3D Printing - Prototype to pilot line in your office
The availability of the desktop and office located 3D printer has revolutionized the prototyping and pilot line worlds. We will present the capabilities and tradeoff of the the different materials that can be used in 3D printers, and uses in prototypes, mechanical samples, 3D miniatures, and one-up designs through small pilot run products. For the prototypes,different printers offer different size a capabilities in the printed output that are possible. These include the creation of mechanical & industrial design for cell phone molds, replacement parts, mice, camera shells, sporting/health care products etc. A quick overview of the software available and its use for the creation of 3D designs, as well as the use of 3D scanners to input base designs will be presented.
Erick Wolf is co-founder of Airwolf 3D and leads the sales and research and development departments. He is an expert in the field of desktop 3D printers and rapid prototyping, having designed the AW3D v.4, 5, 5.5 and XL professional-grade 3D printers. Mr. Wolf earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1997. Mr. Wolf has 20+ of hands-on automotive mechanical experience to compliment his mechanical engineering degree. Mr. Wolf is also an accomplished patent attorney and well versed in the field of intellectual property law as it relates to open source 3D printing technologies.
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