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

RepRap Blog

Tuesday, November 29, 2011. But check out this surface finish under the microscope: The line is a 60-micron human hair (selflessly donated by Christine Bowyer under only mild protest; as those aware of my appearance will know, I am incapable of providing such a sample myself).

RepRap: Blog: Say goodbye to unsightly STL triangle misery! Forever!

RepRap Blog

Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Except that at no point in the making-chain from Thingiverse to the finished printed object was an STL file used to do the calculations. posted by Marcus Wolschon : October 19, 2011 2:26 PM. posted by Adrian Bowyer : October 19, 2011 3:20 PM.

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RepRap: Blog: A new approach to printing metals

RepRap Blog

Friday, June 24, 2011. In, again beginning to melt at 130deg but finishing by about 170. I havent quite finished calibrating this extruder , but the latest results are below. June 26, 2011 11:18 PM. posted by stan : June 27, 2011 12:25 AM. RepRap: Blog.

Finished wiring


Everything is wired up and testing has started. I''m still using the official 5D with a Mega at the moment, but I''m going to try out some other firmwares with this build as soon as I know it''s all operational. Boxed up wiring.

RepRap: Blog: New Extruder Design

RepRap Blog

Friday, April 22, 2011. I have (finally) finished my 1.75mm filament extruder design for RepRap. posted by BodgeIt : April 22, 2011 8:35 PM. posted by Adrian Bowyer : April 22, 2011 10:16 PM. posted by BodgeIt : April 22, 2011 10:29 PM. RepRap: Blog.

eMaker Reprap Master Class event in Bath (UK) 1st-3rd July 2011


Most of the frame construction was now finished.

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

RepRap Blog

Tuesday, March 08, 2011. posted by RichRap : March 08, 2011 9:36 PM. At that price, the Clonedel set AND the drill press to finish them costs less than the printed parts. March 08, 2011 9:58 PM. posted by Tian Chang : March 09, 2011 2:01 AM. RepRap: Blog.

Y- Finished And Toner Transfer DIY RAMPS+ PCB


I also got my parts from Mendel-Parts (Camiel) So I can finish my Dual extruder design and start experimenting with 1.75mm PLA.

RepRap: Blog: 3D/DC

RepRap Blog

Monday, May 02, 2011. Should have finished that resistor based extruder. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. 3D/DC. I had a great time down at the 3D DC event last week.

RepStrap’s first child – another RepRap family tree

Simon Kühling

Our RepStrap finished printing its first child. We have reached another milestone in our RepRap Projekt. The Prusa Mendel v2 is assembled and working. Last two challenges had to be overcome: Because the RepStrap still has no heated printbed the Prusa x-carriage had to be made from PLA.

Replication almost complete

Simon Kühling

Our RepStrap nearly finished printing all neccessary parts for its first child, a Prusa Mendel v2. Only the Extruder is missing. Yesterday Jonas made a short video of the RepStrap printing.

RepRap: Blog: Around the RepRap Community 11/28/2011

RepRap Blog

Monday, November 28, 2011. As you can see, I did not get the chance to finish the bot over the weekend, so I hate to review it. posted by pelrun : November 29, 2011 4:35 AM. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Around the RepRap Community 11/28/2011. Credit Photo Tomcee. Hall-O effect Endstops.

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Z-axis motor mounts.

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Monday, February 21, 2011. Here’s my sketch that formed the basis of my plan, and some photos of the steps and finished Z-axis motor mount blocks. 1 comment: dissidence February 21, 2011 at 8:37 AM i like your work on that mount good work Reply Delete Add comment Load more.

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Got some 8mm Stainless Rod for X.

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Saturday, January 22, 2011. I had got 8mm mild steel rod first and it served will for mock-up purposes, but the finish was poor. ▼ 2011. (44). NumberSixs 3D Printing Blog. Exploring the world of 3D printing. Sharing ideas and innovation with others! ioshea). Pages.

RepRap: Blog: Rewriting history

RepRap Blog

Monday, April 18, 2011. Spring 2007 - The first RepRap Darwin was finished. 30 September 2007 - Vik Olliver in New Zealand finished the second Darwin. [3]. Spring 2011. posted by geert : April 18, 2011 5:23 PM. posted by geert : April 18, 2011 5:25 PM. In March 2011, Metrix Create:Space produced over 50 sets of clonedel parts and sent them all over the world. posted by mattw : April 18, 2011 11:51 PM. RepRap: Blog.

