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3D Thursdays: No question too stupid intro to 3D printing

I propose a regular Thursday night 3D printing salon. Some people suggested we needed more structure at our last 3d meetup so: We can start with an in-depth presentation on a topic in 3D printing and degenerate from there. People can bring printers and prints to show off. I can make presentations for the first few weeks until other folks come forward or you all get tired of hearing me talk. I suggest we start with a ground-up intro to 3D printing next Thursday. I would give a broad intro to the topic followed by a soup to nuts demo of the process starting with a model and finishing with a print. We would have time to answer any questions no matter how basic. Future topics I could present on would include:

Scanning for printing
Modelling for printing
Post-print finishing
Making 3d terrain models
Lost print casting
3D portraiture/caricature

I think Steve Delaire has experience with industrial printers so maybe he can jump in some night and tell us about the big boy toys.

I know Andy Cohen has a lot of experience and interest in the topic so hopefully he can give us a talk some time.

My hope is to get a core group of enthusiasts at Chimera who can work on building simple inexpensive printers that we can have classes to build. We can make some printers for ourselves and for the shop and some money for the landlord.

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  • Roger

    Good to see you!

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Whitney P.

    Excellent resources Steve. I'm planning a large laser using their v-slot extrusions.

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Steve D.

    A favorite source of 3D printer news

    parts and build ideas

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Steve D.

    Pretty sure I'll be able to make the date

    January 18, 2014

  • Whitney P.

    Please bring it Andy. I know a lot of folks have high hopes for a super cheap printer. I'd love to see how it works (or why it doesn't)

    January 17, 2014

  • Andy C.

    I can show my barely working 2up.

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Dana W.

    Love the idea, going to schedule for every two weeks!

    January 16, 2014

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