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3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing

Supports CIS/PHY 3952 3-D Printing Techniques & the SBU Makers Club

For information on Makerspaces, please consult the SBU Engineering research guide.  Clicking the link below will take you from this SBU 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing guide to the SBU Engineering guide.

Bald eagle photo with prosthetic beak, & without

Bald eagle named Beauty with her 3D printed prosthetic beak (Credit: Glen Hush, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Sadly, you should lower your expectations.  At this point in time (8/2019), no 3D printer can produce truly 'clear as glass' 100% transparent 3D prints.  You can however, achieve translucent 3d prints. Sometimes the terms transparent and translucent seem to be used interchangeably in 3D printing literature, but the two terms are not synonymous.

3D Animation