It’s been an interesting week of gathering new information. Formlabs, our 3D printer manufacturer of choice, presented a webinar on the use of their preferred 3D modeling program, ZBrush , which is used to develop the digital wire-frame models that their Form II 3D printer then produces in stereo-lithographic solids.
Our own in-house soft wares have conversion applications that also convert our 3D models into wire-frame format that easily conforms to the Form II’s requirements to convert to solids. I don’t believe we will need a third software application to tend to our output at this time.
In the meantime, our studies continue in all areas of advanc3Design, with equal weight being given to each phase of operations, until the kiln and printer arrive. After unpacking, the 3D printer will be given the highest priority until we are comfortable enough to produce our first solids for investment casting. Casting and post finishing will follow, until all products are developed, at which point our photographer will step in to do his magic for upload to the website. I will try to capture the production process myself, with photos, to show step by step progression in the multiple steps required in the assembly procession.
Quote of the week:
“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.”