Some successes in 3D printing

Despite some initial problems, I’ve managed to make a few good prints.

owl print
owl print

 

I get a lot of the 3D files from http://thingiverse.com, by the way.  Lots of stuff there,from trivial to utilitarian to just-for-fun.  One really neat thing is 3D scans of fossils!  It’s the closest someone like myself will ever get to handling fossils (and that’s a good thing, actually).  One nice one is printed in several pieces that need to be assembled.  So far I’ve printed two of the jaw pieces :

part of a dinosaur skull being printed
part of a dinosaur skull being printed

 

Another fun thing to print out are mathematically-based creations :

veronoi_D_tower being printed
veronoi_D_tower being printed

It’s something of a process to get from an “image file” to the printed product.  I’ll discuss that next time, but thought I’d show you some of my successes before showing problems and failures.  But it’s all great fun!

 

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