I've been involved in 3D Printing for about 8 months and enjoy designing complex and intricate 3D Models. As a means of strengthening my skills and broadening my experience, I enter competitions that push the boundaries of technology and ingenuity.
This Dutch Windmill tests the limits of 3D Printing technology by outputting a completely assembled and functional Windmill. Although I own an older 3D Printer (FDM) and can print basic shapes, the quality and resolution pale in comparison to the Form1 Printers. I often have to 3D print my designs 2 to 5 times larger, so that I can successfully output the product.
As a designer, holding and testing my prototypes is a means of validating the product and qualifying the design. Acquiring a Form 1 printer would enable me to output exact and highly precise products, ultimately streamlining my creative design process.
The Windmill has two moving parts - the blades spin and the top rotates. The rotation of the top of the Windmill is managed by a platform slide located at the base of the product.
This product is an exact replicate of a Polder Mill located in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands.