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At the meeting on 24th January 2018, Neil Gillies, ex-GM6BZF, talked about and demonstrated 3D Printing, the state-of-the-art way of producing plastic parts. He gave an in-depth talk on how to get started - types of machine available, the software required for various parts of the process, materials, what can and can’t be done with 3D printing. He brought along his current 3D printer and demonstrated it in use, making a small plastic component during the meeting. Full report.

 

"Tiny Boy" 3D printer in action.