|Above: Rounded Lip Balm Design.|
Background: Next term our cluster of four schools have a showcase where the students have worked this term on a significant project. The class next door are making authentic products to showcase and as a result the students used Tinkercad to create a container for their product.
|Above: Outside 'rafting' clearly visible|
Timeframe: For producing something such as this with an 8mm nozzle (various designs are shown all with slightly different timeframe) you are looking at a six to eight hour print time. The prints are essentially variations of the same theme which is why I have group them all together in a similar post. As a consequence these prints for various reason will be reprinted shortly.
|Note lettering starting to be missing detail|
What we would do differently: The lettering will be redesigned to reflect the size of the prints - and an attempt to shift the lettering from featuring on the outside of the print to the inside. This is illustrated in the print to the left which the lettering is starting to show signs of missing parts of the font. We used an 8mm nozzle for this print, on reflection we could have shifted to a 4mm nozzle and this would have allowed more detail into the print - however the problem would have been that this would have doubled the print time and there are a number of prints in this run for the class of students that need to be completed, and this afterall is a prototype to test the production skills of the student and allow them a first attempt at 3D Printing.