This week I (Harold) started to learn the basics of 3D Modeling and Printing:
On Monday morning Ray asked Christian (The New Intern) and I to play around with TinkerCad. He suggested that we try to model some coffee mugs with built-in coasters.
After about 10 minutes I completed the first version of my "Coaster Mug", a coffee mug with the word Cup as a handle and a coaster built into the bottom:
Christian also modeled a mug but he put the word Cup inside. I'll admit that he came up with that idea first, and I like many great inventors borrowed it and made adjustments.
During that afternoon Ray asked me to download Z-Suite, the software that the Zortrax M200 and Inventure use to print. He told me to familiarize myself with it because Christian and I are going to be 3D printing on the M200 soon:
So I loaded up Z-Suite and watched a tutorial that Ray and Mitchel created. I then messed around with the software a bit and figured out how to load up my mug into it:
I fiddled with the camera controls and the X,Y,Z coordinates for a bit and then hit Save To Print. After clicking a side menu popped up:
I downloaded and read the printer's manual to figure out what some of the settings meant. After some reading and randomly clicking options I prepared the model for Printing: