Martin Tärnrot

3-D Printing

with Martin Tärnrot

The main purpose of this class is to explain the advantages and process of using 3-D printing as a cost-efficient tool for creating custom and unique items for the model railroad.

In this class we are sorting out the different printer technologies available in the consumer market. We´re explaining the advantages and disadvantages with each technology, the functional principle, and working our way through the process of printing a 3-D model on each of them. We´re guiding you away from the more common beginner mistakes and explaining how to set the print parameters up, avoiding print failures. We´re also walking you through the maintenance required for each type of printers.

This class will give you an overview of the available print medias and what type of printouts they can be used for. We´re explaining what changes you typically need to make to the printer setup when changing the print media.

In most cases printing an object is only the start in the process of getting a new detail on the layout. We´re therefore spending a full session assembling, painting, and weathering the items we printed during the class. This includes some practical advises especially for 3D printed items using the different print medias.

  • 4 Sessions
  • 1h 22m
Martin Tärnrot

Martin Tärnrot

Martin Tärnrot is a lifelong model railroader born with a model railroad on his bedroom carpet. Model railroading has always been an important part of his life and he has, over the years, built numerous layouts on different themes, both U.S. and European style. Since 2016, Martin has been working full-time within the model railroad industry, as a content producer of how-to videos, both for publishers and manufacturers.

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