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CAD, also called Computer Aided Design, allows engineers to create 3D models on their computer. These models can be be used to simulate a real life load or checked for how well an assembly goes together. Design and model an object in CADand become a Mechanical Engineer.
If sticking drawings to a fridge won’t do, parents of pint-sized Picassos can put their child’s art on a pedestal by having it 3D printed through a new service called CrayonCreatures. The service is the invention of Bernat Cuni, a Spanish designer working in Barcelona with a focus on emerging 3D printing applications. “The idea came one morning when my daughter asked me to make one of her drawings as a toy with my DIY 3D printer, and I did it,” says Cuni. “She was totally satisfied with a monochrome plastic version of her drawing, but I wasn’t. I felt that something was lost in the translation from drawing to thing. That was the colour, the scratches of crayon that make a child’s drawing so unique and expressiveness were lost. His goal is to capture objects in real world through digital means, apply filters to the CAD model, and return it to the world in a process he dubs “The Instagram of Things.”
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