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.
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.
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.
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.
This design is a “crushed cup” and was fabricated on the 3D printer.
This is a fully functional wrench that I printed on the machine.