A very cool project I recently completed is a 3D printed Iceberg.
No, I did not literally 3D print ice… Here is the story
My client, Piper Mavis, took a trip to the arctic last year. She took the following photos of a very interesting iceberg from the boat she was on.
Credits: Piper Mavis. http://www.pipermavis.com/
She also collected around 1 cup of ice from the actual iceberg.
Her idea was to take this ice/water from the iceberg and shape it into a miniature version of the actual iceberg.
The first thing I did was use the photos to create a 3D model of the iceberg. I used views from the N-S-W-E directions to do my best to make it look like the iceberg. Here is a picture of the 3D model.
After the model was complete, I 3D printed the part. I scaled the model so that it would the right size for 1 cup of water. This is around 5” by 4” by 3” tall.
I shipped the 3D print to her for the final step that she decided to perform. The final step will be to pour a rubber mold over the 3D print to create the negative of the part. Once the rubber mold is done, the water is ready to be poured into the mold and then placed into the freezer to create the miniature iceberg.