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What else can I make with FormIt? 3D printing and other Friday fun

Posted in 3dprinting, images, vasari by Tom Vollaro 7 years ago

A brand new MakerBot Replicator2 showed up at our office recently. Of course we started thinking about what we could print from FormIt. I started printing out pieces of the Villa Rotunda model that I posted back in March. But I wanted to print something useful - you know, something that solves a problem. I own an old Oyster acoustic guitar pickup, which I like very much. However, it suffers from a design flaw. The method for attaching the pickup to a guitar is this putty that dried up and fell off years ago. So I fired up FormIt, modeled a clip to hold the Oyster in place, brought it into Vasari, exported an STL file, sent it to the printer and (just about an hour later...yawn) I had my clip! 20130405-162241.jpg 20130405-162929.jpg Postscript: My colleagues in San Francisco have a fancy Objet and were able to print a proper model of Villa Rotunda: 2013-03-15_12-38-47_862

Comments:

meganligday 6 years ago

Currently, we have access to auto desk Revit 2014 on our windows at school! However, downloading FormIt shouldn't be an issue, unless it's only used for tablets.

tvollaro 2014-01-27 17:23:36

The best way to figure out if FormIt will work for you is to try it! Do you use an iPad or Android tablet? What design software do you currently use?

meganligday 2014-01-27 16:45:20

This is amazing! I am looking to do something similar. I am an interior design students working on a couture retail space for downtown London infusing characteristic styles of McQueen and McCartney together, forming a new collection. I was interested in have an entrance 'rotunda' vestibule area and just wanted to know if your tutorials were helpful for making models such as this?

tvollaro 6 years ago

The best way to figure out if FormIt will work for you is to try it! Do you use an iPad or Android tablet? What design software do you currently use?

meganligday 2014-01-27 16:45:20

This is amazing! I am looking to do something similar. I am an interior design students working on a couture retail space for downtown London infusing characteristic styles of McQueen and McCartney together, forming a new collection. I was interested in have an entrance 'rotunda' vestibule area and just wanted to know if your tutorials were helpful for making models such as this?

meganligday 6 years ago

This is amazing! I am looking to do something similar. I am an interior design students working on a couture retail space for downtown London infusing characteristic styles of McQueen and McCartney together, forming a new collection. I was interested in have an entrance 'rotunda' vestibule area and just wanted to know if your tutorials were helpful for making models such as this?