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Coloring 3D Printed Objects

Adding Color

A comparison of coloring 3D printed objects

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Natural PLA

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Red PLA

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White PLA

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How to color what's 3D printed in build IT

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Acrylic Paint

Painted with Sax True Flow acrylic paint in Fire Red

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Acrylic

Pro:

  • Easy to apply
  • Con:

  • Paint coverage

  • How many coats is applied?

    Two coats of acrylic paint.

    Acrylic Paint with Spray Paint

    Painted with Sax True Flow acrylic paint in Fire Red and sprayed with Krylon Acrylic Crystal Clear

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    Acrylic Crystal Clear

    Pro:

  • Little shine
  • Fix the paint coverage from the acrylic
  • Con:

  • Long process
  • How many coats is applied?

    Two coats of acrylic paint and one coat with acrylic crystal clear.

    Spray Paint

    Painted with Rust-Oleum Gloss Apple Red

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    Spray Paint

    Pro:

  • Fast Process
  • Con:

  • Glossy
  • Does not paint small inside areas
  • Dull
  • How many coats is applied?

    One coat of spray paint.

    Sharpie

    Colored with Red Sharpie

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    Sharpie

    Pro:

  • Less materials
  • Fast process
  • Con:

  • Can not reach small inside areas
  • How many coats is applied?

    One coat of sharpie.

    Nail Polish

    Painted with Zoya LC Red

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    Nail Polish

    Pro:

  • Easy to apply
  • Glossy
  • Con:

  • Heavy smell
  • How many coats is applied?

    One coat of nail polish.

    Skateboard rack

    Skateboard Rack

    by Doug Brantley, 2015

    Materials

    Wood

    Processes

    Design Goals

    Challenges

     

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    Getting Started with 3D Scanning

    Learn how scan physical objects and create digital files you can send to a 3D printer. In this workshop you’ll get hands-on experience with a number of 3D scanning technologies available in build IT and learn how to edit and refine your scans using Meshmixer.

    Plastic Google Cardboard

    Plastic Google Cardboard

    by Joey Casabar, 2014

    Materials

    Plastic

    Processes

    3D modeling, 3D printing

    Design Goals

    To design a more sanitary and sturdy Google Cardboard

    Challenges

    The original Google Cardboard design changed. Finding suppliers of the lens.

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    Introduction to Simple 3D Modeling

    This workshop will cover the basics of using 3D design software and creating designs suitable for 3D printing at build IT. Participants will learn about the variety of options available for 3D design, downloading and modifying free online 3D designs, and get hands-on practice with Tinkercad, a free, easy-to-use software.

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    3D Printing Demystified

    Curious about how 3D printing can fit your needs? Join us to explore the history of 3D printing, the basics of hardware and software, and other local resources available to you. In this hands-on session, participates will find a design that can be printed in build IT.

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    3D Printing Demystified

    Curious about how 3D printing can fit your needs? Join us to explore the history of 3D printing, the basics of hardware and software, and other local resources available to you. In this hands-on session, participates will find a design that can be printed in build IT.

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    Master Builder Info Session

    Are you a SDSU student? Interested in 3D printing, 3D scanning, circuit making, robotics, and virtual reality? Want to help other learn and discover new technology?

    Get involved with the library’s makerspace by becoming a Master Builder. Learn more at this info session.

    Master Builder Legos

    Master Builder Info Session

    Are you a SDSU student? Interested in 3D printing, 3D scanning, circuit making, robotics, and virtual reality? Want to help other learn and discover new technology?

    Get involved with the library’s makerspace by becoming a Master Builder. Learn more at this info session.

    Master Builder Legos

    Master Builder Info Session

    Are you a SDSU student? Interested in 3D printing, 3D scanning, circuit making, robotics, and virtual reality? Want to help other learn and discover new technology?

    Get involved with the library’s makerspace by becoming a Master Builder. Learn more at this info session.