Ergonomic Monitor Riser and Laptop Cooling Stand

Having a laptop and fixed office setup requires additional space that often comes at a premium. Using a laser cutter and some plywood, I was able to produce a simple monitor riser to improve ergonomics and reduce desk clutter in one package. This design can be easily replicated by anyone with access to CNC cutting tools or a really steady hand and a jigsaw!

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How To Use 3D Printing Beyond Prototyping

Traditionally 3D printing has been used as a tool for prototyping. Increasing quality and decreasing costs are opening up many more possibilities for 3D printed products. This is a huge asset in the product development process that cuts down on lead times and improves the overall finished product. Printed products can even serve as a marketing tool, providing a more certain route to market for new products.

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Designing For Iteration

When I recently broke a friends lawn mower throttle, I again seized on the opportunity to replace it with a 3D printed part. However, this time I decided to do things differently and designed for iteration from the begining. By designing for iteration I was able to play to the strengths of the manufacturing process to get a fast and accurate outcome. In this post I discuss in more detail about changing the design mindset to suit 3D printing.

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Single Iteration Battery Holder

As familiarity with additive manufacturing increases, it's possible to produce functional parts after a single iteration. This is great for quickly making simple parts, especially for single use applications.

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3D Printing Custom TV Feet

This a great example of how an entry level 3D printer can be used to make functional items in a home DIY environment and one of the first of many where I've been able to improve or replace things.

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