Exciting day today, we are heading downtown for a 3D printer certification course!
This 3D printer certification course is offered by the Digital Innovation Hubs at the Toronto Reference Library. After a month long wait list, it is our turn to get trained! As an additional note, you will need this certification course in order to use the 3D printing facility at the Digital Innovation Hubs.
We arrived Toronto Reference Library half an hour earlier, having a chance to mingle with classmates is a good start. Since this is a beginner/introduction course, we expect most of us will be newbies but not quite so. While waiting to enter the training room, a few of us already started some discussions on plastic material selection, product hardness and workability of the model. Wow, this is intense.
We bought a couple of 3M Command Brand Damage-Free hanging crochets (Product number 17201C for Canada) for hanging some dry-erase whiteboards. Immediately noticed its design is different than regular Velcro, so a closer look is needed on the material and catching mechanism. Let’s magnify the strip and check it out!
Home Depot, Rona and Canadian Tire store do carry some stock for emergency use. Caution, they are not cheap.
Generally speaking, they are not bare stock for milling purposes. All aluminum material are already anodized in good finish. The sticker indicates material are imported by H. Paulin & Company Limited and stock originated from China and Taiwan.
Using computer, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and modeling software; Not only we can visualize our design, we now can test, assemble and see how the parts fit before we start making them. Dramatically reduce error and bad design as a result. In this blog, we want to assist beginners by sharing our views on using these technologies, knowing the basics and transitioning your design from screen to a real part.
Home workshop offers far more flexibility in design and customizations, it is a part of your home to begin with. Do what you want to it, just make sure to leave space for the TV and beer keg dispenser.