3D Printer in action

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3D Printer in Action

These highly detailed plastic trinkets were made by the 3D printer owned by my local library. They are so detailed that the yellow table has wood grains, the pink cat has a smiling face and so forth. The library was having a “How-To” Fest where there were lot’s of demos about lot’s of stuff. One was a 3D printer. I had never see one before so we stopped to take a look. The machine took an hour to print a bracelet so we kept coming back to see the progress. It was very cool!

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The platform first moved up to meet with the nozzle that has super-heated plastic coming out of it.

It makes a 'raft" first (I may get the terms wrong so  be cool!) - sort of a base for the bracelet.

It makes a ‘raft” first (I may get the terms wrong so – be cool!) – sort of a base for the bracelet.

Front view of the raft.

Front view of the raft.

The bracelet slowly starts to take shape.

The bracelet slowly starts to take shape.

I should have kept time- but this is maybe half way through!

I should have kept time- but this is maybe half way through!

Top view of almost completed bracelet!

Top view of almost completed bracelet!

Front view with 9 minutes left! (I noticed the time on the Maker-Bot!)

Front view with 9 minutes left! (I noticed the time on the Maker-Bot!)

Finished and removing the raft!

Finished and removing the raft!

Young model showing off the finished bracelet. Very cool demonstration!

Young model showing off the finished bracelet. Very cool demonstration! (sorry for the blurry photo)

How-To Fest flyer

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