This week, Rick is talking 3D Printing with Joel Telling, The 3D Printing Nerd.
Joel Telling, known as The 3D Printing Nerd on YouTube, is the source for all things 3D printing. From tutorials to reviews, to giveaways, and how-to’s Joel helps make 3D printing approachable and fun for everyone. Join him on his adventures as he prints everything from cosplay props and custom creations, to cookie cutters and Pikachus! Joel’s audience is a highly engaged group of people excited about the DIY space, art, and expression, and his channel offers fun for the whole family. High fives for everyone!
Rick and Joel delve into a bunch of topics, including 3D printing in the sports world
- 3D printing – Got its start in the 80s
3D printing is older than you might think. In fact, 3D printing has its roots in the 1980s. In 1984, Chuck Hull, invented a process called “stereolithography” which used UV lasers to solidify photopolymer that created 3D parts layer by layer. In 1985, Materialise CEO Fried Vancraen was a young man making his own non-computer “FDM” models. Five years later, he founded Materialise, one of the first 3D printing companies.
- Joel’s passion is 3D Printing
- 3D Printing in sports – adidas running shoe, Nike with a basketball shoe
- 3D Printing in Movies— 3D printing fun fact: 3D printers are already being used for movies. Props can take hours of hard work to create and apply. With 3D printing, many of those props can be created and re-created faster, easier, and without starting from scratch. 3D printing techniques have been featured in movies such as IronMan, The Hobbit, Jurassic Park, Avatar, The Muppets, Terminator Salvation, Real Steel, Paranorman, The Avengers and Paranorman.
- What more is coming from Joel