September 26, 2022
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Recording: A Review of 3D Printing and Mechanical Tolerance


What is mechanical tolerance and how does it factor into 3D printing parts that are meant to work together? Did you know that you can import hardware CAD files from McMaster-Carr directly into Fusion 360?

Explore this process and how dual-extruder printers, like the MakerBot Method and Stratasys F-Series, can be used to print prototype and end-use parts with soluble support structures.

mechanical tolerance diagram

About the Host

Adam Zelny is AET Labs’ Applications Specialist with proficiency in many digital fabrication and technology systems, including 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, 3D scanning, and robotics. His career began in social services and evolved into teaching technology education to youth and adults. Adam spent several years working with the Technocopia makerspace in Worcester, MA and has worked with schools in the central Massachusetts area to develop hands-on technology events and projects. He has also taught creative writing and music, which he continues to practice in his spare time.