Friday, July 10, 2015

Now with 3D printing!

I opened the shop a little over a year ago and right about then I'd ordered one of these M3D printers.  They'd started shipping them back in November of last year and I've been waiting for the past 9 months for mine to arrive.  It finally did yesterday. =)



I'd been looking into 3D printing pretty heavily when I ordered the printer but it's been 13 months since then.  I've been trying to catch up so far this morning.  I'll get around to the reading and research this evening but so far I've been getting a little experience by experimenting with different models and print settings.  I've been having some... mixed success with that so far...





I have a long list of tools I intend to start printing once I work out the kinks.  I'm hoping I can get to a point where I can print hardware or decorations for products as well.  That'll be awhile from now though, after I've put the materials through the ringer to make sure they'll hold up.

2 comments:

  1. Hi, have you used the 3d printer to make leather stamps yet? do they work well? Thank you.

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  2. It took a long time to sort out the printer, modelling, and details but the stamps work pretty well as tap-offs. They tend to degrade with all the banging so I wind up needing to reprint one or two every so often but it's practical enough for me to make use of.

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