3D Printing Design: Additive manufacturing and the materials revolution (Required Reading Range)

3D Printing for Fashion is the first book that has been designed to give both designers and industry leaders access to the conceptual and practical knowledge needed to participate in what promises to be the biggest cultural/social transformation since the last industrial revolution.

Organized around the three key topics of materials/production technologies, computational geometry/simulation and design methodologies, 3D Printing for Fashion will provide both design students and industry professionals with the know-how, skills and confidence needed to critically engage with a rapidly evolving design landscape of tools, materials and software applications. The book will crucially unpack emerging design methodologies through a series of project-driven step-by-step tutorials and will demystify complex new design and manufacturing processes through interviews with leaders in the design and 3D printing industries.

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Brandon library 3D printer available to; workshop required

11:01 p.m. CDT September 19, 2014

It’s no secret that technology is causing libraries to adapt – from the use of eReaders and libraries offering digital books for download, to the use of computers and the World Wide Web, to now 3D printing.

The Brandon Public Library has a 3D Printer available for public use. 3D Printers let you print a wide variety of three-dimensional (3D) objects, such as jewelry, home appliance parts, toys, phone accessories and anything else you can imagine. Design your own or download ready-to-print designs from websites such as Thingiverse.

With its recent increase in popularity, you may have read somewhere or heard about 3D printing on TV. This new technology is already being incorporated in industry and in the medical field for prosthetics or for knee and hip replacements. “For about five bucks of plastic and another five bucks of wire and screws, you can actually build a functional hand using 3D technology” states Dan Freedman, the dean of the science and engineering department at the state University of New York at New Paltz. 3D printing is described as “endless and can be life changing.” To fully understand its potential, we need to know and learn about the technology. And what better place to do that than the library.

To help people who are interested in learning about 3D printing, the Brandon Public Library is offering workshops you must first attend. The workshop will teach the basics in design and getting started. Upcoming workshops are on Fridays including at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and Oct. 24, with more to come as needed.

The workshops are limited to 15 persons maximum, and registration is required. To sign up, stop in at the library located at 117 E. Main St., Brandon or call them at (920) 346-2350 or email them at [email protected] or Like them on Facebook ‘Brandon Library.’ Following the workshop, attendees will be able to start designing, creating, downloading and signing up for a time to print their creations.

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RepRap Mendel Printer Hardware Kit, Required Shafts and Bearings

This linear motion hardware kit contains the shafts and ball bearings required to build the RepRap Mendel printer project. Six 8 mm shafts are supplied, two each of 495 mm, 406 mm, and 330 mm lengths. This kit also includes five bearings with inside diameters of 8 mm and dimensions of 8 x 22 x 7 mm and forty-eight bearings with inside diameters of 4 mm and dimensions of 4 x 13 x 5 mm.

Mounted bearings combine a bearing mounted inside a housing unit. The bearing housing replaces the need for a casting or weldment to position the bearing securely for reliable operation, and its design determines the type of insert bearing. Insert bearings use rolling elements (ball, cylindrical, spherical, barrel, needle, spindled, or tapered) to maintain the separation between moving parts to reduce rotational friction, and to support radial and axial loads. Available in a variety of materials and mounting configurations, mounted bearings can be one- or two-piece, they can have an extended inner ring and locking device, and they can have seals and end caps that retain lubrication and protect the working parts of the bearing from environmental debris. Mounted bearings support shafts in a variety of mounting configurations (flange block, hanger, pillow block, and take-up block), and are used in a range of applications from light duty shaft guidance on conveyors to road building equipment and crushers.

What’s in the Box?
  • 8 mm shafts, 495 mm length (2)
  • 8 mm shafts, 406 mm length (2)
  • 8 mm shafts, 330 mm length (2)
  • 8 mm ball bearings (5)
  • 4 mm ball bearings (48)

Product Features

  • Linear shafts and bearings required to build RepRap Mendel printer
  • Chrome plated and case hardened carbon steel shafts for resistance to corrosion and wear
  • Carbon steel miniature ball bearings for durability
  • Shielded bearings to retain lubricant and protect against contamination
  • Part dimensions specified for accurate fit

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