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Security camera used to monitor 3D printing

Who would have thought that the Nooie Cam can be used as a monitor for 3D printing? Oskar Lu did.

Oskar Lu is a mechanical graduate student studying in Universität Stuttgart. He uses 3D printing machines frequently and he bought a Nooie Cam 1080P to serve as a monitor for his 3D printer. 

The 3D printing process builds a three-dimensional object from a computer-aided design (CAD) model, usually by successively adding material layer by layer, which is why it is also called additive manufacturing. 

One of the key advantages of 3D printing is the ability to produce very complex shapes or geometries, and a prerequisite for producing any 3D printed part is a digital 3D model or a CAD file.

Because of the unconventional process, it usually takes days for a 3D printer to finish printing a part. A lot of things can go wrong during the printing process. For example, running out of the printing materials, or the computer may experience a glitch, or the printing temperature is not right etc.

"It's been actually really helpful to have a Wi-Fi camera watching the 3D printing process so that I don't have to be there all the time. I can also prevent a small mistake from becoming a big one. You don't want to waste time and start all over again."

Oskar praised Nooie Cam for its high-quality video streaming that can keep up with the printing head, which moves at a high speed of 60 mm/s. However, Oskar isn't a fan of the "fish-eyed effect."

Even though Nooie would like accommodate every wish or need from our customers, Nooie Cam has a 101-degree field of view and it is considered as a wide-angle camera. Generally speaking, a wide-angle camera with a field of view higher than 90 degrees would result in the "fish-eye effect." However, compared to a real fish-eye camera, Nooie Cam's image is still considered rectilinear. 

What other ways are you using Nooie Cam for? Comment below if you think you use it differently.

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