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3D Printing Has Gone to the Dogs – in a Very Good Way

We know that 3D printing is making an incredible difference in this world.  The video below is a touching story of how our partner MarkForged 3D printing made an incredible difference for one amazing dog.


According to our friends at MarkForged, “Each part in blue, on Tazo’s final 3D printed cart in the video are Markforged parts! We only needed nylon for these parts and a 15% infill was plenty strong enough for Tazo’s cart. We had to guess about the strength needed for the legs on the cart, since we didn’t know his weight, but we knew that the only printer we could trust was the MarkOne. We knew we needed a strong part that we wouldn’t have to worry about breaking and your printer was the only answer. “

MarkForged Mark One Used to Print Nylon-Kevlar Unibody for BattleBot

DDTv3: The 3D Printed Nylon-Kevlar Combat Robot

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DDT v3’s debut was at Dragon Con 2015 where it had four matches and went 3 wins, 1 loss. I am extremely happy with its performance and the resiliance of the printed frame. I half expected the weapon shaft bore to open up after so many hits (including arena wall hits) but it remains as true as when it was first made, probably due in part to the heavy kevlar fill around the critical dimensions. DDT’s fights are embedded below. I was very lucky to not fly out of the pit on several occasions but unfortunately my luck ran out when a solid hit on Algos sent DDT flying into the pit.

Read the full post by DDT v3’s designer/builder, watch videos and be inspired to create and print your own battlebot.  Read more here.