Creativity — Utilizing 3-D Printing

Sharp bends in fiber optic cables can negatively impact the data flowing across the fiber.  After years of fiber hanging from a network device, the cable can become deformed.  Dave McEvilly (lead windows sys admin) designed and printed a cable management structure utilizing Vectorworks Designer and a Makerbot Replicator 2.

The cost of materials for printing this project was approximately $1.00.  A commercial cable management product is in the range of $30 – $50.  The locally produced product exactly meets our needs, whereas the commercial product is “made to work”.  Below is a view of the product in production.  Each waterfall took approximately four hours to print.


McEvilly Waterfall — 2014

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