We're thinking about getting a 3D printer

We’re talking about getting a 3D printer at the InterNACHI office to make some custom tools and potentially to use to generate 3D versions of members’ logos, etc. Can anyone think of other cool products that we could print for home inspectors?

What material can you use for 3D printing?? I would love a belt buckle with my logo.

Which model are you guys looking at .
In a few years they will become less pricey ?

We were looking at plastics only, but I’d love to be able to print in metal, too. I’ll look into it :slight_smile:

You need to think of original products that can not be bought.

Other than art most of the stuff I see is just a more expensive version of basic tools and products though I am sure there are cool unique uses for it.

Invention is tough or we would all do it.

Home Inspection badges like the Police or Firemen. Only thing is make it meaningful to the public by awarding only to those that truly qualify for such an honor. Say 5 years Inspecting as** Loyal InterNachi Inspectors**. Must have a background check to purchase and registered with the Government. Set it up for 5 yrs Bronze 7 yr Silver 10 yr Gold.

Love to see how it will look for vehicle signage !

Print layered building components like stucco wall components.

Turn member’s inspection company logos into emblems for their inspection vehicles. Like these: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_rn=2&gs_ri=hp&tok=Ess8QEITq-EZcyUUgX3eJA&cp=11&gs_id=jl&xhr=t&q=vehicle+emblems&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42080656,d.aWM&biw=1320&bih=678&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=bdQVUc7MOO7xyAHHjIDYBg only for inspection vehicles.

Yes I would buy 2 for each side of my truck and yank the Dodge sign just for fun. LOL

Not sure of a good 3D design that way as it could already be done with fiberglass.

Here are some crazy ideas just for fun 





Having some anger issues ?

Nick if you don’t do it you know someone else will!

Not me Bob. I was just reading that on the couch and thought it was amazing.

I do have a good idea little action figures of ourselves in our inspection outfits to let clients kids play with or give to if cheap enough. I got the idea from the T.V. show The big Bang Theory.


or what I saw in the news at the hospital yesterday.

see post below

Ha ha ,I like it.

post from hospital view of the news.


For our cuter members :slight_smile:

This company makes a Biden one and obama one with a shotgun.

What would be an example? I do not understand but am interested seeing that most of my life has been in the stucco biz.

do you mean like Fake vents and such? Keystone etc…

Print out layers of the Stucco or EIFS wall systems.
Each layer would be a separate printout that can layer onto the next one to show how the system is put together.

Other ideas would be windows and flashing.

Roof systems

Components for a tile floor, heated floors.

All of this can be in small scale to use as demonstrations for Realtor offices, presentations.