My 3D printing arrived

By October 7, 2011 8 Comments

Ten days ago I wrote about how easy it is getting to design and print a 3D object.  This is the picture of the design that I posted at the time:


And this is the printed object that arrived today:


Once I got over how small it is I started thinking it’s pretty cool.  Useless, but pretty cool.  It is printed from a rigid, and slightly rough plastic which feels durable, the fidelity to the design at the corners is good, and the two colour printing is impressive.

It isn’t hard to imagine the practical applications.

The cost was €11 to get it printed, plus a further €11 postage.  The design tool was free.  I feel a bit robbed by the postage.

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