Have you heard about 3D Fabrication?
Digital fabrication is a technique whereby a digital 3D object, such a CAD model of a house, is produced as a physical object. There are several methods for digital fabrication such as laser cutting, CNC milling and 3D printing. We focus on 3D printing, particularly in plastics.
In collaboration with IT Research, the University Digitization Service (UDS) is developing a 3D fabrication service. This capability is aimed at: promoting 3D fabrication as a research tool and exploring ways in which 3D fabrication may enhance our cultural collections. UDS has acquired 3D scanners and a 3D printer.
The service is available for use by the wider University community, with priority given to researchers—but all staff and students are encouraged to experiment with the technology.
More info and enquiries:
3D printing: http://digitalfabrication.unimelb.edu.au/3d-printing
3D scanning: http://digitalfabrication.unimelb.edu.au/3d-scanning