Kwikset Doorknob Lock Holder for Lockpicking #3DPrinting #3DThursday

Kwikset Doorknob Lock Holder for Lockpicking by Concorde Thingiverse

Concorde shared this project on Thingiverse!

I wanted to remove locks from some Kwikset door knobs to make it easier to hold them during picking practice and also to take less room in my bag. I found that the doorknob locks are a bit awkward to hold for lock picking practice on their own… I’d already made a holder for double-deadbolts, so I decided to adapt the idea to the doorknob lock since I couldn’t find anyone else that had done something similar for these knob locks. Kwikset doorknob locks are held in by spring clips rather than by screws, and this new holder take advantage of that and also has anti-rotation tabs to keep the lock itself positioned in the holder. When you first put your lock in the holder, just be sure that the pin section is upright between the anti-rotation tabs and that you’re starting the rear clips in the center of the hole that they snap into, and it will go right in.

Download files: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4395777


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

Raspberry Pi Zero Stand #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Raspberry Pi Zero Stand by hafenjunge Thingiverse

A nice take on a familiar design shared by hafenjunge on Thingiverse:

This is a remix of the Raspberry Pi Zero Stand from Adafruit. No screw required when you put the Raspberry Pi at the back and an hat to the front.

I made this because the Pimoroni enviro hat had wrong temperature reading because of the heat from Raspberry Pi. Now the stand acts as an divider between the two boards and the reading are almost perfect.

Download the files and learn more


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

Water Pump With 4 Different Turbines #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Water Pump With 4 Different Turbines TESTING AND BUILDING VIDEO by LetsPrintYT Thingiverse

Fun video with print testing out turbine designs. Shared by LetsPrintYT on Thingiverse and YouTube:

Testing out four 3D printed turbine designs. The water pump is powered by a 775 electric motor and power supply is a power drill battery (3.0ah NiCad). In this video, u will see building tutorial and after that testing. Results were really different from what I personally expected, I think this project was really useful and educational because the turbine what I was thinking as most powerful was actually…well u see in the video.
Every 3D printed parts that u see in this video are printed with PLA filament and with 0.8mm nozzle. Free STL Files included as always.

Download the files and learn more


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

Arduino – RC Radio Transmitter frame #3DPrinting #3DThursday

Arduino RC Radio Transmitter frame by john lenfr Thingiverse

john_lenfr shared this project on Thingiverse!

This is a modified version of the original design by @Thediyguy999.

Just added some space on the border to fit LCD screen nicely.
And create frame for microswitch to be able to fit small buttons.

Download files: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4371108


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

10 Reasons Product Designers Prototype With 3D Printing

Prototyping is a necessary stage in product development that can be time consuming and expensive for product designers, sometimes taking weeks-long chunks out of the development process. But as 3D printing technology has entered the scene, rapid prototyping has become its most popular application in all areas of design whether it be in jewelry, architecture or engineering, and more, because it facilitates the product design process considerably. Using 3D printing for rapid prototyping, designs can be tested and improved at a higher rate, therefore increasing production efficiency and cutting costs. Realistic iterations can be printed quickly for any stage of the design process, from a concept model to a functional prototype, and allow the designer to explore a physical piece to improve and avoid problems early on.

Want to learn more? Here are 10 ways rapid prototyping with 3D printing streamlines the design process:

1. Optimize The Design Using 3D Software

By creating the blueprints for the prototypes
and final design in 3D software, any edits or improvements to that design are
reflected accurately and promptly. The design can be visualized enough at this
initial stage to reduce any errors of communication and to make early
improvements that will save substantial time during the prototyping and
production stages. If the product or part requires customization, this design
can be revisited and expanded upon at any time.

2. Take Advantage of Form Freedom

3D design allows for the creation of complex geometries
that might not be as attainable in other processes. This allows for expanded
freedom in the design and the final shape of the product can only be limited by
the designer’s imagination. This flexibility makes it possible to produce a
professional proof of concept of innovative and original pieces without
sacrificing additional time or costs in the development process.

