Curious about 3D printing? Already an avid 3D printer? Come join us! We'll meet on the 3rd Monday of each month and will focus on a particular topic for each meetup. Below are some example topics:
Materials - What types of materials are there, what are the differences, and how to print with them. Support - Where to use it, what type to use, settings for using it, special support material (with dual extruders), and print cleanup after removal. Finishing - ABS/Acetone Vapor, Gluing together multi-part prints, XTC3D, retouching, heat forming Printer Modification - Common issues and fixes, tweaks/hacks, upgrades, and tuning Slicing - The art of G-Code generation, how to optimize for the best prints, getting into advanced settings, slicing software, and best practices CAD Basics - How to design your own models and make them 3D printable
Many of us 3D printing geeks have other hobbies/passions besides just melting plastic into fun and useful shapes. Often those other hobbies can benefit from 3D printing as well. For our May meetup we explore the intersection between 3D printing and Electronics!
No good electronics creation is complete without a functional and/or stylish enclosure for it to be contained in. Whether the enclosure is meant to make it easier for installation, mounting, for protection, or simply to make it look cool, a custom designed 3D printed enclosure ensures that it will be the best fit possible.
Come on out and join the conversation about how to make a custom enclosure for your electronics projects. We'll start with the design and work our way through printing. All are welcome, whether you are an expert with knowledge to share, or brand new to 3D printing and hoping to learn from the group. We'll see you there!