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I've been 3D printing Halloween themed parts throughout the year, both for fun and as props for The Haunted Barn in Camden, DE.

Now that Halloween is almost here, I thought it would be cool to put up some of the things I've printed.  I'd love to supplement this with other people's prints as well.  Please leave a comment with your print.  You can link it, or send it to me and I will add it to the post!

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Between Makerfaire NY, shipping and ordering filament, I haven't had a lot of time to update the blog lately, but we've been doing some really cool work. So, I'm taking a quick break just to toss up some pics of castings. Here is a customer job we worked on a while back.  Read More
As promised earlier this week, I am going to start posting the results of our 3D print-to-metal process.   We decided to start with a nice iconic 3D printing model, scaled down with an added loop for a keychain or necklace.. Yoda! I believe the original thingiverse yoda model is here: Yoda (bmoshe) / CC BY-SA 3.0 Numerous very creative remixes are posted.  Read More

In my last post, I put up some pics of 1 of the creepy clown models I printed from models designed by Thingiverse user Cerberus333.  He actually put up 10 different creepy clown busts.  They’re all pretty cool.  

Here are two more.  His models can be downloaded for free here.  Cerberus333 is a prolific contributor to the thingiverse file sharing site.  Check out his vast body of work here.

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About a month ago, I put up a blog post about some 3D printed props I was making for a haunted house.  Since then, we’ve refined the plan for what I will be making for them.  One room in the haunted house will have about 30 miniature creepy clown busts mounted around the room.  Everyone I’ve described this to thinks its pretty creepy.  Read More

So far, I have posted examples of more ‘artsy’ type things I have done.  Today I am going to go with something that is a pretty drastic departure.

The object is a bearing made of gears.  Each gear is a herringbone gear.  For those of you that are not into mechanical things, this means that the gear looks like a tractor tire.  The use of the herringbone gears gives the bearing very good thrust load capability(when you push against the face of the center or outer gears while the others are held in place).

There are a few really cool things about this. 

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