3D printer

Starting from a computer-drawing, the 3D printer uses resins to build components for an experimental apparatus.

In the LNGS mechanical workshop some components required by the experiments, for example supports used in the detectors, are produced with a 3D printer. The project and the pattern of the objects are designed with a computer, which provides a three dimensional model decomposed in many thin layers. These ‘’mounting instructions ” guide the 3D printer to lay, one layer at time, a liquid resin which solidifies when exposed to a laser beam.

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