Morgan 3D Printers wants you – yes you, who think that you cannot become part of the 3D printing wave that is sweeping the world – to become part of the awesome world of realising ideas and a competition winner…
To show you how easy it is, and how much fun it is, Morgan 3D is running a monthly competition where you are challenged to submit a cool design. The best design, judged on viability, talk-ability and ingenuity is then printed for free and presented to the clever winner.
The cool thing is that it does not need to be your own idea or own design. 3D printing is something anybody can get into because there are many designs on the internet that you as a beginner may go and download and use. And that is exactly what our June winner did…
AND OUR WINNER FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE IS….
Quentin selected this design as the wining idea because it gave him an opportunity to showcase the versatility of his printers working with flexible filament as well as the usual sturdy PLA. The tyres of the car is actually a quite a lot softer than the body and this approach allows for complex prototyping as well as interesting niche products with your Morgan 3D printer.
Simone downloaded the Jacob Stanton file from thingiverse
YOU TOO CAN GET INVOLVED IN THIS WORLD…
If you want to find out what 3D printing is all about read this article where Quentin Harley speaks about ideas, Terry Pratchett and 3D printing – http://www.morgan3dp.com/in-the-business-of-ideas/
If you want to get start designing your ideas have a look at this page for some free tools – http://3dprintingforbeginners.com/software-tools/ . There are also some cool apps you can try –http://www.123dapp.com/apps-for-3d-printing
You don’t have to be a technical person or serious designer to get into 3D printing, you could even try going the artistic route with Sculptris – http://pixologic.com/sculptris/
If you want to start printing but can’t use the software yet find an exciting project here –
If you still need more inspiration come and speak to Quentin at Morgan 3D Printers at the House4Hack in Centurion.
This is how you enter our competition:
- Design something or download a file from thingiverse
- Save your idea in either a .stl or .obj file format
- Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with a JPEG of your file
- On the last Monday of the month we will pick the competition winner and we will print the winner’s design on the last Tuesday of the month.
We are looking forward to helping you unleash your creative potential with a tool
to bring your ideas to life… Go ahead, send us your idea.