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3D Printing

3D printing is a process for creating a three-dimensional physical object from a digital model by adding material layer by layer. The digital model is sliced into many thin layers, and each layer is successively printed until the final object is formed.

The process is performed using a 3D printer, which can use materials such as plastic, metal, or resin to create the final product. 3D printing technology has been revolutionizing the way products are designed and manufactured, enabling fast prototyping and production of complex shapes and geometries, reducing waste and costs, and enabling mass customization and personalization.

Designing and 3D Printing Hinges and other Moving Parts

3D printing has revolutionized the way we create physical objects, from prototypes to finished products. With Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technology, we can create 3D prints with moving parts, such as in-place hinges, that were previously challenging to manufacture using traditional manufacturing methods.

Creality Ender 3v2

Experiments in 3D Printing

For the longest time I looked at 3D printing and thought “that’s cool”, more than content to watch timelapses of 3D prints for hours but never really committing to the hobby beyond watching. That changed at the start of the pandemic when I bought myself a Creality Ender 3 and set about learning a new hobby…