3D PRINTING: A PATH TO MATERIALIZATION

You might have noticed these animation ants on our website and social networks. These were created for a short animation film for our Austrian client TGW Group. If you like the ants, take a peek on these images depicting the step by step process of their materialization from a digital 3D model to its 3D printed form using a gypsum composite 3D printer.

 

3d printed ant from animation

 

1. STEP: PREPARING THE DATA FILE

First, we take the 3D digital file and check its quality and suitability for 3D printing. In this case we used the 3D model from our own animation. Fortunately the model was flawless and therefore ready to be 3D printed immediately.

2. STEP: PREPARING THE 3D PRINTER

We check the state of the maschine and the materials used for 3D printing. This time, the printer was low on gypsum composite and therefore we had to “load” it using a special vacuum cleaner.

3. STEP: 3D PRINTING LAYER BY LAYER

During this time we can concentrate on other things, as the 3D printer works perfectly on its own.

4. STEP: VACUUMING THE GYPSUM

When the 3D printing is finished, we use a special vacuum cleaner (the same one as in the beginning) to return the extra gypsum back to the 3D printer.

5. STEP: CLEANING THE 3D PRINTED OBJECT

After vacuuming, the object is ready to be carefully but thoroughly cleaned from the dust and finalized.

6. STEP: FINALIZING THE CLEANED 3D PRINTED OBJECT

Finalization is an important step of the composite 3D printing. The gypsum 3D objects are very fragile and finalization makes them firm and durable. In this case we used superglue ColorBond.

7. STEP: DRYING THE FINALIZED 3D PRINTED OBJECT

The superglue dries quickly but it is always important to leave the object to dry for a little while before packing it or using it. Sometimes a dryer or a special stove can be used to speed up the process.

8. STEP: ENJOYING!

The last step is completely and only up to you.

 

nasavanie prachu do 3D tlačiarne

kompozitová 3D tlač

3D tlač vysávanie

po 3D tlači

superlepidlo 3D tlač

3d tlačený mravec

3D tlač mravec

 

7 COMMENTS
  1. thanks for sharing

  2. Hey very nice site!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your website and take the feeds also…I’m happy to find a lot of useful info here in the post, we need develop more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

    new 6 years ago Reply
  3. I truly appreciate this post. I have been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You’ve made my day! Thx again!

    kino winterthur 6 years ago Reply
  4. I just want to say I am just all new to blogs and seriously liked this web-site. Likely I’m planning to bookmark your site . You absolutely have great article content. Kudos for sharing with us your web-site.

    my link 6 years ago Reply
  5. I was recommended this website by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my difficulty. You are wonderful! Thanks!

    Theron White 6 years ago Reply
  6. Thanks again for the article post.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

    PetruzziEl 6 years ago Reply
  7. I have read several good stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you put to create such a fantastic informative website.

    Randal Opitz 6 years ago Reply

Leave a Reply