What’s Printing Now?

Located in the CTLT are three 3D printers, a Makerbot Thing-O-Matic (ToM), a Solidoodle 2, and a Solidoodle 3. The photo below is from the ToM printer’s webcam and is updated every couple minutes while the printer is operating.  Please note that an occasional blurry picture is due to moments of extreme vibration during the printing process and is normal.  If there is a green tint, it is because we’re running the green LEDs (we’re probably running a demo).

Solidoodle 3:

photo of webcam located on the housing of the second UR CTLT webcam 2 pointed at the stage on the Solidoodle3 where objects are created.

UR CTLT Solidoodle3 3D Printer Web Cam

Makerbot Thing-O-Matic: replaced extrusion guide and now running through test prints.

photo of webcam located on the housing of the first UR CTLT webcam pointed at the stage on the Makerbot Thing-O-Matic where objects are created.

UR CTLT Makerbot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer Web Cam

Recently Printed:

  • a large bucky ball (C60 – 60 Carbon atoms in a soccerball pattern)
  • adenine for an instructional materials experiment
  • carbon nanotube cup, iPad dock stand, sign for 3D printer, Yoda
  • sample chairs for 3D design course
  • printing extrusion block for 3D printer, itself
  • printing a block of letters that read, “EMERGING TECH @ CTLT.”
  • FlyTracks for biology experiment
  • UR Dennis Hall  (TLC student worker SketchUp project)
  • Carole Weinstein International Center Greek theater (TLC student worker SketchUp project)
  • set of planetary gears (see http://www.thingiverse.com/make:35571 )
  • test print of prototype (below) with PLA plastic (first significant project with different plastic)
  • prototype for fly locomotion experiment apparatus
  • “LATE NIGHT @ BOATWRIGHT” for a project with the Boatwright Memorial Library and University Communications
  • a 3D-printed QR code for the Ti3D blog site URL (see http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:46884 )
  • dozens of “I ♥ TLC” (I Love the Technology Learning Center) tokens.  We will add a magnetic strip and give them to the TLC to hand out to visitors on Valentine’s Day.
  • a 1″ PVC Schedule 40 tee, cap, and tube for pulling exhaust from the Solidoodle 3 printer.
  • an adapter from 1″ Schedule 40 PVC to a 4-inch duct hose for pulling exhaust from the Solidoodle 3 printer.
  • a 3D knot – this is a test of printing at 0.1mm resolution! (3X the normal resolution of 0.3mm)
  • UR Spider Tie (black with red spider)
  • the gothic cathedral (good test of printer accuracy)
  • tokens for giveaway at Educause 2012 conference (there will be a session presented by UR about 3D printing!)
  • Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Core
  • Philadelphia city hall complex
  • two classes full of 3D sculptures
  • Klein Bottle with holes throughout
  • a business card holder for the CTLT offices that is paired with the purchased wall folders
  • a mount for a dial indicator for the “old” 3D printer (designed in-house)
  • a computer housing for a Raspbery Pi computer
  • a 3D representation of the musical performance of Bapang Selisir
  • a mascot for the TLC
  • spool holders for the new 3D printer
  • statue with two sides: Neil Armstrong’s footprint and a relief of the moon.
  • mount for a dial indicator on the new 3D printer (it helps with alignment)
  • tile of the Gale Crater (landing site for recent Mars mission)
  • another spool holder base
  • 4 bases for a filament spool holder.
  • BPTI protein (bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor) rendered as ribbons but with three active amino acid side chains highlighted with space-filling spheres.
  • lever for a replacement for the printer’s extruder housing
  • archaeal prefolding (1FXK) 
  • Dengue Virus