Rachel Harding shows extruded lace in this little clip… What would it look like 3D printed for real?
Last week I was in Breda in Holland at NHTV University of Applied Sciences giving a guest lecture and holding a workshop on wearables and research through making.
It was great. What a lovely friendly and engaging campus!
Here’s a collage of some of the photographs I took while the workshop was going on.
Students were asked to take some paper and start to fold it and see where they got to. Some of the colour combinations are excellent and the contrasts worked very well. It was a leap of faith as these student mainly work in digital media. At the end of 1 hour they were asked to communicate their results with the other participants which for some had some fantastic concepts attached.
Playing really is valuable for stimulating your ideas factory that can lie dormant in your mind!
Very cool post on prototypes becoming products!
With 3D printers becoming more accessible we decided to have a think around the concept “life in beta” as a future scenario. What if printed prototypes could become actual products? Meaning, once off the print bed an object could be assembled without any tools and be made functional by readily attainable components. John Mabry decided to stress test the premise with the challenge of making electronically simple yet functionally complex headphones.
My first go resulted in a good-looking functional model created on a professional ABS FDM machine (Dimension 1200ES: print time 13 hours and 30 minutes, hence the name). It worked out well, but the machine we used isn’t accessible to the average maker, and two of the critical parts relied heavily on soluble support printing—a non-issue for professional 3D printers, a major issue for desktop 3D printers.
Last week he started to started to adapt the 13:30 design to the Maker…
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