3D printing: before and after

This is hot off the 3D printing press. Last night, I sent out one of my “data crystals” to the 3D printer and in the morning, I got this beautiful print.

data_crystals_beforeAfter about an hour of cleaning off the support material with dental tools and a high-pressure water jet, I got something below. It looks great for an early experiment! I feel like a modern-day Data Miner.

data_crystals_after

2 replies
  1. John
    John says:

    Need some “work-in-progress” shots. End result is so different, did the 3D printing really save you much time over just carving it form a chunk of resin?

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    • admin
      admin says:

      Good point, I’ll try to get some of the build-up and then cleaning process next time. It definitely takes awhile to clean these!

      Reply

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