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3D Printing in the DML
The Digital Media Lab's 3D Innovation Center has 48 3D printers and 5 digitizers. Our printers use the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process of laying down successive layers of plastic filament which stick together to create an object.
What is 3D Printing?
3D printing is a form of manufacturing that adds material together to create objects. 3D printing can facilitate cross-discipline collaboration, rapid prototyping, educational models, final products, and more. 3D printed models are made by a person using 3D modeling software, captured (scanned or photogrammetry), found, or all of these methods. There are many factors that effect print quality and print durations for objects, so results may vary and caution is advised.
3D Printing Process
Video by Richard Cuoco, 2015
Neck Brace Prototype
Aaron Araujo (Team Contact)
Student-College of Engineering
MIE 415 Produce Design and Development
"The 3D printed object is a neck brace to prevent neck injury for off road cyclists. It is a senior design project for educational purposes. We chose to 3D print because it was the best production option to go from a computer aided design model to a physical prototype. The result are nothing short of satisfactory. We have an exact physical model of what was designed on the computer using solid works. Not many other production methods offer this."