Minfill

How MinFill Works
To understand MinFill, let’s dive into the science behind infill. Infill is the support structure inside your 3D print that’s printed as a pattern. Most objects cannot be 3D printed without it. Infill holds up the outer layers of your print, or shells, as well as the final roof layers. The more infill, the more solid and durable your print will be. The only catch is, printing with more infill takes substantially more time and filament.

With most 3D printing software, you can adjust the percentage of infill; however infill is always printed uniformly throughout the entire object. It’s even printed in areas that don’t necessarily need infill for structural support. Given this inefficiency, we wanted to challenge the idea that all prints must have an infill pattern. 

Role: UX & Industrial Designer
Developed product concepts, CAD modeling [Rhinoceros + Grasshopper], supervised prototyping and execution. 
Status: Released
Context: Developed for MakerBot
Date:  2017
Publications: TechCrunch
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