Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Minkeproducts

Would it be possible to turn abstract research data into a printed object? How would it look?

Recommended Posts

Dear Ultimakers,

I wonder if I can turn abstract research data into a pointcloud, make a STL from it and print it.

Since a gcode consists of a X, Y, Z axis, I think I need three different columns of data of any kind of statistic.

Let's say there is data coming from research in for instance ; deseases, preferably comparative data. Usually this data will be stored in statistics, but I think it could give a new perspective when this data will be turned into a 3D object.

How would it look like? Probably one of the columns will have a timeline, so I guess there will be some diagonal in it.

I tried to figure it out, but maybe there are already examples of this idea. Maybe I bring somebody to a new idea and we can share it. Maybe somebody has data who would like to test it. Maybe somebody has an idea how to turn datacolumns into a gcode. All suggestions or addons are welcome.

Why do I think this is interesting? It is about visualising something that maybe, so far, did not have a shape.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • How to 3D print with reinforced engineering materials
      Ultimaker is hosting a webinar where we explain how you can achieve and maintain a high print success rate using these new reinforced engineering materials. Learn from Ultimaker's Product Manager of Materials and top chemical engineer Bart van As how you can take your 3D printing to that next level.
      • 0 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!