With the summer months and (hopefully) sizzling temperatures just around the corner, we’ll soon be reaching for the sun tan lotion and sunglasses, heading off to the beach and firing up the barbecue.
Therefore, we’ll also be rummaging around in the loft and delving into the darker recesses of the wardrobe in search of those summer essentials, long-forgotten during the winter. However, an alternative to turning the house upside down whilst looking for these summer accessories has been suggested by RS Components.
The creation of a new infographic – ‘3D Print Your Summer Essentials’ sees the company look-up some of the best summer themed 3D printed ideas from website Thingiverse. The chosen ideas range from a traditional bucket and spade to a unique banana lounger. A spokesperson for RS commented: “We wanted to share unique, fun and practical creations. Instructions on how to create each item is listed on the Thingiverse website via our infographic.”
3D printers take data from a computer generated model and translate that into a real, solid form. The technology is already making an enormous impact in prototype development by giving the designer the ability to go from an idea to a physical object within hours. In contrast, creating prototypes using conventional methods can take weeks and is often costly.
This all adds up to a faster turnaround on projects, months shaved off the design cycle and a whole lot of money saved in the process. The potential applications for 3D printing cross a huge range of business sectors from interior set modelling, architectural design and dentistry to rapid product prototyping, scientific and structural research – and not forgetting a bucket and spade!
View the '3D Print Your Summer Essentials' infographic below.
Brought to you by RS Components