3. Save Time in Prototype Production

In traditional prototyping, the product designer or engineer would use materials such as cardboard, styrofoam or wood to create initial prototypes, then move on to creating functional prototypes using manufacturing processes typically used for finished products. This is often a costly and time-consuming process, and often not a practical use of resources when the product is still in the developing stages. With 3D printing, a prototype at any stage of the design process can be printed quickly and provide the exact information needed in that stage whether it is a proof of concept or a functional prototype. When developing a part, being able to reiterate quickly and affordably is crucial, and 3D printing facilitates that need for all stages of prototyping.

4. Save on or Eliminate Tooling Costs

3D Printing acts as an all-in-one production method for low-volume production and for rapid prototyping. The technology eliminates the need to gather other manufacturing components or machines. Manufacturing methods like injection molding are much more costly to set up, especially for small quantities, and make creating custom prototypes very expensive and time consuming.

5. Create More Time for Designing and Customizing

Instead of having to wait weeks for a prototype
to be constructed by hand or for a mold to be made, prototypes can be 3D
printed in a matter of hours or days depending on its size. It allows for
mistakes to be fixed more quickly and for the design to evolve at a much higher
rate, leaving more time for further innovation, customization or moving on to
the next design.

6. Save Time Communicating Ideas and Information

When a product or part is being developed, it is extremely important to be able to communicate without misinterpretation and to leave as little to the imagination as possible when discussing with a client or any other involved parties. 3D printed prototypes look more professional and can communicate details better than a 2D drawing. This enables more viable and specific feedback for revisions to be made quickly and efficiently. The better the level of information in prototyping stages, the better the final product.

7. Choose from a Wide Range of Materials Depending on Each Iteration’s Purpose

Different materials can be used based on different prototyping stages to illustrate or explore the integrity of the design. Early iterations can be printed in more affordable plastics such as our Versatile Plastic, while later, more refined versions can be printed in different materials to fit the specific needs or testing requirements of the product. Many of our materials are end-use ready, saving you the need to look for a manufacturer once the product is market ready.

8. Minimize Material Usage Where Possible

In initial stages of prototyping different printing methods can be used to save on materials. If a version of a prototype is meant to show the shape alone, for example, it can be scaled down and hollowed out. Lattice or honeycomb designs can be used for surfaces to cut down on materials and costs while still communicating key information about the part or product. The on-demand nature of 3D printing eliminates material waste during the prototyping stages.

9. Use 3D Printing Services for Prototyping

You can save a lot of money on equipment start-up costs by working with 3D printing services like Shapeways. By printing with a specialized service you do not need to own any printers or materials, your model will be reviewed by engineers before they are printed, eliminating trials and errors encountered when using your own machine. You are guaranteed a high level of quality control, the use of industrial-grade printers and should you need technical assistance, your inquiries will be answered by experts in the 3D printing space.

10. Use Realistic Prototypes for Marketing and Sales Needs

Once the final design has been revised and refined to satisfaction, realistic prototypes can be used to get a head start on marketing and sales promotions. A visual model of the product can be used before money is spent on manufacturing to test with potential customers, for use on a sales floor or to send your products to beta testers to help validate the design.

3D printing is a crucial tool for designers to facilitate a more efficient prototyping process. It saves time and money and also generates a higher level of design freedom, and improves communication with clients and prospective customers. By making the prototyping process faster and without sacrificing on quality, this helps design innovation maintain a competitive edge.

Ready to start prototyping your next idea, part or product with Shapeways? Upload your design now or get in touch with our team to discuss your unique innovation.

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The post 10 Reasons Product Designers Prototype With 3D Printing appeared first on Shapeways Blog.

