This week we will be design and print 3d models, which is something i've never done before.

Even though I have designed for CNC machines before, I think designing in Fusion360 might be a bit of a challenge for me. The only 3D software i've used before is Unity, which was definitely fun, but very difficult. As you can see in this video, things like scaling might turn out different than you expect when you're used to 2D objects.

This was also our last week before the school closed, so unfortunately we didn't get the opportunity to remake our prints.

Im sorry for this giggle it sounds like it belongs in an Insidious movie.

Im sorry for this giggle it sounds like it belongs in an Insidious movie.

This weeks assignment:

<aside> 🗃️ In pairs (partner = Britt de Heer), you will design and print three different molds that can be used in the open material archive.


<aside> ♻️ The aim of these molds is to be able to reproduce material experiments with the same mold but different materials.


<aside> 🧤 These molds should create textural experiments for the casted material.


3D printing

Do I actually need to 3d print?

3D printing is a relatively new technology that was very hyped up by the media at one point. Avoid using 3d printing just to be able to slap this trendy title on your product. There are many downsides to 3D printing, the main one being that it takes a very long time. Take this in consideration when you choose a method to create your object.

<aside> 🏭 Decide on if you want to use formative, subtractive or additive manufacturing based on the amount of objects you need.


The 3d printing process

  1. Decide if 3D printing is the best option.
  2. Decide which material to use.
  3. Producing a 3D file
  4. STL creation and file manipulation
  5. Printing
  6. Removal of prints
  7. Post processing

Struggling with Fusion360