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Design and Print Your Own Model Railroad – 3D Printing Industry

by • June 29, 2016 • No Comments

In many cases, version trains are seen as a hobby for old men, so its a wonder that its joining forces with the likes of 3D printing. It is hoped that by doing this can not only improve the hobby for current fans, but in addition draw in younger, tech savvy hobbyists at the same time. The San Diego Model Railroad Museum has added 3D printing classes after recieving sufficient interest and funding, enabling Museum Director Anthony Ridenhour to invest in a 3D printing device and provide teaching.
The classes are taught by Designer Clayton McIntyre, with the intention of revealing patrons of the museum how to not only turn it into their own versions, but in addition print them in 3D. These classes in addition allow those learning there to customize their own version railway layouts. Some examples of the versions they can turn it into and print include miniature signs, park benches or actually their own house.
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So what brought on this interest? 3D printing and railroads were a match turn it intod in heaven preceding this introduction of a teaching course, with the good results of a 3D Printed Garden Exhibit, in addition hosted by the San Diego Model Railroad Museum (http://3dprintingindustry.com/news/3dp-version-railroad-80597/). McIntyre is planning to teach his students how to use Onshape, a cloud based 3D CAD process comparable to major software on the market, as well as crash course in Simplify3D, pro grade slicing software that allows for the printing device to print finished turn it intos.
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The intention behind this course is to show hobbyists that if they can thin it, they can turn it into it, actually if you don’t have the most manufacturing skills. The skills taught in the class don’t only apply to creating railroad versions either, hence why the course has in addition attracted the likes of turn it intoers and engineers who mayn’t usually have an interest in miniature version railroads. One student actually bought themselves their own printing device as a new class neared its end.
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Thinking and creating in 3D whilst via Additive Manufacture to manufacture ideas into touchable, usable things is becoming additional and additional widespread as it becomes additional accessible to the masses. These classes are only one example of this. So long as you have a sturdy base layer to create up of, you can turn it into just about anything you set your heart on. This is a thing both learning and 3D printing share.
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Some of the versions that have been turn it intod so far include barrels, shipping crates and water towers, all with the guidance of McIntyre. It can’t be said at this stage whether 3D printing can donate version railways a face lift, and whether all hobbyists feel its a thing the hobby needs. But, these classes have at very least opened doors to another avenue of version railroads that may otherwise not exist, manufacturing it additional accessible and informative to hobbyists who normally mayn’t be interested.
The initially run of classes was only open to adults, but it is hoped that the future run of classes can be open to younger students.


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