Psychological Experiment Uses Fabbing

By on January 15th, 2008 in blog

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3D printing is being used to manufacture custom objects for psychological experiments. The shapes are of typical objects, but they are not robust enough for normal use, since most 3D printers today cannot produce objects of sufficient strength. However, the psychological experiment involves subjects merely touching the objects to identify them by shape. This use avoids the strength problem and permits great flexibility in creating shapes for use in the experiments. Also, note picture of the wash-up chamber that’s used to get rid of deposition residue.

Via Freesteel

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!