3D Printing with the Midas Touch

Autodesk University is a great way to connect with people. Though it is possible to watch the keynotes and audit classes remotely, attending in person allows face to face contact that is the ultimate way to collaborate. While at #AU2016, I met with Johnny van der Zwaag who is a Project Manager of Research and Innovation Projects in our Digital Manufacturing Group and Kelvin Hamilton who is a Technical Consultant in that same group. We discussed how our teams could work together on fabrication-related projects now and in the future.

I thought one of their past projects (when they were part of Delcam) was so hot (it’s temperature can only be measured in Kelvin), I said to myself “Johnny be good.” [Yes, I have just pegged this blog’ s pun-o-meter to the max.] Their project involved 3D printing in gold. My first question was “Did you get to take home the test prints?” “No” was the answer.

Here’s a 3-minute video that shows the process from end to end. [I really could use a pile…

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