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Friday, December 9, 2016

3D Printing: Just as cool as it sounds

Being in Product Design, we work very closely with 3D modeling software.  It is always so cool to see your designs that you are thinking in your head appear three-dimensional on a computer screen. This past week in my Designing for Manufacture course, we actually got to 3D print our tape dispenser design.  It is such a cool experience to create something in a software and then see it actually be created out of plastic.  I've always thought that 3D printing was the coolest thing and have actually done quite a bit of research on it.  One thing that I found out about the new 3D printing technology that is coming out is something called CLIP by Carbon 3D. This actually 3D prints stuff much more quickly than current technology.  You should read more about this new type of technology by clicking here.  They also included a couple videos of 3D printed items that are super cool!

 Until next time, I'll see all you designers at home (Rapson),