Gene Pool#61: 3D Printing

3D Printing weekend with the RepRapSelf replicating machines, Hack spaces, maker culture and the future of manufacturing in 3D printing.  Hannah and Malcolm Napier of the Thames Valley RepRap User Group, working alongside 3D artist, Riette Hayes-Davies led the 3D Printing weekend where attendees learned  how to model objects in Google’s Sketch Up software and then output real objects from the RepRap 3D printer.

Contact mic recordings of the RepRap printer supplied by Elizabeth Hammond.

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Gene Pool#61: 3D Printing

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About the RepRap
RepRap is a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects. Since many parts of RepRap are made from plastic and RepRap can print those parts, RepRap is a self-replicating machine – one that anyone can build given time and materials. It also means that – if you’ve got a RepRap – you can print lots of useful stuff, and you can print another RepRap for a friend…

RepRap is about making self-replicating machines, and making them freely available for the benefit of everyone. We are using 3D printing to do this, but if you have other technologies that can copy themselves and that can be made freely available to all, then this is the place for you too.


• 3D Notes from the Weekend (PDF 4.4mb)

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