New App Inventors

Thornburg Thoughts

In fact, we operated with the same “rules” we proposed they use with their own students – start with the frame of a program and debug and enhance as desired until you get to a finished product. This is a very different approach from one that starts with a formal outline of a program, and then proceeds to a highly structured process for the creation of the finished code.

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Belt fender and other ideas.

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Saturday, November 26, 2011. Heres the finished item. 10 comments: Gary November 26, 2011 at 12:27 PM I like the belt fender. Reply Delete flarenut November 26, 2011 at 1:03 PM I bet the fender would work a little better if it were rounded. Reply Delete NumberSix November 26, 2011 at 2:47 PM Hi Gary, Haven't thought of putting them on Thingiverse, but I can in a short while. Reply Delete Ahmet November 29, 2011 at 5:45 AM Nice post. ▼ 2011. (44).

Layer selective colour 3D printing


After printing coloured and multicoloured things, I wanted to experiment using my Filament joiner to make prints that had different coloured finishing layers (at different heights) on an object.

A splash of British colour - Faberdashery PLA experiments


I finished almost the whole box in 4 evenings flat!

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Improving my extruder.

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Sunday, September 4, 2011. and so on, and with my printer so slow it would have been Christmas before it would finish! 2 comments: amk September 5, 2011 at 1:53 PM Hey NumberSix, Nice work - it'll be interesting to see how much faster you can push out plastic with this new configuration. Reply Delete NumberSix September 6, 2011 at 1:40 AM Hi Alan, The aluminium strip you spotted in the picture is just a spacer. ▼ 2011. (44).

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Test printing continues.then stops! :-(

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Sunday, August 14, 2011. It separated easily when cold and gave a good finish to the base of every print, visible in photos. 1 comment: rhmorrison August 15, 2011 at 4:37 AM The optimal layer height for a nozzle is approximately 0.75 * the hole diameter. ▼ 2011. (44). NumberSixs 3D Printing Blog. Exploring the world of 3D printing. Sharing ideas and innovation with others! ioshea). Pages. Resources. Test printing continues.then stops! :-(.

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Gen6 Electronics connected up!

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Sunday, March 27, 2011. Arduino will tell you when downloading is finished. ▼ 2011. (44). NumberSixs 3D Printing Blog. Exploring the world of 3D printing. Sharing ideas and innovation with others! ioshea). Pages. Resources. Gen6 Electronics connected up! A satifying milestone was reached this past week. I connected the stepper motors and newly mounted opto endstops to the Generation 6 electronics.

Good enough to eat?


The last 2 filled layer (of three) are gold, to give that toasted finish. I''m not going to explain this one, just that it had to be done - Crumpet by MakeALot Ingredients and recipe - Scale to your required size, depending on ''taste'', my Crumpet print is 80mm.

RAMPS+ DIY build completed


I have finished building my RAMPS+ board, apart from the last few Pololu Stepper carriers as they are still out of stock in the UK. :( But by 18th march they should start to ship out more Pololu steppers to people, so hopefully I can test it fully around then.

Made in (insert country here) ??? British Prusa Mendel


Hello everyone, here is a progress update on my British Prusa Mendel build - (It''s almost finished) And just to get the chronology correct - This is the 1st son (Daughter?)

Printing progress.


I finished my first 750grams of PLA at the weekend printing a collection of things so I can really check calibration and quality.

Goals for RepStrap V2.0 Machine


Revised Electronics (Mega based - interim version for 2011, until I get my other set finished). My Design Aims for the RichRap RepStrap Version 2.0 Machine are - Faster print speed - (This is my main driving factor after having a slow Repstrap for 6 months).

Unexpected mechanical faliure


The print finished later with no other issues and part is usable if not a little out of alignment where I nudged the opto-switch when taking the motor off.

RAMPS+ Electronics Build up


And talking of Extruders I was inspired by Adrian''s micro extruder so I had a push on to finish the hardware for my first Bowden extruder. I printed (Toner Transfer) another RAMPS+ PCB, this time with standard FR4 material, 1oz Copper.

