Printing a working Train Whistle from Thingaverse on Ultimaker 3D printer - Time Lapse w/ commentary


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  • Uploaded 5 years ago in the category Parts & things Hello Nerdgasm fans! This video will show you how the Ultimaker 3D printer works and how you can download a 3D model for a train whistle online and print it out and use it without having to do anything else. The revolution of 3D printing is here and I think in the next few years these will be common place in every house right along side inkjet printers. The video runs at 20x during the print so you can see the model materialize before your eyes without having to wait for 2 hours which is how long it took to print the large whistle. Print times changed based on an array of factors such as complexity of the model, speed you want the machine to move and quality you want the print to be. If you just want to prototype something it can be very quick however if you want something to look like a flawless product it may take several hours (or even days). I love that you can just go online and download things like iPhone cases, Hooks, Cases, etc and just print them out. You can even use your favorite 3D modeling software to import and modify the models to your liking before printing them. This is going to open a whole new world for people to really customize everything! Link to Train Whistle (Designed by MikeP-NZ on Thingiverse) Model used to print this whistle was published under an Attribution - Creative Commons license ( and is free to be used commercially. Steam Train Whistle By: MikeP-NZ This show is an independent production of Jerry Berg (aka Barnacules). Opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of my employer, friends, or any companies mentioned in the show.
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