Cameron on TED

Wohlers Talk

This came after hearing him speak at SolidWorks World 2010 and later talking with him in early February. Of course, I did not tell him that, but I did congratulate him on the success of the film. Ive been impressed by the caliber of speakers and quality of information presented at TED.com. I know little about the organization, but have learned that the 15-20 minutes presentations are well worth my time. Ive become an admirer of James Cameron.

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RepRap repraps RepRap electronics

RepRap Blog

This includes, of course, making its own circuitry. Several people are starting to work on having RepRap make electronics. For example, I''m pleased to say that this blog post itself is rather eclipsed by Johnny Russell''s beautifully neat Arduino Mega Shield made in a RepRap here.

Trending Sources

Friday the 13th

HydraRaptor

Of course I was planning to put some safeguards in the firmware and also run the machine from an SD card, but have never quite got round to it as I have been printing virtually non-stop for months.

Hot bed

HydraRaptor

Of course mains on a moving table is not the safest design. Making a heated bed to combat warping has been on my "to do" list for a long time. In fact I ordered the materials more than a year ago. My plan was to use an aluminium plate with many small power resistors screwed on the back.

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Inkjet RepRap

RepRap Blog

I could prod about in the printer with a scope, of course, but it would be nice to have something authoritative. A while ago Amberish Jaipuria did some preliminary RepRap experiments with inkjets - details are here. And before he left, Ed was always saying, "I think inkjet is the way to go."

Introduction to Additive (Rapid) Manufacturing,Prototyping & Tooling

RPM Tools

Some solid freeform fabrication techniques use two materials in the course of constructing parts. Rapid prototyping is the automatic construction of physical objects using additive manufacturing technology.

Richards SolidWorks Blog: Cardboard or Fiberboard in our Schools

Richard's SolidWorks Blog

High Tech and Hands On » March 05, 2010. Cardboard Construction Destructive Testing   By Corporal Willy, February 23 rd 2010.       March 05, 2010 at 12:16 PM in Schools and Education | Permalink. Posted by: Boom Trucks | July 11, 2010 at 08:38 PM.

Flash bang bed

HydraRaptor

I have an earth connection of course. As my MK3 heated bed on HydraRaptor has been working well I decided to scale it up for Mendel.

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Monthly maintenance

HydraRaptor

Of course running a machine 24/7 is not what most users will do, so it will take many months of normal use before these types of fault manifest. So, after just over a month more of continuous use of my Mendel, I noticed the filament not spanning gaps well. It had also gone curly again.

Bleading edge the freesmartphone killer?

Talpadk's Blog

And of course there is also. Photo courtesy Photos8.com. Ok, maybe not the killer but then at least the delayer. But it did get your attention right? As usual I am struggling just to get the phone working as a receiver of SMS messages.

Rebore

HydraRaptor

It also warms up faster of course, both due to less heat being lost and also less thermal mass. My Mendel has been very reliable and consistent running virtually 24/7, but about a week ago, after putting on a new reel of plastic things started to go wrong.

Where it all began.

RepRap Blog

In the reconstructed village set sixty years or so later at Blists Hill just up the road, they have a number of working stationary steam engines - my third favourite machines after tall ships and (of course) RepRap. Your correspondent on holiday in Ironbridge in Shropshire.

Heated bed MK3

HydraRaptor

They are also lower profile of course. My first heated bed worked OK but it was slow to warm up and hard to remove objects. The second one was only ever intended for experimenting with vacuums and magnets but I ended up printing most of my Mendel on it.

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Full Colour RepRap?

RepRap Blog

The trick, of course, will be to have the fine nozzle as short as possible, and the mixing happening at the last moment in it. This is an idea that Erik, Batist and I had at FOSDEM.

PMMA on PI

HydraRaptor

It would be a bit wasteful of plastic of course but it could be made from a cheap paste if we had a second head. Previously I described how I made some lamp shade clips for some friends from PMMA (Acrylic). Unfortunately the clips got lost in the post so I had to run off some more.

Extruder broke already

HydraRaptor

I would need a working extruder to make the new bracket of course, so I decided to bodge the existing design. Well my best attempt at making a reliable extruder again resulted in one that only lasted a few weeks!

Golden wonder

HydraRaptor

Of course there are the tape join marks. My first attempt at extruding ABS onto hot Kapton had " all the stops pulled out " to make it stick, i.e. 120°C bed, nozzle height 0.1mm too low, very slow outline and infill on the first layer (4mm/s).

RepRap: Blog: Big RepRap Refereed Journal Article

RepRap Blog

It is, of course, a scholarly engineering article intended for academics. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Thursday, April 14, 2011. Big RepRap Refereed Journal Article. We have just published a paper in the journal Robotica about how RepRap started, its development, and how it has got to where it is now. But it is - we hope - also a good read for everyone.

RepRap: Blog: Join us at 2014 Midwest RepRap Festival (MRRF.

