I finally got to play with flexible filament! A client needed a push button for a prototype. I was really impressed with SainSmart's Flexible TPU. The first print came out great, using the recommended settings.
Here's a functional 3D printed prototype I designed for Chris Tatum @ctatum870 from a napkin sketch. When you're shaving the back of your head and can't see what you're doing, the Mirazor mirror attachment solves that problem! Chris is currently working on the production stage and I'm excited to see Mirazor hit the market!
My soldering skills are a little rusty, but I picked it back up like riding a bike!
This spool holder has seen some miles in the last year and I noticed it had cracked and miraculously still holding on! So I went back to the drawing board! I had originally found this on thingiverse.com but I redesigned for narrower spools. (I can't help myself, I have to tweak everything somehow!) In this … Continue reading Spool Holder Redesign
More designing and 3D printing! I was worried about my ink bottles falling over and leaking everywhere so I jumped on Fusion360! While I was at it I added a convenient home for the syringes too. If you closely you can see where the handle broke off of the rack and I'll have to beef it … Continue reading 3D Printed Ink Rack
I can only imagine how much time was involved with prototyping in the past with sketches, drawings, and verifying measurements... Now it's as simple as creating a model, hitting print, then test fitting it! As you can see in the pics above 3D printing has high accuracy!
The customer here wanted an embossing tool with her own logo. So I removed the original plates, grabbed an image of her logo, and jumped into Fusion360 and came up with this design to print on my 3D printer! As with any new designs there are trial runs, which I benefit from 3D printing in house … Continue reading Custon Embossing Plates