Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Fixing Things with a 3D Printer

The drill press at work has a plastic holder on the side to hold the key for the chuck.  It broke.  I took a few measurements with some calipers and created a 3D model in OpenSCAD.  I made my version a little more rugged than the original.  Then I printed it on my Makerbot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer.  After a little bit of sanding to remove any sharp edges, I installed it on the drill press.