3D Printing and Fireworks

Firework of Lake of Annecy festival 2005 (Photography by Semnoz)

Firework of Lake of Annecy festival 2005 (Photography by Semnoz)

So I’m a huge fan of fireworks and the 4th of July is probably my second favorite holiday.  The obvious choice could be the printing of tubes for shooting mortars as many of these are already plastic.

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President Obama Gave 3D Printers Much Love in June

President Barack Obama is shown a 3-D printer by Andy Leer, right, during a tour of TechShop Pittsburgh, a community-based workshop and prototyping studio in Pittsburgh, Pa., June 17, 2014. Watching at left is General Manger Matt Verlinich. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Barack Obama is shown a 3-D printer by Andy Leer, right, during a tour of TechShop Pittsburgh, a community-based workshop and prototyping studio in Pittsburgh, Pa., June 17, 2014. Watching at left is General Manger Matt Verlinich. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

It’s usually never a bad thing to have the President associated with your industry and June was a big 3D printing month for President Obama.  Not only did he get a 3D printer demo at TechShop Pittsburgh (providing a great photo op), but he became the first sitting President 3D scanned and printed for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Continue reading