Pentagon Plastics: Design for injection moulding masterclass 2014
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Pentagon Plastics: Design for injection moulding masterclass 2014

Pentagon plastics visits 12th and 19th March 2014 All images are courtesy of Martyna Konopka and Chloe Fong. Injection moulding is a fascinating technical area. It’s one we hear of constantly in the design world, and for most designers it’s the knee jerk response to the age old “how’s it made?” question when designing anything plastic … Continue reading

123D design, make and create programs/apps to make prototypes and CAD models
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123D design, make and create programs/apps to make prototypes and CAD models

We’ve recently been experimenting with the 123D design, make and create apps/programs from Autodesk (http://www.123dapp.com/) . These are seriously great for prototyping and for photogrammetry (capturing 3D geometry from a range of photographs of an object). Here’s an image of Evan Mackrill’s hockey sticks that have been prototyped using the Make app which allows CAD … Continue reading

Various methods to finish ABS 3DPrinted models
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Various methods to finish ABS 3DPrinted models

Here are some links to various finishing techniques for ABS 3D printed models, as would be typical using our Stratasys Fortus machine. Some really neat finishes here, be careful with using acetone though, for anyone considering this make sure you consider the health and safety issues here, and in particular make sure you do it … Continue reading