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Processing Scanned Models with Meshmixer and Solidworks
Rachel demonstrates how to process a scanned 3D model with Meshmixer and SolidWorks.
Root3 Labs finds new ways to be FLEXIBLE in quarantine
Christina reviews and tests a new material for 3D printing elastic parts.
Upcoming Events with Root3 Labs
Add these events to your Calendar Morning Coffee with Hardware Design Engineers November 21, 2017 8:30a - Get your morning off to a great start with coffee and bagels at Root3 Labs. Meet with other hardware engineers and designers in the Baltimore region. Share...
Last year Root3 Labs experimented with multi-material 3D-printing to deliver prototypes that simulated a button and gasket that would be overmolded in production. We were very happy with the results and our client was quite pleased that we were able to quickly iterate...
RAMP MD Turns Two
Two years ago, the Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership of MD (RAMP MD) was formed as a consortium of private businesses, regional universities, and governmental agencies whose goal is to expand Maryland's capabilities in additive manufacturing. As a Partner in...
New Frontiers in Bio-Medical Additive Manufacturing
We're sponsoring the upcoming RAMP MD symposium to explore new bio-medical applications of additive manufacturing and 3D Printing. We'll also be speaking on a panel related to the use of AM in prototyping and manufacturing. Keynote by Congressman Andy Harris, M.D....
We're sponsoring the Baltimore Robotics Center's 2015 RoboCEO event again this year, being held at the B&O Museum on Nov 14th. It's a great program, bringing hardware-minded students together with the local industry leaders. New trophies have been 3D printed....
3D Printed Parts in Product Design
At a recent 3D Maryland “3D Innovators Group” event, I presented a few short case studies of recent projects to describe how I’ve used 3D printing as both a tool to evaluate a design and as a finished demonstration prototype.
Made a little art for the office recently. The mosaic glass was hand laid and kiln fired. The truss-style frame is 3D printed polycarbonate to mount the 12" x 12" glass on the wall without covering too much of it.
3D printing at an aluminum foundry
In June, the Baltimore Hardware Design Engineers group I organize went on a tour of Danko Arlington in NW Baltimore with John Danko, President of the company. They are an aluminum foundry making cast parts primarily for the defense industry so prevalent in our region...
How does FDM work?
Here’s an excellent visualization of the FDM process of 3D printing.