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3D Printing in Lovejoy Library: Examples

Lovejoy Library utilizes a 3D printer that can make physical objects out of digital models. This guide will help you start using this exciting technology.

Objects Printed on Lovejoy's Replicator

Object Original Item Digital Model Printed Version Description

Skull

  • Scanned with NextEngine 3D Scanner
  • Mesh repaired with NetFabb Studio
  • Scaled by .4 and printed on Replicator
Tortoise
  • Scanned with NextEngine 3D Scanner
  • Mesh repaired with NetFabb Studio
  • Printed without re-sizing on Replicator
Dog
  • Captured with 123D Catch iPad app.
  • Mesh trimmed and repaired in MeshLab
  • Printed on Replicator
'e'
  • Downloaded 'e' vector art from SIUE Marketing and Communications
  • Scaled 'e' vector +600% and saved as .tif in Adobe Illustrator
  • Selected 'e' shape from .tif with magic lasso in Photoshop, converted to 3D extrusion, exported 3D object as .obj file.

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