DFEEST, Intel Labs, RiAus and Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) presented a forum and technical workshop about 3D printing on Feb 20th 2012 at RiAus in Adelaide. Speakers from Ponoko, Intel, UniSA and many more examined the impact these rapidly developing and increasingly affordable technologies are having on diverse areas, including creativity, education, industry and manufacturing. Continue reading →
The MakerBot Replicator™ has arrived at UniSA’s Mawson Lakes campus! Continue reading →
In preparation for SheppArton Festival we have decided to print our own luggage tags as well as other specific items for the event.
This leads us to some rather technical problems of working out scale and ensuring the meshes are printable. Continue reading →
For our first attempts at printing, we tried out the Makerbot test cubes:
- Warped test cubes
We ended up with a selection of warped, distorted cubes. Although frustrating, this was a useful part of the process of getting to know our ToM, as we had to learn how temperature fluctuations can affect the printing process.
Our next attempt at printing was more successful, and we ended up with a fully functional whistle (the ToM prints the whole object including the internal ball in one go).
The main point of this angel is that it is entirely hollow and the walls are 1mm thick.
We at ANAT are very excited to see that Makerbot Industries have just released a new improved desktop 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator™. Continue reading →
The finish is a little disappointing on this print, the smooth curves of the sails are a bit too jagged for our liking. Hopefully something that can be solved by some slight adjustments to the calibration of the Makerbot.
The first printed snowflake of the festive season. We’re hoping it will be joined by many more. Continue reading →
The actual software process of 3D printing is relatively simple, so I have decided to show a very basic flow chart of how you can create an object. Continue reading →
With all the shifting and moving it seems our 3D printer has loosened up to just the right point to start printing at the lowest layer/highest resolution Continue reading →