Hot-end for 1.75mm Filament (Push-fit Bowden)


My new push-fit 1.75mm Hot end is finished, it''s based on similar designs like Adrian''s new micro hot-end - Here is how I made it - I am a big fan of using off-the-shelf parts where possible in Reprapping, so using Pneumatic Push-fit connectors was an obvious choice for attaching the PTFE (bowden) tube to my extruder assembly.

New Tools for Christmas and a start on my RepStrap Overhaul.


I had some new Tools for Christmas and have finished restoring my old Lathe to working order so I''m going to start my planned upgrade of my RepStrap - This time around I''m going to make more notes (Eventually for the Reprap Wiki, I hope) make some design drawings and take lots of Photo''s.

DIY 3D Printing: Lobo 3d printer developed by Jeff Kerr

DIY 3D Printing

He will make plans for Lobo publicly available once he has finished the project. ► 2011. (14). DIY 3D Printing. Manufacturing revolution on your desktop. Pages. My projects. 3D design and printing software. 3d printing books and documents. 3d printing links. Jul 24, 2014.

DIMENSIONEXT: Romania's Gas Sector Inflated By 3D Printing


In 2011 the European Commission ranked Romania ’ s natural gas reserves as the third largest in the European Union. The speed and economy with which LogiCAD finished the job helped Elster Aeroteh to rapidly move forward through testing and approve the assembly for final production.

Fujikon 3D Prints its Way into the Future of Headphone Design

3D Printing Industry

Hong Kong-based manufacturer of audio equipment Fujikon has been in the business of making headsets and speakers for 30 years, but, only in 2011 did they decide to take advantage of rapid prototyping to give their 200-person R&D team an extra boost. By Michael Molitch-Hou.

RepRap: Blog: Printed Circuitry: All covered up

RepRap Blog

Normally we have 3/4 layers to get a nice smooth finish on exposed layers but due to the geometry I cant do this. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Wednesday, June 06, 2012.

Solar Energy; Homemade Heliostat Really Cooking - Typepad

Richard's SolidWorks Blog

Here is my own version of a homemade heliostat that I am actively making at this time and I just finished doing some prelimenary testing on it.  Posted by: Corporal Willy | June 09, 2011 at 12:10 AM. Posted by: Corporal Willy | June 09, 2011 at 12:15 AM. Richards SolidWorks Blog. Richard Williams. About Me. Contact Me. Categories. Analysis. Current Affairs. Designing without limits. Ecology, Environment, Mother Earth. Educating Yourself. Engineering Related Items.

RepRap: Blog: New open source slicer: CuraEngine!

RepRap Blog

If you dont change settings, it may already have finished before youre thinking to save the resulting G-Code to an SD card or print directly through USB. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer.

If the Easter Bunny had a RepRap…

Simon Kühling

Just in time for this year’s Easter i finished building a copy of Glasswalkers Revised Fully Printable Eggbot from surplus parts i had lying around – an Arduino, a pair of discarded Steppers from my RepStrap, “EasyDriver” Stepper Drivers and a small servo.

Let’s Celebrate 10 Years: Our Anniversary Promotion And A Roundup Of Your Designs


In 2011, a highly accurate, shrunk-down version of a gas plant was built via Laser Sintering. Although this was Chris’ first experience 3D printing, he felt comfortable digitally sculpting in 3D and was looking forward to the detail, quality, and overall finish that AM provides.

RepRap: Blog: Colour mixing

RepRap Blog

if you finish layer 3 perimeter in color 1, infill layer 3 starting the mix, infill layer 4 to stabilize the mix, and then perimeter layer 4 with the next color you've gained a LOT of plastic to blend. RepRap: Blog.

A Short History of 3T RPD

Rapid Prototyping News UK

2003 – The company opens its in-house spray shop which is the forerunner of our extensive metals and plastics finishing capabilities today. 2011 – The world’s first ever AM printed UAV is manufactured for Southampton University.

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RepRap: Blog: Vapor Treating ABS RP parts

RepRap Blog

we ever dreaming have a high gloss finishing by 3D printing. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Vapor Treating ABS RP parts.

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SOLIDWORKS Activation Wizard

Javelin Tech Tips

Fortunately, As of SOLIDWORKS 2011, a tool was created and posted to the SOLIDWORKS customer portal that gives you the option to release a license from a computer even when SOLIDWORKS is not installed on it. After the installation is finished you will have access to three options.