Yearly RepRap adventures roundup 2012

RichRap

Universal paste and Chocolate printing , I had been thinking about this for well over a year before actually starting any testing, it was a good learning curve in 3D design (Sketchup) and iterative model testing.

What is RepRap & RapMan Z-Axis Wobble?

3D Printer Users

I''m fairly confident that any issues with the Y-Axis alignment and the Bed Leveling alignment on my RapMan has been successfully solved using the new tools that I designed to make the process more precise.

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A Robot Respite While building

3D Printer Users

Over the weekend, my two granddaughters each designed a robot. The older granddaughter designed Henry. I got home late this evening and decided NOT to tackle the RapMan tonight.

Will 2012 be the year of the “ultrabook?”

Thornburg Thoughts

CES may be where the dreams of Ultrabook designers get shared, but I’m sticking with tablets as a dominant platform for the foreseeable future. The Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show opens on January 10, and there are rumbles that this show will feature lots of ultrathin laptops similar to the Macintosh Air. Last year was supposedly the year of the tablet, but the rollout didn’t take place until months later, leaving Apple with the marketpretty much to itself. Of

New 3D Printer Start-ups

3D Printer Users

In fact, this is the year for a plethora of new designs for 3D printers. The design of the Bukobot is a bit different than previous kit 3D Printers in that it makes use of extruded metal frames rather than rods. This is the year for 3D printers.

Z-Axis Wobble Fix Update

3D Printer Users

The top fixture is designed to accommodate 3 bearings that attach the fixture to the smooth corner rods of the RapMan. It''s been some time since I created some fixtures for my RapMan intended to reduce or eliminate Z-Axis Wobble.

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A Horizontal Filament Spool System

3D Printer Users

It is designed to be a quick change system, allowing different spool hubs to be easily interchanged. Some of the objects I print take a LONG time and I don''t want to have to babysit my RapMan printer for the entire print time.

RapMan Reel Holder Using MOI 3D

3D Printer Users

I installed it two days ago and was immediately able to design some things that will be not only useful to me; but, other RapMan and RepRap users as well. All the subsequent designs took well under an hour and most less than a half hour. Here is my first design.

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Fine Tuning RapMan 3.2 - Precise Bed Leveling

3D Printer Users

Finally, I had created an earlier set of alignment tools designed to do the same thing. Making sure that the RapMan 3.2 bed is level is probably among the most important things we can do to ensure better results.

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Fine Tuning the RapMan 3.2 - X Carrier Alignment

3D Printer Users

So far, I have not found a single defect in the design of the RapMan 3.2 that I could pinpoint for you. However, the printer is only going to print as well as we have built our RapMan printer.

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It's Time to Specialize!

3D Printer Users

In the meantime, you might like this video of what NOT to design for your 3D printer!!! What comes to mind is that we really need to grapple with the liability issues of putting up our homemade designs for others to build.

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At Long Last! 3D Printing for the Rest of Us!

3D Printer Users

What is different about the Cube 3D Printer is that it is not a kit and its design and packaging are consumer friendly.

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RepRap: Blog: More Printed Circuitry

RepRap Blog

Thursday, April 12, 2012. posted by jaf : April 12, 2012 10:36 PM. posted by Zen Ferno : April 13, 2012 2:29 PM. posted by mlagana : April 13, 2012 3:42 PM. posted by Obijuan : April 16, 2012 9:28 AM. posted by Bogdan Kecman : April 16, 2012 2:12 PM.

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The Cube in Review - 2012 at 6 Months

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

The clean design of the Cube seems to remove any barriers or intimidation and invite an almost instant free flow of ideas. There was NO way I was going to deprive those students of the chance to see their designs printed. This is going to be a very short post. That is because it''s being typed on my granddaughter''s iPad. The iPad is terrific. But, my skills at typing on a screen are not. However, I thought that this post was important enough to give it a try as I travel.

RepRap: Blog: On the Challenge of 3D Printing Sugar for.

RepRap Blog

Friday, July 06, 2012. This design was adopted by MakerBot as the first heated build platform. Enter MakerBots Frostruder design , which uses air pressure to drive. posted by Tony : July 06, 2012 9:06 PM. posted by jmil : July 07, 2012 1:04 AM. RepRap: Blog.

Mendel90 updates

HydraRaptor

The design still supports the MDF and acrylic variants with screws, but I only sell the plastic parts for these. I couldn''t use his design directly because he has a longer nozzle mounted in a different orientation.

