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3D Printed Wrench Captures People’s Imagination

The 3D Printed Giant Wrench story we put up in July has now hit 100,000 views on YouTube – not bad for a modest blog video!

There could be a number of reasons why the wrench story has captured people’s imagination: Maybe its because the common adjustable wrench is such a recognizable functional tool? Maybe because a working wrench represents an excellent test of a 3D printer’s capabilities? I would be interested to hear your opinions..

Whatever the reason, watching the Objet Connex500 grow the wrench with the moving parts already assembled and then seeing it work like a real wrench thanks to the strength and toughness of the ABS-like Digital Material can be a mind-bending experience for anyone new to 3D printing.

So here’s to the next 100,000 views! (And yes, that is yours truly in the photo above – taken this morning next to a shiny brand new Objet Connex500 – still with its wrappings on..I’m holding the same giant wrench from the video below and also the 3D printed baseball bat that I demonstrated a few blog posts ago..)

Sam Green, Head of Marketing for Rapid Prototyping Solutions, Stratasys

Sam Green, Head of Marketing for Rapid Prototyping Solutions, Stratasys

Sam Green is Head of Marketing for Rapid Prototyping Solutions at Stratasys.

1 comment

  • Very good; 3D Printing is a wonderful tool, in the world of design and engineering; only thing is that the wrenches were fully functioning; i.e the jaw was moved by its screw. How the parts were, I presume, 'glued together', (an 'old' technology?) was not clearly stated….

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