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Introduction to 3D Printing

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From a presentation given at the Jupiter Branch of the Palm Beach County Library System on Wed, Jun 25, 6:30 pm:
Robotics Engineer, Pierre Baillargeon, will discuss 3D printing. Learn about this new innovative technology, how it works, what it looks like and what are some of the things you can create using a 3D printer. (60 min.)

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Introduction to 3D Printing

  1. 1. Introduction to 3D Printing Pierre Baillargeon, Dr. Louis Scampavia and Tim Spicer
  2. 2. What are we going to cover today? What is a 3D printer?1 How does a 3D printer work?2 What can I do with a 3D printer?3
  3. 3. A brief history of 3D printing (note: utility patents last 20 years) http://individual.troweprice.com/staticFiles/Retail/Sh ared/PDFs/3D_Printing_Infographic_FINAL.pdf
  4. 4. Intro to 3D printing by way of 2D printing 1 2Create content using text editing software Content transmitted to device that creates physical copy
  5. 5. Intro to 3D printing by way of 2D printing 1 2Create content using 3D modeling software Content transmitted to device that creates physical copy
  6. 6. What does a 3D printer look like? Hobby grade cartesian printer Hobby grade delta printer Commercial grade cartesian printer
  7. 7. How much does a hobby grade 3D printer cost?
  8. 8. ● Wood ● Pizza ● Chocolate ● A house ● Moon dust ● An ear ● Metal ● A full size car ● Pancakes ● Scallop nuggets What kind of things can be 3D printed?
  9. 9. ● Rapid Prototyping: Commonly used at universities and commercial companies. ● Rapid Manufacturing: Inexpensive production of small numbers of parts. ● Customized Products: Companies have created services where consumers can create customize objects. ● Architectural Design: Modeling and design. ● Biomedical Devices: Implants and reconstructive surgery. ● Exploratory Uses: Reconstructing fossils for paleontology; replicating artifacts in archaeology; Reconstruction of damaged evidence and body parts for forensic pathology. How is 3d printing currently used? http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2013/05/07/r obohand/ Or google for “makerbot robohand”
  10. 10. What are we going to cover today? What is a 3D printer?1 How does a 3D printer work?2 What can I do with a 3D printer?3
  11. 11. How does a 3D printer work? 1 Heat and extrude material, similar to hot glue gun 2 Build object up in subsequent layers 3 Use computer controlled gantry to extrude material in precise locations
  12. 12. https://vimeo.com/48379740 How do industrial 3D printers work?
  13. 13. How do hobby 3D printers work? https://vimeo.com/90298422
  14. 14. Primary components of a hobby grade 3D printer 1 Motors 2 Print surface 3 Hot end 4 Controller (electronics) 5 Frame
  15. 15. Can a 3D printer print another 3D printer? RepRap: an initiative to develop a 3D printer that can print most of its own components. Short for “replicating rapid prototyper”.
  16. 16. How do I design parts to 3D print? CAD software (drawing) CAD software (scripting/programming) 3D scanning
  17. 17. Where can I find objects to print? Thingiverse Youmagine
  18. 18. How do we prepare objects for printing? How Slicing software works Example of layout & slicing software (Makerbot’s makerware)
  19. 19. Does it always work? No. 3D printing isn’t as reliable as most other consumer electronic devices in your house (yet). But it’s still pretty awesome! More ‘epic 3D printing fail’ pictures at epic3dprintingfail.tumblr.com
  20. 20. What are we going to cover today? What is a 3D printer?1 How does a 3D printer work?2 What can I do with a 3D printer?3
  21. 21. 3D printing examples Resulting 3D full color print (Shapeways) 3D scanning from Miami Mini Maker Faire (Zero Point 3D) 3D scanner setup
  22. 22. 3D printing examples Source image 3D printed lithopane Source image3D printed lithopane
  23. 23. 3D printing examples 3D printed quadcopter Aerial photograph from 3D printed quadcopter
  24. 24. Other 3D printing ideas Using vacuum forming with 3D printed objects to create custom chocolate molds
  25. 25. Where can I get things 3D printed? 1 Shapeways (commercial printing) 2 MAKEXYZ, 3D Hubs (LOCAL hobby grade printers) 3 Your local makerspace
  26. 26. More about Shapeways (because they are awesome)! On june 19th, shapeways announced a partnership with Google to inspire kids to code & create – the project is called made with code and kids can design and print their own custom bracelet for free! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Og2EBG4N5M
  27. 27. Where can I find more information? 1 Make magazine guide to 3D printing (via makershed.com) 2 3D printing websites ● Reprap.org ● 3ders.org ● Reddit.com/r/3dprinting ● Printrbottalk.com 3 This library!
  28. 28. http://www.pbled.org/ An open community facility where people of common interests in computers, technology, fabrication, science, digital/electronic arts can meet, discovery new technologies and work on individual or collaborative projects. A Makerspace can have workshops, meetings, classroom instruction and serve as a great place for people to network and socialize. What is a makerspace? What is Palm Beach LED?
  29. 29. 2013 Maker Camp 1 Introduction to electronics 4 weekend sessions: 2 Introduction to microcontrollers & programming 3 Introduction to robotics 4 Introduction to 3D printing … back in 2014! What is a makerspace? What is Palm Beach LED?
  30. 30. Thank you! Questions?

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