Stratasys 3D Printer Moves into 90210
Joshua Greer is an entrepreneur who just purchased a Fortus 250 3D Printer for prototyping from GoEngineer. His very first project was to find a way to get this 3D printer into his office. You see, his office is located in a corner lot home in the heart of Beverly Hills!
Fun facts: Madonna and Ricky Schroeder live nearby, and the former homes of Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, and Peter Faulk are across the street.
Josh’s office is located in an upstairs bedroom over the garage and workshop. Chances are this room was originally domestic help quarters and for certain, the builders in 1941 were not expecting a commercial 3D Printer.
As you see above, the doorway and stairs are much too narrow; it’s just wide enough for one person to fit. We knew right away that the Fortus 250 was not going through that door.
Finally, It Fits!
After taking measurements we had proof that the machine would not fit. So, we resolved to remove the window frame to provide a ½” clearance for the printer. Knowing this would be no small task, Josh hired a crew to bring the machine up and through the office window.
On installation day, a heavy duty forklift arrived to help with the job.
Let’s Get to Work
Joshua’s first use of the 3D Printer was to aid in medical treatment for his eldest daughter, who was battling bone cancer in her face. Forgoing existing software, Josh developed his own software to convert CT/MRI data into printable files.
Below, you will see an early skull model ( looks a bit chunky because support material has not yet been removed from the model ).
The next project involved Josh’s youngest daughter. Here we see her doll with a 3D Printed prosthetic leg. The red and black pieces were printed on the Fortus 250. Yes, that is a working knee. We may have a future medical engineer in the making.
3D Printing brings innovation and ideas to life. And, sometimes it also takes a creative approach to ensure that the printer safely reaches its destination in order for the magic to begin. Have an install story to share? Let us know with a comment.