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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 In which a landlord learns 3D printing replacement window screen parts is a cost effective solution to broken, outdated hardware.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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.