Athlete Wrestling with a Python

After  a lot of experimenting with this machine I finally finished my first project. A lot of effort went into this model and I learned a lot within just a couple of weeks using this machine. Unfortunately today I had to say goodbye to the printer for a while. It shipped back to the Formlabs […]

Published on: 10 September
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Struggles and successes

After the huge fails I had last week, I decided to be cautious. Broke the base into two parts and started printing. Always watching how the print was going and prepared to cancel it at any time. It’s better to cancel it when it goes wrong rather than somehow trying to fix it mid print […]

Published on: 2 September
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So far … not so good

Well, a lot has happened since my first prints. To be exact, a lot of failed prints. I really got frustrated with the whole thing. In a nutshell, I tried to print the legs of the statue, but all my prints failed and now I have 5 different legs, all pretty much useless. How this […]

Published on: 27 August
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Mirror mirror…

I decided to print a model that is dear to me. It’s a sculpture titled: an athlete wrestling with a python. Sir Frederic Leighton sculpted it in the 19th century. It’s on display in the Tate Britain. When I first visited the museum this piece just grabbed my attention. So when last year I delved […]

Published on: 22 August
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It’s here

The shiny new printer arrived today! I ordered it to my workplace, which, in hindsight was a big mistake. I don’t drive and take the bus to work each day. Now when I realized that the package is around 20 kilos I was shocked… So it arrived yesterday and I called a cab to get […]

Published on: 20 August
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The Form 1

Stereolitography (SLA) printing is actually the oldest 3d printing technology. In 1986 Charles W. Hull successfully printed a 3d model. An SLA printer has a vat of UV curable liquid, a resin, and a laser that tracks the surface layer by layer. The UV light cures parts of the resin and then after each layer […]

Published on: 26 June
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3d Printing Techniques

The first technology I’d like to talk about is Selective Laser Sinistering or SLS printing. In my humble opinion this is one of the best methods out there at this moment. Why is it so good? Well, with most 3d printers what kills a print is the support structure you have to add. That is the […]

Published on: 19 June
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Prelude

3D printing was something that interested me for the past few years, but always seemed so distant. As a 3d modeller I day-dreamed about getting some of my models printed one day and quite honestly that dream was realized last November. I started working at Propshop, a modelmaking company based in Pinewood Studios, near London. […]

Published on: 12 June
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