3D Hangouts – Solenoid Drums and Lego Neon LED signs #3DPrinting

Learn Guide
https://learn.adafruit.com/midi-solenoid-drum-kit/

YouTube Video
https://youtu.be/dhKYxDzyXqI

Code on GitHub
https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Learning_System_Guides/blob/master/MIDI_Solenoid_Drum_Kit/code.py

Adafruit Feather M4 Express
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3857

12v Solenoids
https://www.adafruit.com/product/413

Half size Perma-Proto
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1609

ULN2803A Darlington Driver
https://www.adafruit.com/product/970

Black LED Acrylic
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4594

Flexible Neon NeoPixel Strip
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4310

DC barrel jack
https://www.adafruit.com/product/610

2.1mm DC Plug
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2788

12V 5A power supply
https://www.adafruit.com/product/352

Feather Header Kit
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2886

Mini Toggle Switch
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3221

Fully Reversible USB Cable
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4111

10-wire ribbon cable
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3890


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

COVID-19 Pandemic: 3D Printing Events Postponed, Cancelled, Moved Online

We’ve been keeping our readers informed about what’s been going on in the 3D printing industry during the COVID-19 pandemic for quite some time; honestly, this continuing crisis has lasted longer than I ever thought, or hoped, it might. It feels like the world has been turned upside down, as major industry events continue to be cancelled, postponed, or moved to an online format, though 3D printing business seems to be going strong.

That’s why, in May, we began publishing a weekly roundup of the available online webinars and virtual events, since there’s so much online content to choose from now. For example, the ASTM International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ASTM ICAM 2020), sponsored by ASTM’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE), was supposed to take place in sunny Orlando, Florida from November 16-20, but has now been moved to a virtual format.

AM CoE had to consider the health and safety of not only the speakers and attendees, but also its staff members, as well as coronavirus-related travel restrictions and guidelines on large gatherings, while contemplating this decision. After consulting with the organizing scientific committee and hearing the opinions and preferences of those set to speak at the large event, the organization made the difficult choice to move this year’s ASTM ICAM online.

“This year’s event will be the largest conference we have held to date and will consist of more than a dozen tracks and double the number of speakers with respect to last year’s event. The conference will involve a broad group of ASTM committees and external stakeholders, setting the stage to bring nearly 350 experts from more than 25 countries to exchange the latest developments in the field of additive manufacturing with an emphasis on transition of research to standardization,” stated Dr. Moshen Seifi, ASTM International’s director of global additive manufacturing programs and a co-chair of ASTM ICAM 2020. “We are aware of time-zone differences and are making every effort to hold this virtual event seamlessly with the latest available technology.”

ASTM ICAM 2020, led by Dr. Seifi and fellow co-chair Dr. Nima Shamsaei, director of the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME), is being organized by 60 members of the organization’s scientific committee. This online conference will be ASTM’s fifth flagship event centered on certification, qualification, requirements, and standardization in the additive manufacturing process chain. The event will last five days, separated into online panel presentations and sessions and virtual symposia; you can register, and see the full schedule, here.

This September, the inaugural edition of the new Formnext + PM South China was supposed to take place in Shenzhen, but in a familiar refrain, organizers have made the tough decision to postpone the event due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis. So the debut will now take place in 2021 (dates yet to be determined) at the brand-new Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center.

“The concept of the fair we had presented to our stakeholders emphasised it as a platform for the latest products and technologies for the entire additive manufacturing and powder metallurgy industries, and for multiple end uses,” explained Hubert Duh, Chairman of Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd. “In our debut edition we wanted to have this full picture presented, however after consulting with our exhibitors, supporting associations and other partners, due to various complications arising from the coronavirus pandemic we came to the conclusion that this concept couldn’t be realised adequately in 2020.

“In particular, there is ongoing uncertainty over entry into China for foreign participants which is making it difficult for our overseas stakeholders to plan ahead. What’s more, many companies in the industry will likely only just have resumed normal operations around September, which makes decision making about participating in trade fairs for that time challenging. We felt, therefore, it was in everyone’s best interests to focus on ensuring the full participation of the industry in 2021 instead.”

The Formnext + PM South China event, whenever it occurs, will offer a new experience to the manufacturing industry in China, covering a multitude of advanced equipment, products, and technology in the design, additive manufacturing, materials, software, powder metallurgy, and processing categories. Jointly organized by Uniris Exhibition Shanghai Co Ltd and Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, it is part of a popular series of international manufacturing events that includes the annual Formnext trade fair held in Frankfurt, Germany, which is currently set to take place this November.

