Print me an enclosure
|Picture from nextdayreprap.co.uk|
Jason, NT7S has just posted an article entitled “3D Printed Enclosures” on his blog. As a ham with a drawer full of unboxed projects who has often spent hours searching for suitable enclosures for a project and only finding ones that are either a wee bit too small or miles too big, the idea of being able to make my own custom enclosures is very appealing.
I had heard about 3D printing before, but thought it was either an April Fool spoof gone wild or one of those blue sky ideas that never become reality. My (admittedly cursory) searching has so far failed to turn up any articles that explain how it works, who makes 3D printers or what they cost. (However the site from which the picture was taken, nextdayreprap.co.uk, looks like a good place to start.)
Here is another good resource http://blog.makezine.com/category/desktop-manufacturing-2/3d-printing-desktop-manufacturing/?parent=DesktopManufacturing
2nd the make website — dont know if you have a local book store that carries the make magazine — but they just put out a separate mag that goes over all the 3d printers avail from the diy and he store bought units — really good