My friend and colleague, Fernando Oliveira, had the honour of printing the first object from the Ember printer we have in the Autodesk Neuchâtel office. To capture the moment, I decided to take a few snaps that I’ll share here.
The design work was all done in Fusion 360. The design is a logo comprising of Fernando’s daughter’s initials.
I included the below shot – despite it being out of focus and not especially flattering – because it gives a view from our corner lab across the new coffee area in the office. Employees were recently asked to suggest names for the new lab… I somehow knew my own suggestion (“The Smoking Corner”) wasn’t going to be selected. The winning suggestion was “LaBox”, which is OK, too. :-)
Fernando sensibly donned gloves to remove the print. We were both quite excited to see how it came out… one thing about printing in black resin: you don’t know it’s working until the very end!
The printed resin is both cured and cleaned using alcohol (yes, just one of its many uses ;-).
Now that Fernando has broken ground with the new printer, I’m looking forward to giving it a try, myself. It won’t be until I get back from next week’s developer event in Munich, though: we have the European DevDay on Monday, followed by a cloud accelerator throughout the rest of the week. Should be fun!