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The Revolution Will Be Prototyped

Posted by Anders Uhl

Apr 13, 2016 9:15:35 AM


"I was having kind of a bad day. I was between jobs, had a cold and was in a pretty foul mood all round. On my walk home from the grocery store, as I turned the corner at the southwest corner of 7th and South a kid on a skateboard careened into me at full force. This knocked us both over and sent my glasses and groceries flying into the street. His skateboard literally landed inches from my face. The profile of the skateboard wheel was it: My ah-ha! moment. Cue the light bulb (albeit surrounded by the Looney Tunes-esque, chirping birds of my post-impact daze). It was at that very moment that I said to myself, "No, it can't be that easy, can it? Would 8mm skate bearings fit on an 8mm cymbal stand? I mean, it should, right?" -Guy Juravich

Topics: 3d, music, 3d-print, 3d-cad, drums, instrument


Posted by admin

Jan 22, 2011 4:36:00 PM


A color 3D model of a water-soluble peptide was made based on the crystallographic experimental coordinates (   The peptide model was ‘fine-tuned’ (color, scale & representation) in PyMol ( before being converted to a VRML file format and 3D printed in NextFab Studio’s Z-Corp Spectrum Z510 3D printer. Tech Supervisor Derek Spence of NextFab has developed techniques which allow us to push the limits of the 3D printing process and successfully build models of this complexity.

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Topics: z-corp, Uncategorized, nextfab-studio, 3d-print, molecule, water-soluble-peptide


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