Recipes

ganter on March 21, 2011

All I could hear was the old jingle which was associated with a certain company’s Iced Tea product and its marketing campaign. We continue with our quest to experiment with a wide variety of materials for 3DP. Our previous materials were presented in: Bone Yard Salty Parts Here is another result from our Advanced RP/RM […]

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ganter on March 17, 2011

We continue with our quest to experiment with a wide variety of materials for 3DP. Our previous material was presented in: Bone Yard In our Advanced RP/RM (rapid prototyping/rapid manufacturing) course, I was discussing the course requirements. One our of requirements is an independent research project and report to be undertaken in teams of two […]

Continue reading about Salty Parts – 3DP in Salt

admin on March 10, 2011

We continue our quest to experiment with a wide variety of materials for 3DP.  This story starts almost one year ago.   While teaching our Advanced RP/RM (rapid prototyping/rapid manufacturing) course,  I was discussing the course requirements.   One our of requirements is an independent research project and report to be undertaken in teams of two (the […]

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ganter on March 1, 2011

We have some really interesting work from our current students that we’d like to display.   However, in order to be fair to their efforts a little bit of background needs to be presented. Implicit Solid Modeling (ISM) is a function based modeling system that uses one of more implicit equations to model objects.  ISM is […]

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by  Laura West and Mark Ganter As a result of the collaboration between artist (and  a bit engineer) Laura West and engineer (and more than part – artist) Mark Ganter, we are making great strides in the Fresno City College Sculpture Lab and the UW Solheim RP Lab  for the past few weeks.  This went […]

Continue reading about Plaster Powder VOHP (Version “Out of the bag” HydroPerm)

west on October 31, 2010

Our presentation ( Laura West and Mark Ganter) at Ars Mathematica in Paris was a great success and as promised we are jointly releasing our cemetenous metal casting formula for you to play with. What follows is a series of tips along with the formula.  Of course we found that it also works quite nicely […]

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admin on June 3, 2010

New & Improved, Please see: http://open3dp.me.washington.edu/2010/11/plaster-powder-vohp-version-out-of-the-bag-hydroperm/ {Mendel Parts?} We’ve have been using this plaster based replacement powder over the last two years.  The recipe is simpler and more available than our previous plaster recipe.   It was developed over a period of  about one year.  It has ok damp strength, good green strength, and is quite […]

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ganter on March 10, 2010

The question that came up after the amazing February DorkBot meeting was “Is there anything that I can do with any of these cool materials without a 3D printer?”   I am ALWAYS haunted by questions like that.   Since the meeting, I have been experimenting with at least one answer.  The  answer for me was  Glass […]

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ganter on December 8, 2009

We are working one of our glass suppliers to find “just the right” glass powder.   The real issue is what exactly is the best powder size distribution.   Please understand that it could take a quite a few attempts to get this issue “right”.     They are making some samples and we are testing these […]

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ganter on October 20, 2009

An improved glass powder is composed of better quality glass (i.e. Spectrum Glass).  This our second major glass powder tested in our lab. It has ok damp strength, good green strength, and OK behavior in the kiln cycle. Spectrum Powdered Glass – 1000 units Powdered Sugar   ———– 90-100 units Maltodextrin   ————- 90-100 units The Spectrum […]

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