Experimental 3D Printing
3D printed flexible PLAstic composite material
Project: Alla Zibrova
Tutors: Yaroslava Barmenkova, Yuliya Smith, Azamat Tavitov
The idea of this 2-day workshop was to explore the capabilities of the FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printing techniques. In my project I wanted to create a composite flexible material by combining fabric and PLA, the plastic used by the printer, through the fabric layering method.
I designed an object using Rhinoceros and later Cura to prepare the model for printing. Using Cura plugins I programmed two stops on different levels of my model: one stop at the level of 1mm to manually slide the fabric into the printing area and another stop at 11mm to change the PLA bundle from white to transparent.
As a result a have a flexible model designed the way that can be folded into a cube.