RepRap: Blog: Sourcing a 3d Printer

RepRap Blog

Sunday, April 10, 2011. Motors, electronics, RP (Plastic Parts), and Hardware: These parts are not hard to find, and no matter where you are in the world you can have them shipped to you. RP (Plastic Parts). Hobbed Bolts are what is used to pinch the plastic. RepRap: Blog.

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South West RepRap meet up October 2011

RichRap

We had some great discussions about 3D printing, materials and plastic''s, machine upgrades and future design ideas and generally everything you would want to discuss with like-minded creators. Just a quick post about the South West (UK) RepRap regional meeting event last weekend.

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RepRap: Blog: A new approach to printing metals

RepRap Blog

Friday, June 24, 2011. This would let us to print onto the plastic whilst causing minimal damage. The rounding at the corner is due to the layer height being slightly off, which seems particularly critical when compared to plastics. June 26, 2011 11:18 PM. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: Still Extruding: RepRap Price Points

RepRap Blog

Wednesday, August 24, 2011. A very basic machine means you will be getting the plastic parts from someone who already has a machine. posted by Wizarth : August 24, 2011 5:18 AM. posted by Mathias Kuse : August 24, 2011 8:33 AM. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: 0.01 Layer Height on a Prusa Mendel

RepRap Blog

Tuesday, December 27, 2011. layer height will not be possible, just because the feed rate would actually be too low, and the retractions would cause you to repeatedly go over the same piece of plastic, causing the plastic to shred. Red ABS Plastic from Ultimachine.

Indestructamendel - Polycarbonate 3D Printing with Prusa Mendel

RichRap

It''s a really amazing material, the ''diamond'' of plastic, I was excited to test it out. 1.75mm 3D printing 3mm Bowden extruder filament high temperature impact resistant material testing PCB plastic Polycarbonate strong

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

RepRap Blog

Sunday, November 27, 2011. Here is a video of an earlier workshop organized by the same team: Workshop data: Time: 3rd and 4th of December 2011, from 10.00h to 19.00h on both days. RepRap: Blog.

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

RepRap Blog

Tuesday, March 08, 2011. 18 Months ago the plastic parts for a Mendel where going for $700+, 12 Months ago the price settled down to $250-$400, 3 Months Ago Prusa Mendel dropped the price for the RP parts to $125-$150. posted by RichRap : March 08, 2011 9:36 PM. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: New Extruder Design

RepRap Blog

Friday, April 22, 2011. Wing-nut drive to spread the torque loading on the plastic gears. 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.

High-Impact PLA

RepRap Blog

ABS filament impact modifier pla plastic One of the problems with PLA is that it shatters when stressed, rather than bending gracefully. This problem is solved in ABS by adding impact modifiers - basically synthetic rubber blends - to give some flexibility under stress.

The 'Art' of failure - When 3D prints go wrong and lessons from failure

RichRap

Usually there are two reasons for this - If you print too fast for your hot-end to keep up melting the plastic then usually after the first slower layer layer it will start to jam and grind the filament in the hobbed bolt teeth, then you need to clean it all out.

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NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Extruder Hot-end v2

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Initially the PTFE tube moved upwards within the SS tube and plastic leaked between the two, jamming the hot-end. ▼ 2011. (44). NumberSixs 3D Printing Blog. Exploring the world of 3D printing. Sharing ideas and innovation with others! ioshea). Pages.

RepRap: Blog: Best of the RepRap Wiki 3/18/11

RepRap Blog

Friday, March 18, 2011. Make from bullet resistant plastic (I know I get shot at allot while I print). -24 posted by Jeff Keegan : March 19, 2011 12:13 PM. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer.

RepRap Universal Mini Extruder

RepRap Blog

I have been designing a new printable extruder. It is primarily intended to be small and light enough to mount directly on Huxley, but it should work on virtually any RepRap or similar 3D printer. It features: 1.75

High Impact Test

RepRap Blog

filament impact modified pla plastic reprap I''ve been printing little green targets from PLA and white(ish) ones from IMPLA. The IMPLA needs an extra 10C heating, layers thinner than 0.4 and inter-layer cooling. In other words it is no fun to print with.

RepRap: Blog: Best of the RepRap Wiki 3/11/11

RepRap Blog

Friday, March 11, 2011. With the new Skeinforge 40 you calibrate based off how much plastic, by volume, is entering the top of the extruder per step, and therefore how much plastic is being pushed out the nozzle per step. posted by Mister : March 14, 2011 11:01 PM.

Spot on flow rate

HydraRaptor

Because the outline and infill use different flow rates there is a small deficit of plastic where they meet, as this model shows: - This can be fixed by using the infill perimeter overlap ratio setting in Skienforge, but how much? I have been doing some fine tuning of flow rate recently.

Replication almost complete

Simon Kühling

The bright white plastic is the standard-PLA. 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.

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: New build platform

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Sunday, July 31, 2011. With my latest extruder incarnation working consistently I was ready to start laying down some plastic, but no matter how much I fine tuned the level there was inevitably some part of the surface that was too high or too low. ▼ 2011. (44).

RepRap: Blog: This week In The Wikii 4/02/11

RepRap Blog

Sunday, April 03, 2011. The good thing about the smaller hobbed bolt it its much less force transfered to the plastic gears. posted by ILitF : April 04, 2011 2:07 PM. posted by Forrest Higgs : April 07, 2011 4:56 AM. posted by mail : April 11, 2011 12:42 PM.

