I’ve written a book! All about how you can get 3D Printing with SketchUp, it can be purchased from Packt Publishing or from Amazon at this link: 3D Printing with SketchUp. About the book As 3D printing is becoming more accessible, it is important for designers and architects to know how to use the technology. SketchUp is a […]
Video Guide to 3D Printing Technologies
Part of my work as a designer is choosing the right material for your project. I’ll ask questions such as, “Is this a prototype, or end-use part?” “What level of detail is needed?” “Does this part require multiple colors?” The answers to these questions determine the method of 3D printing production used to create your […]
50 Useful Links to get You Started in 3D Printing
This is a list of resources that I find useful in my 3D printing work. I’ve often shared various forms of the list via email with my students and meetup attendees, but thought a webpage would be a better way to present it. (★ denotes my personal favorites) Makerspaces, Hackerspaces, Fablabs – meet face-to-face with […]
Case Study: Landlord 3D Prints Replacement Window Parts
A college girl, a honeybee, and…a 3D printer? In which a landlord learns 3D printing replacement window screen parts is a cost effective solution to broken, outdated hardware. “All I want is some fresh air.” Julia, a 23 year old medical student, just wants some fresh air in her living room. Her apartment is feeling stuffy after […]
Tips for 3D Printing with Sketchup
Matt Donley runs an informative blog with Sketchup tutorials and Sketchup news at Master Sketchup. As he’s just starting to get into 3D printing, he asked me to write a post about 3D printing with Sketchup, which I was happy to do. In the article, I draw from my own experience modeling for 3D prints, as well as interactions […]
The Story of Twisted Star Lamp
This is the story of the project that launched my interest in 3D printing. In September 2010, i.materialise announced a 3D printed lamp design challenge. The guidelines were pretty simple – design an original lamp using Sketchup, taking advantage of 3D printing’s unique capabilities. After two months of learning about 3D printing and designing over one dozen prototypes, on the […]
[Infographic] Ever wonder what 1 Million 3D Prints looks like?
A few weeks ago, Shapeways mentioned they’ve passed the 1 Million 3D print mark. I got to wondering, what does 1 Million things really look like? I made an illustration in Sketchup to show just that.