Update May 05 – 2017 Some time has passed, but I have made progress with the prototypes. The following assays were carried out: Test with different sizes Test with different materials/3D printing solutions Test more colours Test with personalised messages And about
Update Februari 05 – 2017 End of Januari I started a course ‘Additive Manufacturing‘ at the University of Ghent to learn more about manufacturing with different materials. I hope the classes will bring new insights, as I experienced some difficulties with the current testing materials.
Update December 11 – 2016 Although the experts at 3dee had discouraged it, I was curious to find out how the hair clip would look in PLA. It was interesting to see how the print was built upon the support structure, but unfortunately after removing
October 05 – 2016 My lucky day! I found the plastic B&D model I was looking for (Grazie Mille Isabelle!). It is not an authentic one, but for prototyping it will do. This friday we will make a 3D scan and test
September 21 – 2016 I ordered the X-shaped Lane’s hair clip on Shapeways in blue plastic. It’s printed and finished really beautiful and after assembling the two parts you can actually open and close it. But the hair clip is a
My first test was a very basic one. Since I don’t know how to model in 3D, I checked for existing hair clips stl-files online. The most appealing one was the 3D printed hair clip on thingiverse. I downloaded the