First 3D Print

IMG_0674Did some website work today prior to having a little fun with the 3D printer.  It took less time than expected to setup the printer, I was able to quickly make my first 3D print using a sample print file that came with the machine.

It was a bit of a transformative experience seeing the nozzle maneuver quickly and systematically while oozing thin threads of plastic inside the machine.  The sample print job was a nut and bolt and they actually fit together almost perfectly.  Although there’s much room for improvement on the machine built, print time, and print quality, I think I had just witnessed the future of manufacturing and customization.

There’s much to be learnt in this 3D printing medium…

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