3D Printer Uses
By: Josh Rucinski
I've gotten this question many times, and at first it seemed as though people were stifling their imagination, but the fact is many people are very unfamiliar with the technology.
In this case, the 3d printer made little cars to scale for this model of a parking area. The value added portion of this is that the cars are tailored to fit scale in each dimension. You cannot get cars that are too fat or too thin as what can happen with the laser cutter. Plus the models have no burn marks on them.
The cars were extruded from a simple form in Rhino and then arrayed to fit the printer tray. My 3d printer is very small compared to the ones we have at school, so I was only able to fit about 30 – 40 cars.
Anyways, something to think about.