On Thursday, June 29th, The Men’s Club took a tour of a unique, to be sure, 3D Printing Lab. HexLab MakerSpace produces a wide range of 3D items in several mediums, but, the majority of the items produced at this lab are created by the common man. For a monthly membership, you or I, can create and produce an object using one of the several 3D Printers available at the lab. The creation can be plastic, medal or wood.
We were introduced to several of the items produced at this lab, including a Big Bang Theory whistle. The 3D printers range in price from $400 – $500 to $35,000. One of the huge printers runs in the millions if purchased new. One of the originators, who started at the age of 12, showed us the whole process, from designing on computer to sending it to the printer for production….quite fascinating to a non geek like me. We were able to watch a couple of items being produced; even though the process may take several hours, we certainly got the idea.
After the tour, several of us met at the California Chicken Café for a, you guessed it, a chicken lunch. Fun was had by all.
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