Category Archives: SketchUp

3D Printing Filament Tool

Update: See updated design and photo of the prototype that can automatically feed at the end of this post (I have not yet tested heating). As much excitement as there is around the 3Doodler kickstarter project, it turns out that … Continue reading

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TLC Staff Create SketchUp Designs

For demonstrating proficiency with SketchUp, the TLC staff were asked to create SketchUp models of spatial objects around campus such as a component of a building or fountain. The staff were asked to spend only 6-7 hours on the project. … Continue reading

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I Love the TLC

Want a custom 3D-printed “I ♥ [Heart] TLC” magnet?  While supplies last, the TLC will be giving them away for those coming to the Technology Learning Center on Valentine’s Day to work on their academic projects. 

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Exhaust Design

Although there is nothing toxic about 3D printing with ABS (check out an MSDS for ABS and research posts such as http://www.instructables.com/id/Is-3D-Printing-Safe-or-DIY-Testing-for-HCN-from-/ ), it does have some odor.  The magnitude can be reduced by enclosing the printer (presumably giving the volatiles … Continue reading

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Time Lapse of 3D Design Students’ Project Being Printed

As part of a larger project in a 3D design course at the University of Richmond, Fall 2012, students used Google SketchUp to develop a work composed of three pieces of small cubes taken from a much larger cube (when … Continue reading

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