Archive for June, 2012

Squirrel Print Turns Squirrely

Squirrel Print Turns Squirrely

Since I readjusted the extruder the printer has produced much better print quality. So, I decided to attempt printing the squirrel again. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out as expected. The hotend came up to temperature and everything looked ok. But when the print started I didn’t hear the z-limit switch click, then the head moved [...]

MakerBot Projects

MakerBot Projects

Here’s an interesting 3D printing video I think you will find useful: Via: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij224aFZsUc

Toy Car Print

Toy Car Print

The printing of the toy car had some problems but generally looks good. It’s a real learning experience. Some of the detail is really amazing. For example the rearview mirrors  and doorhandles printed well considering the small size. On the other hand, the small surface area of the tires didn’t stick to the bed in the [...]

Test Cube – Good Print

Test Cube – Good Print

Test Cube printed after the extruder repair. Printed at 60% (36 mm) with 15 layers No discoloration No banding Print completed with no problems External surfaces need to be thicker. This was printed at “3″ ; layer_height = 0.15 ; perimeters = 3 ; solid_layers = 6 ; fill_density = .15 ; nozzle_diameter = 0.4 [...]

Minions Walking

Minions Walking

Here’s an interesting 3D printing video I think you will find useful: Via: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=647-zaZJsbw

Inside Adam Savage’s Man Cave: The Rocketeer Rocket Pack

Inside Adam Savage’s Man Cave: The Rocketeer Rocket Pack

Here’s an interesting 3D printing video I think you will find useful: Via: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jYZTFBTKsM

Shrinking the Design Process Using 3D Printing/RepRap

Shrinking the Design Process Using 3D Printing/RepRap

[Flash Snoot - test print at approximately 10% completion.] One of the primary advantages of affordable, accessible 3D printing like RepRap is the way that it facilitates the design process. The ability to imagine a new part or product then quickly prototype the concept and hold the actual part in your hand within an hour [...]

The Right Tool for the Job

The Right Tool for the Job

Before I started actually printing with Tantillus I spend uncounted hours/days/weeks devouring everything online about Reprap and 3D printing. That was extremely helpful, but also generated a little fear and trepidation. One of the things that I heard about frequently was the problem that many people had in getting their parts to stick to the [...]

RepRapPro Huxley 3D printer kit

RepRapPro Huxley 3D printer kit

Here’s an interesting 3D printing video I think you will find useful: Via: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1g-kAS-j7E

Tantillus 3D Printer – 1st Part

Tantillus 3D Printer – 1st Part

This is the first complete part produced on my Tantillus 3D printer. The part finish and appearance is much better than I expected, and better than most of the 3D printed parts I’ve seen coming off of other printers, even some commercial units. As you can see in the video, I had the gap between [...]

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