jds232323 uploaded a very helpful series of Youtube videos covering different approaches to support material. He compares the results from different slicers/printers ‘Afinia up!, Cura, Simplify 3d, Makergear M2) and talks about manual generation of support material as well. Related links: Support material – YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43AwHi5YK08, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgv_ggFvE0I
Nico3ck posted an excellent photo journal in the forum showing all the steps in building a Tantillus 3D Reprap printer. You can really get a feel for what’s involved, the number of pieces, and how it all goes together. Related links: Nico’s Build
I usually have CNN muted on the TV in my office while I work, and glance up to see what’s going on in the world from time to time. But, I didn’t expect to see the 3Doodler printing pen featured. WDAM.COM – TV 7 – News, Weather and Sports Thanks to their recent success with [...]
LemFugitt20120717-104.jpg, a photo by makerbot on Flickr. I had a wonderful afternoon visiting Makerbot Industries in Brooklyn. This was my fifth visit over the past two and a half years. Every time the energy, enthusiasm, and creativity seems to have been cranked up by at least another order of magnitude.
Sublime (Brad) at Tantillus.org printed a fully functional hobby lathe using PLA plastic capable of cutting metal parts. Each of the parts necessary to build the lathe was small enough that they could be produced on an affordable 3D printer within the budget of most robot hobbyists. The lathe design was the result of contributions from many people, though [...]