It seems there is always a different project going on that makes it exciting to walk into work each day.
A patron is fixing up their Ford Pinto and making it race worthy. Part of that process involves creating some custom pieces. Shown below they are replacing the white plastic piece on the left which fits under the paddle shifter. A quick redesign in Tinkercad, learned from one of our Switch provided 3D print classes, and we started producing prototypes. The first attempts were made in ABS plastic which didn’t hold up to the load. Now thanks to advancements in filament types and printers we hope we have a winning combination. Using the high temp extruder of our ZMorph 3D printer and MatterHackers, Inc. NylonX Carbon Fiber Filament, we’re excited to see if it passes the test!
Love all the different kinds of learning that can happen at a library.