3D Printing with the Objet24: Mindtribe’s Productive New Team Member

We now have a new 3D printer! We went with the Objet24, which seemed like a good balance between cost and performance. A few uses that we were able to find for the new printer in just the first few weeks:

  • Internal spacer component for a cosmetic functional prototype
  • Form factor exploration on an iPad accessory product
  • Mechanical assembly check before sending parts out for machining
  • Assembly fixture for alignment of label on a cosmetic prototype

The printer has already saved us significant time, as we are able to get functional parts within hours as opposed to the days required for machined parts. Have you used a 3D printer for work or for personal projects? What other creative uses have you found with your 3D printer?