Prusa i3 3D Printer

One day my physics teacher came to me with a problem. She and her husband ran a distillery and they needed a product that would make their bottle stand out in bars and liquor stores. So I took it upon myself to design a bottle display that would illuminate their bottle when placed on top. In order to provide her with enough bottle displays to send to liquor stores, I decided to build a 3D printer and manufacture them myself. This project introduced me to the world of 3D printing and all it has to offer. Ever since then I have had a passion for 3D design and additive manufacturing.

Finished Product

The image on the right shows the FDM printer that I built for manufacturing the bottle displays. In addition to the displays, I successfully printed many more models. A couple of which can be seen below.

Marvin

This is one of the fist models I I produced with my printer to test its quality. At a layer height of 0.15 mm, this sample shows great detail and the capabilities of the machine.

Print Sample #2

This image shows another sample print that was made using the 3D printer. It is the face of a gorilla, and I made it to show the level of detail that the printer can produce at low printing speeds and small layer heights.

Print Sample #3

This design is a “crushed cup” and was fabricated on the 3D printer.

Print Sample #4

This is a fully functional wrench that I printed on the machine.