Formlabs Engineering: Meet Ben Katz
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Personal website: http://build-its.blogspot.com/
While at Formlabs this summer, I’ve been designing and prototyping parts for future products. I split my time between designing and CAD-ing parts, and fabricating prototypes in the shop.
I’ve been taking full advantage of Formlabs’ printer farm, and have slowly been printing a 1:60 scale model of a 120 foot long wooden roller coaster I designed. To make it fit on the Form 1+’s build platform, I dissected the model into 15 parts, which I fused together after printing with a syringe of resin and a laser pointer.
The most exciting part of this project is that I will actually be building the full-sized, rideable roller coaster in a week on the MIT campus. Stop by here to see it in person when it opens on August 24.
Formlabs has fed my obsession with…..
SLA printing. I had never used any sort of SLA 3d printer before coming to Formlabs. Now I’m always disappointed in the quality of parts I FDM print outside of work.
Also coffee. My coffee intake has roughly tripled since the start of this summer.