You3Dit and UL Tackle Corporate 3DPrinting Education on the West Coast

Today’s #3DPrinting workshop with Underwriters Laboratory (aka UL) will cover a broad span of the entire 3D printing industry followed by an up-close-and-personal exposure to Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) style 3D printers.  Of the 7 major #3DPrinting technologies, FFF (very similar to FDM or Fused Deposition Modeling) are the most common amongst consumer 3D printers. Onsite today are 4x of Printrbot‘s fleet of 3D printers: Printrbot Simple Metal Plus – their newest, 10″x10″x10″ machine Printrbot Simple Metal – their tried and true, “best value”, 6″x6″x6″ machine Printrbot Simple Makers Edition Original – kit version assembled by Chris from You3Dit We will have the smaller machines printing smaller 3D printed parts from the fun RaverRing Kickstarter project and on the larger machines, a more meaningful project known as eNABLE – where 3D printer owners sync up with an organization that matches them with people who need prosthetics–not just lending a hand, but actually giving a hand. We’ll show how these entry-level, yet powerful machines

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Is that RaverRing White and Gold or Blue and Black?

When musical cues are accompanied by flashes of bright LED light coming from Kickstarter’s RaverRing Project, people often experience “the best night of [their] lives.” The RaverRings in Question A photograph from Instagram was posted the other day from user @You3Dit that asked, “What color are they?”  Some people see a nightlife dancing enhancement ring, other people see a device to help get the attention of inattentive drivers while exercising.  Some people see them doing both exceptionally well. Let’s Take Some Averages The Gold and White RaverRing on the left is bare skinned, “Bling Gold” PLA from Cubicity.com with a white LED.  The RaverRing on the right is dark blue but covered with dark grey Performix Plasti-Dip.  If we take the two RaverRings and average the colors in a Dance Party, Rave, High-school Pep Rally or at an all-night event, we get the most epic party of our lives. How Do We Interpret these RaverRings? Our eyes, minds and bodies are only

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