Where We Began
The first introduction to 3D printing came as result of not being able to find an obsolete part for a vehicle. Since there was no way to track the part down a decision was made to redesign the part and have it 3D printed.
First a CAD program (computer aided design) had to be downloaded so the part could be designed in 3 dimensions and saved as an electronic file. Since I didn’t have a 3D printer to begin with the file was sent to an associate that did the printing.
The first part was a success and more parts and produce designs followed. Once I had scratched the surface of what could be done with this technology and the many types of material available, the ideas and experimentation began.
The best part of 3D printing is that it is constantly changing.