Home › Forum › SOFA › Using SOFA › 3D printing simulation using SOFA Tagged: 3D printing, 64_bits, Linux_ubuntu, Plugin_Image, SOFA_1706 This topic has 1 reply, 2 voices, and was last updated 3 years, 3 months ago by Hugo. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts 12 June 2020 at 18:02 #16617 uljad1000Blocked I am working on a 3D printing simulation tool. I need to be able to take an stl file, simulate its 3D print with a given material, visualize the process and then analyze the structure. Is SOFA the way to go and if so, how can I get started? 15 June 2020 at 12:26 #16629 HugoKeymaster Hi @uljad Welcome on the SOFA forum! Always cool to couple physics simulation and 3D printing! What you will need is to go from a stl mesh to a 3D volumetric mesh (made of tetra or hexa) in order to define on it a proper volumetric mechanical behavior and external forces. It can be done in SOFA, you can have a look at the scene: examples/Components/misc/MeshTetraStuffing.scn About starting with SOFA: you can see here a previous post. I hope this helps. Best Hugo Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.