The story about the written cover gear for iPhone
The subject of 3D-printers and was always interesting to me on what they are capable. After all it is simply surprising, when from virtual 3D-model the real thing which can be touched, turned in hands is created, to use for the designated purpose. How to you idea of creation of a unique cover for iPhone? One my good companion, having got access to the real 3D-printer, and familiar with the people capable with it to work, it embodied. And your devoted servant could vpervy touch in life a thing which till own birth in the physical world, was in the form of a binary code. In this article I wish to tell about such thing, also a little to dream of the marvelous and far future.
A little about 3D-printers
In due time read much and learned about 3D-printers. For me it is any magic cars capable from three-dimensional models to create real things, at all this very strong things. Here, for example, as it is possible by means of the 3D-scanner and the corresponding printer to make a funtsionalny copy of the most real adjustable spanner, at all this to a meeting with moving parts:
About the theory of 3D-printers it is perfectly written to Wikipedias and if it is short, in fact, the device prints things a layer behind a layer. On the average on the model press in height of 1-2 cm, let it will be a sole of sneakers, leaves till 2 o’clock. Though, maybe, modern models work quicker, plus is very expensive, industrial options ($50-70 thousand), approximately the press of the device twice surpassing in speed a class it is simpler. Such can be used for creation of high-grade remarks of any plastic details, tools and other things. Moreover, works on creation of 3D-printers, capable to "print" with metal introduction are already conducted.
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There are different methods of the press and different materials, polymers, plastic can be applied. Than the 3D-printer model, especially difficult things with mass of malekhanky details they is more expensive and more functional can print. From rather ordinary examples it is possible to give here such figure:
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The hero of this review too is written by the such car, at all this, despite existence of the moving parts, no separate assembly occurred. The cover for iPhone 4S left the 3D-printer already in a look collected and ready to use. Unless it was necessary to clear of a production powder. Let’s look at an accessory closer.
Ordinary slip in nonconventional registration
The cover written on the 3D-printer at the 1st look especially strikes with nothing. Well, there are decorative gears from a reverse side, well and what from that? In the rest it is a usual slip, though made in very unusual way. After all, there is at an accessory a feature which I demonstrated in video below:
Yes, gears operating also move they as the uniform mechanism. When the overlay of the vpervy fell to me into hands, to a descent there was a fear that for a long time these elements is not stretched. Moreover, from outside the thing looks is very fragile. It seems that you will try to put on an accessory phone, and a cover рассыпется.
Gears really work!
But it is not scattered and besides sits very reliably, does not crawl and does not move. Perfectly, and what if to remove it? Here too any troubles. Already carried out this function of times five-six — a safe and sound accessory. It is surprising, as strong there was a written thing.
White rough and weightless plastic
As my good companion who has unpacked a cover told, production quite often made by means of 3D-printers is exposed to additional polishing and processing. In my case the accessory was not exposed and delivered to any processing that is called as is. It appropriates it own sort charm, plus it is possible to behold separate layers (and there can be such structure and it was conceived at first):
The next plus of a roughness is appreciable, when rotate gears. There is such sound cool, hissing, and feelings tactile pleasant. Weakens and quickly becomes a habit, to twist gears. Some narcotic cover o_O.
The letter "B" — this reduction of my network nik of BigBeastus. Absolutely there was no place to thrust it unless on боковину, but it is difficult operation with complete alteration of 3D-model of a cover.
Also the accessory strikes with the ease. Always it seemed to me that the things written on the 3D-printer should be heavy, but it not so. The cover weighs only 15 grams.
In respect of functional openings of troubles is not present — all buttons and ports, plus a slip are available is universal, will be suitable for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. On iPhone 5, to chagrin, will not fit.
The cover is quite comfortable in operation, with gears pockets does not touch, protects sides, corners and a back of phone and constantly forces to twist gears. It already became a habit, in a good habit as really weakens.
The printed future
Though about 3D-printers we hear occasionally, but behind them the future. These devices are capable to affect seriously ordinary life of the consumer, on the market of accessories and many other things.
At present the 3D-printer — is the big car at the price of some 10-ov thousand dollars. But tomorrow it can become the same ordinary part of the life as ordinary printers which cost 15-20 years ago huge amounts of money, and now them presumes though what wishing, even color laser models.
Why far to go, if already there is Printrbot — consumer model of such device at the price of $500. By the way, she was born thanks to the kraudfandingovy Kickstarter service.
Will pass any time, and there will be true commercial products. Here then we can print to ourselves covers for iPad, iPhone and other portable gadgets, and the industry of plastic figures of favourite characters will receive the most powerful blow, well and not only it.
The future, it nearby, is necessary to be unbent only, having dumped oppression of everyday routine, to lift the head and widely to open eyes. Then it will turn out to have a look at the world round itself and to behold surprising things which occur in it here and now. And what will be in 5 years, through 10? Already the shiver punches, when I try it to present to itself!
The founder thanks Denis Kleptsov for possibility to touch small dream of the big future.