I’ve been reading a lot lately about the explosion in 3D printing and really want to start making my own stuff. I downloaded Cheetah 3D to start figuring out how to make the STL files needed to send to a printer(…just need the time now to sort it all out!) I have a background in sculpture so this really appeals to me and I think there needs to be a real Bleeker out there…something to sit on a desk or even roam around the house:) Perhaps a Karl and Refurb would be good too!
There are so many great options these days. You can email your design to a company like Shapeways and they’ll print your object for you or even sell your designs in their online print-on-demand store. Or you can buy your own home 3D printer from the guys at Makerbot. They just released their new model the Replicator 2 which can produce fantastic detailed models. (check out the promo video)
So, all of this is to say, this week the gang will get a 3D printer in the house to start making their very own replacement parts…and of course everything goes smoothly!
Mmm..okay, maybe not.
If you do 3D printing, post some comments or links here. Also check out the latest issue of Wired for more.