3D Print Complete
After struggling to access 3D printers at univeristy to print the 10 parts of our 1.5 m blade, our blades team uncovered a hidden gem: a new large 3D printer in UCreate. This allowed us to speed up the process substantially as the blade only needed to be split into 4 parts which could be printed 2 at a time, so we only needed 2 prints instead of 10 previously.
Thanks to this, we now have our printed blade. With a little bit of filler to smooth out the gaps we will be ready to make the plaster mould. This is brilliant timing as we are going for an open day at the Cyrenian's garden on the 17th of August and it is a great prop to show people while explaining the project!