wanna get rid of these?
Print a rare fossil to use in a class presentation.
Print a prototype of your newest product idea.
Print your latest artistic creation.
Gelman is proud to offer 3-D printing to all GW students, faculty, and staff! 3-D printing (also called additive manufacturing) is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created.
New to 3-D Printing Technology? Attend a Getting Started with 3-D Printing Workshop.
Learn more about how 3-D printing works and what types of projects you can make with it at a 30 minute Getting Started workshop. You’ll learn how 3-D printing works, how to submit a request for printing at Gelman, and a brief tutorial on Makerware, the software that drives our Makerbot printers.
Getting Started with 3-D Printing Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, September 22nd – 2pm
Monday, October 12th – Noon
Tuesday, October 20th – 2pm
Wednesday, November 11th – Noon
Please RSVP as there are limited seats available for these workshops. Each workshop will take place in Gelman’s 3-D Studio (Room 214). Contact Dominique Pierce at email@example.com for more information.
Ready to Start Printing? 3-D Printing Starts September 15!
Digital files may be submitted online for printing beginning September 15. The cost for 3-d printing is 5 cents/gram and is calculated on the weight of the final object.
Foggy Bottom – Gelman Library (View Map)
2130 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
4th Concept: Surface finish
A mild coating of acetone or Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) can bring printed parts to a high gloss finish, and can reduce/eliminate print layer ridges.
from a longer article on ABS and solvents, here.