3D printing is more of a fascination and hobby that I have wanted to explore ever since the first time I had seen a print (mid 90's). It was a transparent "Rook" with an internal spiral staircase. I saw it on display in class one day and started to analyze it...trying to figure out how something so small could be made with the features it had. Carefully inspecting the textures, missing parting lines, the difficulty/cost of a collapsible core, looking for some sort of hint that would expose how this part was made...all of those things and more just stoked my curiosity. I swear I stared at that piece for days, all the while my instructor admired my tenacity in trying to figure out how to reproduce this part. Totally stumped, I finally gave in and had to ask him how it was made. It was at that moment I started to daydream of all the possibilities. How cool is it that I could be sitting at home and think of some temporary part or fixture that I need machined but do not have the time or tools to create it, but instead can draw one up and print it out?
I Am A…Designer, Engineer, Maker
Tools I Use…
Printers: Ender 3
Design Programs: Solidworks, Blender, Maya
3D Design Skill Level