Hi Folks, 

Check out what Harry and I have been working on in the 3D printing group.

We're designing air foils that can be 3D printed.

Check out this discussion to get the Blender CAD files, and for more details:

3D Air Foil

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Tags: 3D, Air, Foil, printing, section

Comment by Harry on November 30, 2012 at 4:52pm

That looks great, Ellison.  My imagination is going much faster than my CAD learning process.

Comment by Ellison Chan on November 30, 2012 at 8:11pm

Here's a little wing I made:

Comment by Jesse on November 30, 2012 at 11:48pm

If you're just making solid parts, laser cutting would be a far better method. Much, much faster and cheaper. You can actually compare the cost difference through a site like Ponoko.

Comment by Dez Socks on December 1, 2012 at 7:16am

Here is a complete air frame in an article on wired.

link here

Comment by Ellison Chan on December 1, 2012 at 8:54am

If I had access to a Stratasys, I'd be printing something less boring than that. :-)

Comment by Ellison Chan on December 1, 2012 at 9:01am

@Jesse the first part on the scale was actually printed with 10% fill, so it's mostly hollow.  Laser cutting won't be able to do that.

Comment by Harry on December 1, 2012 at 11:59am

Ellison, I attached that file in the main 3D discussion group area.  It wont let me post in the blender parts discussion.

Comment by Ellison Chan on December 1, 2012 at 12:13pm

Is the utility bar missing?  I had the same problem, and fixed it by clearing my browser cache.  Some bad javascript keeps getting downloaded for some reason.

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