Ryan Priore decided to give his Project Egress part a metallic spin on traditional printing by fabricating his latch using a bronzefill PLA plastic. The result was a part that had the heft and appearance of a metal piece yet produced on a desktop Prusa MK3S 3D printer.
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Bio: Ryan Priore is a trained spectroscopist and entrepreneur in the photonics industry who loves all technologies related to light. He jokingly describes himself as a capitalist by day and an open source enthusiast by night. Ryan is the cofounder of 3DPPGH, Pittsburgh PA's premiere 3D Printing meetup, now in its fourth year. Ryan was also a member of Make: Magazine's digital fabrication review team for 3 years. Ryan is a proud husband of a dynamic wife, father of 3 wonderful children, and an active member in his community from Cub Scouts to F3 Pittsburgh.
Artist Statement: "I am humbled to be alongside such a wonderful crew of digital fabrication enthusiasts and rockstars. As a professional scientist, I have always been enamored by the space race accomplishments made by brilliant minds with technology that we take for granted today. I chose to employ a Colorfabb Bronzefill PLA plastic for producing my latch. After the prints were completed, all components were tumbled with stainless steel media in order to polish the exterior of the parts to bring out the bronze finish."