Socket Wrench Holders

Ever since I learned that 3D printers were at thing, I’ve wanted to do this. I designed a socket wrench holder for 3/8 drive fractional sockets. It will stack with others in this design series. I included the fused filament printer support in the design file so...

Hands on Space: Agenda 2016-08-03

Who am I? Paul Mirel, NASA contractor, Chief Engineer for the PIPER project, and MICA Staff, Visiting Engineer. What is this meeting about? 3D printing for Education and Outreach Why start a group? I, and others, have experience and expertise in 3D printing. NASA has...

Dovetail Joints

Dovetail joints are well suited to 3D printing, because most printers can print at 45º without added support material. Here’s a good place to start when designing a dovetail. The 2.5mm width can be changed to suit the width of your part at the joint. I recommend...

Preparing a CAD model for 3D printing

Preparing a CAD model for 3D printing.  If the model has complex geometry and/or coordinate system not aligned with parts: transcribe the geometry of the major features of the part in full scale. recreate the part in full scale in a coordinate system chosen...

3D Printing Overview: Hands on Space

Goal: Create, and to make available to the public, CAD model files of NASA hardware and phenomena that are truly ready to print on existing consumer-level 3D printers. Objectives of the Hands on Space group: Train NASA engineers, animators, Education and Outreach...