Friday night and another date night to look into 3D Printing. Thanks to our new SOLIDWORKS partner, Sindoh, it’s time to bring home a bottle of wine and share with my husband, David, a new 3DPrint technology, 3Dwox.
Hats off to the engineers at Sindoh. This 3D Printer is easy to unpack. The night got better. The 3Dwox printer is easy to set up and easy to just start printing The cartridge filament slides into place. Material comes in PLA and ABS. Time to put the pizza in the oven.
There are two ways to print – directly through the Sindoh interface and through the Sindoh 3Dwox SOLIDWORKS Add In. Currently, the Add In must be downloaded from the Sindoh website and installed on your computer with SOLIDWORKS 2016. SOLIDWORKS 2016 based Education Edition Academic Year 2016- 2017 will be available in May 2016.
We found great jewelry – perfect for two mechanical engineers, the Thingiverse snap together heart pendant. The first step is to print the gears. The removable bed made it easy to access the gears. The heated plate makes the small gears adhere nicely.
With a putty knife, David removed the gears – you need to get under the raft and twist with a bit of force.
Use needle nose pillars to remove the raft.
We printed the base and
assembled the gears and Geneva drive.
David and I had so much fun with the new Sindoh 3DWox. We got carried away. The 3D Printer is accurate and repeatable.
After attending Fab Foundation events, Fab10 Barcelona and Fab11 Boston, I became fascinated with low cost 3D Printing technology and rapid prototype hands. Fab Labs around the world have teamed up to make hands of all sizes for children and adults in need.
Luckily David and his WPI students have a similar passion – but that story will revolve around another date night. Marie