I was in search of something Independence Day/3D printing related to celebrate the 4th of July. It seems like a lot of people had the same idea. Thomas Jefferson……yup, he was 3D printed at RedEye on Demand. President Obama was 3D printed at the first ever White House Maker Faire last month. So, after sifting through replicas of the Statue of Liberty or American Flags, I came across something really cool.
And just for fun, here is an interesting article about the creation of an exact replica of the Liberty Bell using 3D scanning.
Happy 4th of July!
This week our we printed some beautiful multi-colored sponsor awards for the 2014 Arizona SciTech Festival which officially launches in August. Intern extraordinaire, Diserae Saunders, placed a GoPro inside our Objet500 Connex3 to record the magic. Enjoy the video and check out the Arizona SciTech Festival for information on this great program that promotes science, technology and innovation in Arizona!
Every once in a while we get asked to go out and do presentations on Rapid Prototyping. As part of that, we like to explain the four major technologies: SLA, SLS, FDM, and Polyjet. No matter how many hand gestures we use people just don’t seem to get it unless we show an animation.
So we thought it would be good to share those with the community so that they can either learn about the basics of the technology or use these to help educate others. They are crude, we are engineers and not artists. But they get the point across. We hope to have time to update them and add text.
They are in the form of animated GIF’s, so you can put them on a website or throw them in a PowerPoint and you don’t need a viewer or special software to view them. Click on the images to get the larger version.
Use as you see fit, just remember to mention where you found them: P – A – D – T.
As we get this new blog, The RP Resource, off the ground, we thought we would start with some posting about some videos we have done in the past that people in the RP community might find useful.
We will start off with a simple slide show that shows some of the cool models we have built over the years:
Next up is one of our favorite side projects, a clock we made on our Stratasys FORTUS 400 prototyping system. We took the design for a wooden pendulum clock and modified it to work with our FDM system. Very cool:
Sometimes the best way to make a prototype is not to print it, but to machine it. In this video we show off our 3-Axis milling skills:
Our most popular videos are HOW-To videos for working with the Dimension 3D Printers. In the first video Mario shows how to load material in the Dimension, in the second one he shows how to do the same with a uPrint:
You can go to PADT’s YouTube page: www.youtube.com/padtinc to see more videos. And subscribe so you will know when we post a new video.