The best part of our business is being able to help school students with innovative projects.
We were recently commissioned by a North Geelong Secondary College student to 3D print a gladiator for his Visual Communication course.
His design also provided a great opportunity to test the mettle of the new Infinity water soluble filament.
We have to admit, our first attempt at the figure was not our crowning moment in 3D printing. We tried to print the figure standing up but the delicate nature of the gladiator's arms meant the soluble filament didn't offer enough support to the PLA which started to pull away and collapse.
But, hey, we're talking about printing a gladiator here so we weren't going to give up yet.
On our second try, we printed the figure lying on its back with the Infinity filament literally providing a bed of support. That worked out and our gladiator was printed perfectly.
We're told the gladiator is going to be painted before he's submitted for assessment. We can't wait to see the final version.