MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.
My expertise is not 3D printing, I have been doing bronze and aluminum castings for several years and work in petro bond sand and investment castings. Anyone interested in trading wax or PLA prints for castings? This could be a running miniature GASOLINE engine if the plastic parts were investment cast in aluminum! I would not try to investment cast things like crankshaft, connecting rods and camshafts. Bolts, screws fasteners are all purchase items. I could give insight to building the head and block patterns so that the water jacket is cast in place. I have several air cooled and water cooled designs to work from which mostly exist in blueprint drawings, some are CAD based, most are not.