and scrolled for over the past year timeline without success in finding the information I am looking for. I am such a newbie to 3D printing I don’t even know what I don’t know. This being such a cutting edge technology it’s like taking a Boy Scout with a B.B. gun and putting him on Seal Team 6. That’s how bad it is.
I am researching SLA/DLP Printers as well as the software and new hardware (laptop/iPad).
I get it… everyone says you should just pick some program and some printer and just start.
Unfortunately I have very specific business intentions and am looking to make this research into a straight side business/profession versus hobby. That being said, when looking at the Form2 or other SLA printers… making the right decision is a large investment for me and not something I want to leisurely “just start”.
So… the book/articles I’ve read are all FDM based and laptop based. Looking st the Shapr software… this appears to be something that will UNLEASH my creativity and I am frothing at the mouth to get started but need a few more questions answered so this investment will have it’s full payoff.
I get that Shapr is designed for the iPad Pro/ /pencil combo…
Can someone please explain in 3rd grade level instructions how I get the design to my 3D printer?
Once saved/exported what do I do then? Can I buy an adapter for a USB to be plugged into my iPad Pro and then plug it into my printer? Or is there a slicer software that I have to run the STL through prior to being sent to the 3D Printer?
Ultimately if I am going to purchase a new iPad Pro… I am confirming that I will only need an iPad Pro, along with my new 3D Printer (still TBD) and NOT a laptop as well.
Super embarrassed to ask you all so much with such a long post. I feel like a keychain Swiss Army knife looking up to a bunch of Leatherman Multi-tools.
The post is long to respectfully explain my question, thank you for your time whoever is brave enough to take on this special needs new guy.