Unique 3D printing innovations (like printing furniture) – Eugene Pentland – ep 34
- Eugene Pentland runs Pentland Designs (as a side job), a company that uses 3D printing to create every day mechanical solutions. He has come up with solutions like a quick access wallet, a solution to never needing to tie your shoes again, or sorting your spare change.We discuss his role at Pico Turbine (his full time job) where they use 3D printing in a wide range of applications, like coming up with unique solutions for disabled kids at a rehab facility.We also talk about a large format 3D printer that is used to 3D print office chairs (it uses a massive nozzle diameter of 3mm).Some other areas touched on:Eugene’s invention: shoe lace lockWhat software does Eugene design in? – Mainly, Autodesk fusion 360 but he also has used Solidworks and Creo parametricKey Takeaways
- At the beginning of our conversation, he warns about getting a low end 3D printer. There will probably be issues. But if you have time, it can also be a good way to learn the machine from having to do repairs
- 3D printing is great for problem solving. He has invented 5 or so products that solve some real problems, like the joystick issue and the shoe lace issue. The coin sorter solution on his youtube page is quite impressive.
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