This week I was inspired by a call from a customer that asked for a very specific print. He said can you print a cookie cutter of a “Dumpster Fire”? I chuckled a bit and said I guess so. What do you mean dumpster fire? Do you have a picture or something? Low and behold he did. This call and customer really opened my eyes… There actually were cookie cutters made already of dumpster fires all over the place! Who knew! Well apparently he did and I am grateful to him for the business and the call. Little did he know that this caused me to realize that there is a market for this sort of thing.
The thoughts that went through my mind were interesting… I totally could have blown him off, thinking that this kind of business was small potatoes or something. But something inside told me said “Dude you need to do this one. You may not make a ton of money but you will enjoy the heck out of it!” I totally did. This simple print made my week and opened my eyes, to the even further, diversity of things that 3d printing can do. So, the moral of this story is that regardless of the job, big or small, you can be sure that 1Robomaker will help you on your journey… Dumpster Fires and all!
Most of the time when you hear someone talking about printing, your mind immediately goes to something like a document, picture or something like that. So what exactly is 3d printing anyway? Is it just printing a picture in 3d? Oh no my friend!! It is much much more than that. 3d printing is the way that you bring your ideas to life! Imagine having an idea for a brilliant new invention that you feel will change the world! Years ago one would say, ” Man, I just don’t have the cash to get this idea moving. Its just too expensive to have someone make my prototype.” Here is where 3d printing shines! Now you can have said idea fabricated and in short order at a fraction of the expense. No tooling to worry about. No minimum quantity to reach. No massive amounts of material waisted in a machining process.
Here is how it works…
You have an idea.
You create it in some modeling software.
You bring your idea to life by 3d printing.
The process of 3d printing uses a small printhead that is kind of like a very, very small glue gun and the glue stick is made of plastic instead of glue. The printhead lays down a thin layer of plastic, about as thick as a piece of paper, on to the print bead and starts to build your idea layer on top of layer until your 3d model has been created. The process can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 5 days depending on the size and complexity of the model.
You truly can print everything from Toys to car parts to planters or even scale models of cities. Your imagination is truly the only limit.
Feel free to contact us if you would like help bringing your idea to life.
1Robomaker Enterprises is proud to present “The Power Supply” a new blog that will provide our community with useful and current information on how 3d Printing and associated technology can impact your life personally. We will also feature new products and customers from time time as well. It is our hope that we are able to supply you with some additional energy or quality of life by learning more about how 3d printing can enrich our community.