Enter Cad produced .stl files from my engineer and rapid prototyping from the stl provided to a close friend who had become part of the 3D Printing world. It was like the 3D Printing Gods were reaching out to me saying, use this technology that you are indirectly connected to and build your system to confirm your idea! After all of the years of pushing code an making things show up on internet browsers properly, I realized I had a short window of opportunity. This was it, my one chance to utilize a flourishing technology that I partly understood and partly didn’t, but nonetheless I had the connections to make my vision a reality overnight by supplying the necessary files.
3D Printing literally changed the way I thought once I had a hold of the necessary files to share with my good friend for years. It could transform a once thought that I had into something physical, something tangible. When I first saw that glorious print in view it was a unique feeling, something really that I can’t describe other than just simply put, amazing! Here was something being printed using a plastic filament that looked like a coiled strand of spaghetti that I had only dreamed up months ago, it’s something I can now hold and utilize for early testing. I can’t stress enough how important 3D Printing was in the process of developing Create A Castle. It literally saved thousand of dollars and also many many hours of taking the guess work out of whether or not my idea would work. Yes there were more crude concepts that I had utilized to prove my split mold theory would work, but this was a much more accurate representation of what I had dreamed up.
So here we are, now working with a manufacturing plant and nearly ready to take a dream from just under 1 year ago to a physical and tangible product that can be utilized by the masses. 3D Printing holds a big place in our invention process and I’m guessing that it will hold a big place in many inventions to come. We are happy to have been able to utilize this technology that has literally changed the world we live in what feels like overnight to produce our product in the early testing phase. We encourage all inventors to utilize this technology to produce the next great thing, after all it’s our imaginations that limit us, not the technology.