The Joy of Z Axis: Creativity and Innovation through 3D Printing

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Published on March 4, 2014

Author: sverma



Presentation on creativity and innovation through 3D printing. Featuring the Printrbot Jr. V2 at the College of Business, San Francisco State University.

The Joy of Z Axis Creativity and Innovation through 3D printing Sameer Verma, Ph.D. Information Systems


3D Printing ● Length (X), width (Y) and depth (Z) ● Icing on a cake. – Make a flower from butter and sugar icing.

2D Printing ● Inkjet printers – Cartridge is X axis – Paper feed is Y axis – No depth.

Add Z Axis ● Print using molten plastic ● Move print head up slightly ● Layer plastic ● Cooled plastic = 3D object

Industrial ● Fills up a small room ● $20,000 to $50,000 ● Used for prototyping ● Don't forget the ink! Production series from Stratasys

Hobby Market ● Plastic (the ink) costs $30 a kilogram

Question: How much would you pay for a 3D printer?

RepRap ● Replicating Rapid Prototyper ● Print a printer from a printer – 70% to 90% ● Self-replicating printers! ● Watch the video:

MakerBot ● Early open source printer ● Became proprietary ● Acquired by Stratasys ● Printers range from $1200 to $7000 ● Cupcake

Printrbot at Kickstarter ● Goal of $25,000 ● Raised $830,827 on Kickstarter

Printrbot Bots ●

Parts ● Motors ● Bed ● Extruder ● Filament ● Threaded rods ● Smooth rods ● Pulleys ● Gears ● ...

Plastic ● ABS ● PLA ● Other

Tweaks ● Open Source => Lots of tweak'ability! ● Tweaks make it better. – –

Printrbot Jr. V2

Let's print!

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