The Man With The Glip Glops
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- Aug 14, 2008
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Engraphic is a studio that I run as a hobbyist. Learning to 3d print has been one skill I gained during the pandemic.
What got me interested was the desperate need to help people. When covid struck all of us, US like many countries had shortage of face masks amongst other things. I saw a youtube video on how a youtuber known for 3d printing starting making parts for face shield. I wanted to help and got myself a 3d printer.
Unfortunately, the area of printing was small and was not able to produce or donate any face shields, I was able to produce face mask straps.
These straps hold the mask so you do not have to wear it and hold by your ears. I got my first big paid order of 400 and I could not be more happy.
Things are not complete ok, but we all are in better shape compared to 2020. I kept learning and kept printing different things.
So I thought, why not share this with you all and document it, who knows one of you might get an interest and want to get into it.
So lets begin. Let me introduce what 3d printing is and how it works.
3d printing in simple language is producing what you dream. You might need some okish modeling skill if you want to design your own prints. You can 3d print in two ways. One using a FDM (Fused deposition modeling) where you take plastic called as filament and heat it up using your printer upto 220 degree celsius. The melted filament creates layer after layer and produces the design you wanted.
Another way to 3d print is by using liquid resin. The resin if cured using throwing UV light layer after layer which then produces your design.
Some post processing is usually needed on the prints like sanding, coloring, etc.
Hope the intro helps understand a bit. I will in my next post go over the machines I have followed by some prints.
Things I have printed so far