RepRap Blog

3D PRINTING CHALLENGES See some of the most difficult prints take shape over the course of the weekend, and some fun printing challenges too, like the hand-fed extruder print challenge. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: Rewriting history

RepRap Blog

Erik, of course, has done a superb job of estimating the World population of RepRaps together with RepRap-derived machines like MakerBots and 3D-Systems/BfBs. I, of course, replied that - like the other 7 billion of you - I didnt have a clue. Summer 2010. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Monday, April 18, 2011. Rewriting history.

RepRap: Blog: RS Components distributing RepRaps

RepRap Blog

For more details see RSs blog post here , and, of course, their catalogue here. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Monday, December 02, 2013. RS Components distributing RepRaps.

RepRap: Blog: Reprap Prusa Iteration 2 Build Event in Cologne.

RepRap Blog

Signup by email, kliment.yanev @ gmail.com Included in the course price are all the parts as well as some plastic print material. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Sunday, November 27, 2011.

RepRap: Blog: Quality - Open Source for the Win (Part Deux)

RepRap Blog

It took a while under those conditions, of course - 5 hours. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Quality - Open Source for the Win (Part Deux).

RepRap: Blog: Print any colour you like.

RepRap Blog

Of course the full design will be on the wiki as soon as we can get organized. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Print any colour you like. without added stripes.

RepRap: Blog: A Tipping Point of Print Quality (Open Source for the.

RepRap Blog

Of course we have always had some people who had epic build quality for years now ( See Nophead ), the big change is that the barriers to entry have dropped significantly: Thanks the the new Volumetric Skeinforge (Skeinforge 41), and the fork of Skeinforge called SFact by Action68 (Ahmet Cem TURAN ) even makes the slicing of the models straight forward. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer.

RepRap: Blog: Announcing AMRI: Advanced Manufacturing.

RepRap Blog

As part of the mission of AMRI Rice, the Fellows will also take part in a 4-day Advances in Tissue Engineering Short Course where they will receive a 32-hr crash-course in all the very latest in tissue engineering research from thought leaders from around the world. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: Surface-Oriented CAD, Math, & Telescopes

RepRap Blog

Some people may be most interested in the final section, in which I discuss my attempts to 3D print a telescope (designed with surfcad, of course) and the problems Im running into. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: UK RepRap Master Class

RepRap Blog

For a fee of £575, participants will be provided with all of the hardware and software, along with expert guidance, over the course of the weekend, to build and commission their RepRap 3D printer. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: Why is 3D printing such a powerful way to make solid.

RepRap Blog

You are absolutely right - rate of volume deposition is another dimension that needs to be controlled, as of course, are time and one or two temperatures. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer.

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How to embed SOLIDWORKS Composer files into Microsoft Word

Javelin Tech Tips

Above steps will work for Microsoft word 2010. Attend a SOLIDWORKS Composer training course either in a Canadian classroom near you or live online. SOLIDWORKS Composer data can be published into various external tools such as a PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and HTML.

On Post-HQ2 despair…

Law in the Making

Microsoft, for example, was found in 2010 (in a Microsoft-backed, but still seemingly very legit, study) to be responsible for 13.6% The difference, of course, is that Microsoft started in Washington with 30 jobs as a $3m company. The blog is back! Yes, I’ve said this before.) Let’s start with something tangentially related to IP… high tech jobs. Like many, I’ve been mired in post-HQ2 loss despair after my city, Toronto, missed out.

RepRap: Blog: Vapor Treating ABS RP parts

RepRap Blog

ideal of course is 2 one way valves of some form. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Vapor Treating ABS RP parts.

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RepRap: Blog: Balitmore RepRap Master Class

RepRap Blog

For a fee of $850, participants will be provided with all of the hardware and software, along with expert guidance, over the course of the weekend, to build and commission their RepRap 3D printer. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Sunday, May 22, 2011. Balitmore RepRap Master Class. If you’re thinking of getting into 3D printing and don’t know where to start, then we have just the ticket for you.

Happy Social Media Day! Post Your #3DPrintie on Social Media and Win a Voucher!

i.materialise

Its been celebrated around the world since 2010 as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes. But of course, we didnt forget to add some 3D Printing flavor. Todayis the 5th annual World Social Media Day.

Prepping Students for the Future with 3D Printing Skills

3D Systems

Jeff and Chad made the program open to students of all age and experience levels, and in 2010, they partnered with 3D Systems to expand the scope of their offerings.

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RepRap: Blog: Impartial reivew of the Clonedel Cast parts by Metrix.

RepRap Blog

And of course, while those look like they're plenty strong (with the flexibility, they might even be better than ABS), the cast parts only really need to last long enough to get the machine printing well enough to make its own spares. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: New Extruder Design

RepRap Blog

Machined parts can take higher temperatures, of course. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Friday, April 22, 2011. New Extruder Design.