Already printing!

Simon Kühling

I have never seen a 3D printer live before – and now this bootstrapped contraption on my desk is fabricating three-dimensional objects from plastic. Well, that’s awesome.

How Far Have 3D Printers Come in the Last 12 Years?

RPM Tools

In place of just one material it features a choice of 68 different materials with ranging properties from opaque to transparent, rigid to flexible, and standard to engineering plastics.

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: "We can rebuild."

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Sunday, November 6, 2011. "We Its more like "spot the difference" really, but regular followers will observe that the transition from wood to plastic has commenced. Ive replaced my wooden x-axis components with newly printed plastic (PLA) ones. 1 comment: RichRap November 7, 2011 at 11:11 AM Nice Job. ▼ 2011. (44). NumberSixs 3D Printing Blog. Exploring the world of 3D printing. Sharing ideas and innovation with others! ioshea). Pages. Resources.

My way into 3D printing

Simon Kühling

But being able to make free-form objects from plastic right on the desk, that changes everything. It must have been about a year ago that I (again) stumbled across the RepRap project. If you ask Jonas , this was probably the key moment, when it grabbed me to build my own 3D printer.

ABS on FR4

HydraRaptor

The disadvantage is it is bright yellow, which makes it hard to see the white plastic on it. I have been printing both ABS and PLA on PET tape for more than a year now. It works well and lasts for many months, but eventually the silicone adhesive fails and it blisters.

Getting young girls interested in Engineering. - Typepad

Richard's SolidWorks Blog

Knowledge Shared; Rapid Prototype Sheet Metal » June 09, 2011. By Corporal Willy, June 12 th , 2011.           June 09, 2011 at 12:35 AM | Permalink. Richards SolidWorks Blog. Richard Williams. About Me. Contact Me. Categories. Analysis.

RepRap: Blog: Big RepRap Refereed Journal Article

RepRap Blog

Thursday, April 14, 2011. RepRap – the replicating rapid prototyper, Robotica (2011) volume 29, pp. You mentioned on page 186 that PLA gives much better strength characteristics against delamination than other plastics like ABS, but didn't cite any reference. posted by 4ndy : April 14, 2011 5:16 PM. posted by Andrew Dent : April 15, 2011 6:31 AM. posted by 4ndy : April 15, 2011 2:33 PM. posted by Emmanuel Gilloz - Wat : April 16, 2011 8:26 PM.

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Printer build under-way.

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Friday, January 7, 2011. But once under way, the plan is to replace wood with plastic, just for authenticity if nothing else. 1 comment: Neil Underwood January 7, 2011 at 6:57 PM You have chosen a very hard path, createing the RP peices out of wood. ▼ 2011. (44).

Mendel90 axes

HydraRaptor

I tried Igus plastic bushings and they only lasted about the same length of time. Possibly the lithium grease that I used was not suitable for plastic as I am sure other people must have got better life out of bushings.

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A splash of British colour - Faberdashery PLA experiments

RichRap

1.75mm 3mm faberdashery fan filament heart box PLA plastic rainbow Reprap

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Beginning to come together.

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Saturday, March 12, 2011. Not having made a decision regarding extrder type yet, Ive just made a flat mounting plate (a square of 6mm MDF) which is attached to the x-bushings using some plastic water pipe clips. ▼ 2011. (44). NumberSixs 3D Printing Blog.

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Either end of X.

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Sunday, January 16, 2011. With my self-imposed material choice constraints (wood), I reviewed the existing plastic design for the x-end-motor and x-end-idler, and simplified it to two basic parts per end. ▼ 2011. (44). NumberSixs 3D Printing Blog.

Auto z-probe

HydraRaptor

It doesn''t work for FFF though because the nozzle usually has hot plastic dribbling from it and it also wastes some of the build area. It consists of a weighted metal rod that slides through a couple of plastic guides.

* Pimp my Mendel * - How to build up a LM8UU Linear Bearing Prusa

RichRap

Z Motors- The Z drive motor connections are Nopheads design , these work well and only need a small section of plastic tube around the motor shaft, heat it up if its tight to fit onto the shaft. Mendel Bling is built up and running better, smoother and faster than I imagined possible.

RepRap: Blog: Rewriting history

RepRap Blog

Monday, April 18, 2011. 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. posted by Vik Olliver : April 19, 2011 4:28 AM. That could be measured the amount of plastic sold by each big resellers. posted by laszlok : April 19, 2011 2:56 PM.

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

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Saturday, November 26, 2011. I tried the blue tape but couldnt get plastic to stick to that if I paid it! (no 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. ▼ 2011. (44).

RepRap: Blog: Around the RepRap Community 07/15/2011

RepRap Blog

Saturday, July 16, 2011. Greg Frost has took this design and brought it into 2011 with a complete ground up redesign. If your bolt is hobbed correctly there is no need to support the top of the plastic being fed, so it gives you easy access to the pinch point. -It Anyone who has been in the community for a while remembers the great stepper driver drought of early 2011. posted by Ahmet : July 16, 2011 6:51 PM. posted by Forrest Higgs : July 18, 2011 2:26 PM.