3D Printing – an Introduction

Members Mike Cola, Jon Smith and Jerry Marstall have been toiling away in their home workshops and have come up with some really nifty gadgets for their airplanes and homes. Here is Mike’s introduction. If you’d like more information on 3D printing, drop a note via our email group and they’ll be glad to share.

Mike Gave us a few links to resources. Here they are:

Search the EAA website for videos and articles on 3D Printing … there is a Dec 9, 2015 webinar on the subject.

matterhackers.com is an excellent resource for information on 3D Printing and for shopping for printers, filament, and parts.

All3DP is a magazine and website full of helpful articles on 3D Printing

“Maker’s Muse” and “Teaching Tech” are YouTube channels dedicated to 3D Printing

Getting Better Prints (Google it) is a good guide to troubleshooting parts once you get started.

September 2021 Meeting/Gathering Notice

Set the date on your calendar/tablet/watch/brain: September 14th – the second Tuesday! The grills will be hot at 5:30-5:45 for you to cook your own or for the measley sum of $5 you can be the proud recipient of one of our delicious hamburgers, hot dogs or brats. For do-it-yourselfers we gladly accept donations to cover sides, setups, etc.

Our postcard reminder for September – delivered by snail mail to national EAA members who aren’t on our email list

The program this month is a revisit of 3D printing, particularly as it applies to our brand of aviation, by members Jon Smith, Mike Cola and Jerry Marstall. For those of us who are coming out of the era of blacksmiths and metal mechanics it’s shaping up as an eye opening experience!

Until then … Stay well, build light and strong, fly safe!

-alex