From the Forums: February Interdisciplinary Edition
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With the sheer variety of stuff that shows up in the forums, sometimes it seems like the only thing we’ve got in common is that we’re all into 3D printing. Of course, that’s a pretty good common trait to have. Our forums this month showed the Form 1's capabilities for everything from customized superheroes to medieval recreations, from medical training equipment to integrated-electronics jewelry.
One frequent poster, Ann Sidenblad, recently customized some superhero action figures with prints based on a scan of her friend’s head.
Outside of the forums, Danny Choo posted an extensive review of the Form 1 and how he’s used it for prototyping the Mirai Suenaga Smart Doll. Check out his review for a glimpse into the world of industrial-scale mold-making for specialized parts — the Form 1 is just one small part of the process!
To travel back in time a bit, Kathryn Webster is working on a chess set inspired by the twelfth-century Uig Chessmen discovered on the Isle of Lewis: high tech meets High Middle Ages.
The company Engineering4Life uses the Form 1 to print anatomical models from medical imaging data. The models currently get the most use as training pieces and for surgical prep purposes. We’re honored to be a part of the startup’s process.
Marc Liyanage’s collection of printed parts runs the gamut from custom fittings for Dremel tools (the photo above is a vacuum adapter) to sculptures of cats — because why not?
Marcus Olsson ventures into integrated electronics with a light-up LED bracelet. Check out his write-up for an extensive process breakdown, as well as the next chapter over on Hackaday.
Finally, we end this interdisciplinary round-up with a piece that isn’t printed at all. Want to coddle your Form 1? MechaMother understands. Check out this Etsy shop's Form 1 organic cotton transport covers, as well as cases and covers for a variety of other technological gadgets.
Thanks to everyone for keeping the forums so active — we’re looking forward to seeing what you print!