Update

Opqrstu3D was experimenting with ‘modifier meshes’ in Slicr3r to create a Picasso for a network art competition. Today, we proudly present, Abstract Painting 26 3D printed:

© opqrstu 2017

We could check out many more settings, but this is it for Picasso. You can change values for pattern, density and orientation. ‘Modifier meshes’ adds many new possibilities to the fine art of 3D printing. I would like to write more about this, but since we started using Instagram, it is getting hard to spent lots of time on writing decent stories. I can use my time much better at designing, printing and checking out different ‘modifier meshes’ settings. So, the days of this blog are numbered. Once in a while, like today, I will blog some of my achievements, but for following The Opqrstu3D Print Experience daily, Instagram @prdcz is the place to be.

One of the unique selling propositions of 3D design/printing is on demand product design. My greengrocer needed displays to pinpoint his wonderful products and asked if we could design and print the product. We could and did, but … it takes 50 minutes to produce one display. Greengrocer Labes needed 44 displays or 35 hours print time. Expensive displays, It’s just a small piece of plastic. To charge over € 10 a piece, could easily be considered a crime. But is it?

product display © opqrstu 2017

It’s custom made/designed and 3D printed. To check out the price tag, opqrstu3D uploaded the STL to it’s Shapeways shop and guess what? The Shapeways plastic price tag is € 10,06. When I sell the display at this price, I do not earn a penny!

On the display project, opqrstu3D learned two things:
1. My Leapfrog can print 44 almost identical products.
2. It is hard to earn money in 3D printing.