This week’s blog post is from Rick Wills. Rick is a retired aerospace engineer, amateur liquid rocketry proponent and one of our co-planners of the Make It Dayton Festival.
WSM Printing and the University of Dayton teamed up to development a desktop 3D wire welder printer. The current prototype printer is in testing and uses a Miller Matic 180 to melt the wire; the welder’s head is on a custom 3D printing gantry.
The printer is developed to meet the DIY market; additionally all information for this design is open source. The development team is currently planning to experiment with the printer’s capability and limits
The first piece attempted was a cylinder. The pictures below show this first piece with the wire printer head
We’ll be publicly demonstrating the printer for the first time at the Make It Dayton Festival. Hope to see you there!