What won’t be happening in November is FABTECH 2020 in Las Vegas. The FABTECH Expo partners—SMEFMAAWSPMA, and CCAI—have decided to cancel this year’s event, once again because of continuing concerns about the pandemic.

“This decision was not made without painstaking consideration of alternative locations and dates. Ultimately, the volatile nature and duration of the circumstances surrounding this pandemic left us with no alternative but to cancel FABTECH 2020. This decision is one we hoped to avoid having to make, but we know the FABTECH community will understand the reasons for it,” the official announcement states.

“With FABTECH 2020 cancelled, we are now focused on FABTECH 2021 in Chicago next September. We are eager to be one of the signature industry leading events facilitating a resurgence in business conditions; providing an experience that allows you to meet with top suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions for all your operational needs.”

According to the website, FABTECH has been “the premier event for the metal fabricating industry,” including metal fabricating, finishing, forming, and welding, since it began in 1981. It’s unfortunate that this event, along with so many others, has had to be cancelled this year, but the FABTECH partners are looking to the future, as over 48,000 attendees are expected to participate in FABTECH 2021.

If you have information to share about any upcoming webinars or virtual events in the additive manufacturing industry, please let us know! We’d love to include them in our weekly roundup.

The post COVID-19 Pandemic: 3D Printing Events Postponed, Cancelled, Moved Online appeared first on 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing.

3DP AIPerfecter Offers Part Analysis to 3D Printing Service Bureaus

Service bureaus offer the ability to have prototypes and parts fabricated on professional equipment (especially important as some designers may not have access to any 3D printing resources) and in most cases bring extensive expertise to the table to help with design and manufacturing plans.

The PrintSyst.ai, team, founded in 2017 and headquartered in Israel, understands the benefits and the challenges in offering 3D printing services as the founding brothers—Eitan and Itamar Yona—not only had a lot of work in their beginning stages, but a lot of questions from customers, too. As they began educating their customers further, they also gained a deeper understanding of the processes and continued to learn through their experiences and mistakes.

The 3DP AI-Perfecter™ dashboard

The results of their work and learning have evolved into an automated workflow system that, according to PrintSyst.ai, “turns 3D service bureaus and manufacturing engineers into instant 3D printing experts.” The 3DP AIPerfecter was developed over the last two years for industrial users involved in 3D printing applications like aerospace, defense, and automotive.

The company suggests that, with this new pre-printing evaluation tool, customers may see a considerable improvement in the quality and strength of their parts while also enjoying faster turnaround in production, greater affordability, and less need for labor. The AI system offers users the ability to analyze parts before printing—an element of the process that is becoming recognized as more critical—and especially in metal 3D printing.

“Analyzing parts before printing is a crucial step that requires a lot of time from highly skilled engineers and bears significant risks to a company’s reputation and ability to meet the desired lead times and regulations,” explained the PrintSyst.ai team in a recent press release.

Without automated analysis, far too many parts result in dysfunction. 3DP AI Perfecter is meant to offer relief for users with automated part analysis which the PrintSyst.ai team claims saves “more than 99 percent of the preparation time and cost.” It was developed with scalability, user-friendliness, and simplicity in mind for customers engaged in complex digital fabrication projects. The AI tool also provides a streamlined dashboard for monitoring the printing process—and can be used to “scale and optimize” operations further. Not only that, but it can also be modified according to the needs of the customer.

Users may save more than 99% of prep time with the 3DP AI-Perfecter™

[Source / Images: AviTrader]

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Caster Replacement #3DPrinting #3DThursday

divreig shares:

This is a verry pricise fit. Please scale 0-3% depending on metrial. It will reseist going on but you should here a pop and then the base should spin freely around. it should not fall off when correct right side up. Use M4 Screw and nut for axel . For berst results drill out hole wiht 5/32″ or 4mm Drill Bit, (way better then just printed).

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4367516


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!