TAFE Illawarra, Neil McFarlane saves TAFE Hundreds of Dollars by 3D Printing!
“Due to the frequent use of training equipment, occasionally parts get damaged. After being told by suppliers that replacement pulley laser alignment parts were not available, Neil modelled the parts in 3D cad before printing them on a FlashForge 3D printer. The graduated laser targets were printed in two halves using a PLA filament, trimmed, then a rare earth magnet inserted before joining with cyanoacrylate adhesive. The 3D printer enables future replacement parts to be improved then manufactured on demand.”.
Yet another example of our section using the latest technology for something useful.
Teacher, Fitting and Machining/Fluid Power
TAFE Illawarra Wollongong