Putting the T and E in STEM

Thornburg Thoughts

I used to find old radios that I would take apart for their parts, some of which ended up in projects of my own design. and then, based on your program design, run motors, control lamps, and do myriad things limited only by your imagination.

A Z-Axis Wobble Limiter Proposal

3D Printer Users

There is a LOT of design work yet to be done beyond this rough concept drawing. Once we have identified that we might have a Z-Axis wobble issue with.125 resolution prints, we need to decide is it''s bad enough to worry about or not. Z-Axis Wobble under a 40x Microscope The reason I chose an extruded triangle for creating my test tower is that I knew it would form and sharp edge that would provide the best look at the wobble under a microscope. I wasn''t disappointed.

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RepRap: Blog: Print any colour you like.

RepRap Blog

Tuesday, February 21, 2012. posted by Kevin : February 21, 2012 3:00 PM. posted by Nudel : February 21, 2012 4:45 PM. posted by Kevin : February 21, 2012 7:10 PM. posted by Adrian Bowyer : February 21, 2012 8:09 PM. February 21, 2012 11:56 PM. RepRap: Blog.

Picking Up And Moving Forward!

3D Printer Users

We''ll also do our best to encourage developers to come up with new 3D design programs that create printable objects with user interfaces that are a LOT easier than those on the market now. This blog was created in 2007. Even back then it was evident that 3D printing was going to be inevitable. The only question was how soon and how costly. It was started in May of that year.

RepRap: Blog: Print any colour you like.

RepRap Blog

Tuesday, April 10, 2012. posted by Cameron : April 10, 2012 10:24 PM. posted by bitflusher : April 11, 2012 9:48 AM. posted by RichRap : April 11, 2012 9:52 AM. Of course the full design will be on the wiki as soon as we can get organized. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: Colour mixing

RepRap Blog

Thursday, April 19, 2012. posted by nophead : April 19, 2012 10:32 PM. using the control software to designated an object on the plate for color purging would be a good feature. posted by jaf : April 19, 2012 11:46 PM. posted by Patrick Herd : April 20, 2012 3:06 AM.

Matthew Lorono – A user becomes a designer

Jeff's Tool Shed

The post Matthew Lorono – A user becomes a designer appeared first on Jeff's Tool Shed. With my crap-tastic memory I can’t remember when I first met Matt, but I do know it was out on the internet. Matt’s been an active member of the SolidWorks community for years contributing in the various fora out there and through his blog, SolidWorks Legion. Matt was a very driven teenager, unlike many of […].

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The blue marble turns forty

Thornburg Thoughts

It is interesting to see that programs designed to look beyond our planet can sometimes give us an even better view of our own challenges and opportunities. Today marks the fortieth year of the famous “blue marble” photograph of Earth taken by the crew of Apollo 17.

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RepRap: Blog: Water-cooled Hot End

RepRap Blog

Sunday, July 15, 2012. Our fan-cooled heads are, we reckon, one of the best designs out there, having a very short. Though this is work in progress and the design may well change. posted by Emmanuel Gilloz - Wat : July 15, 2012 3:37 PM. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: Introducing BotQueue.com - Open Source.

RepRap Blog

Thursday, September 13, 2012. Im calling it BotQueue and its designed specifically to control RepRaps (Marlin, Sprinter, GRBL, etc). posted by Dan : September 13, 2012 5:36 PM. posted by Cameron : September 13, 2012 6:25 PM. posted by Conseils : September 15, 2012 9:58 AM.

Place matters in education

Thornburg Thoughts

In the intervening centuries, attempts to improve education have largely failed to address the design of the classroom itself, but have focused instead on the teachers.

The enigmatic Josh Mings

Jeff's Tool Shed

He writes one of the most popular CAD blogs, SolidSmack.com, he’s half of the incredible Engineer vs. Designer, and he’s a Web Marketing Manager at Luxion. Interview CAD Engineer vs. Designer Solidsmack SolidWorks Oh, God, this is daunting.

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Universal Paste extruder - Ceramic, Food and Real Chocolate 3D Printing.

RichRap

It does make a reasonable point about the end user specifying the custom design for themselves, much as we already see with 3D printing. I decided to design the RepRap Crisp shown above to test this material. And that led me onto the universal paste extruder design.

Review: what materials can be 3D printed?

Tridimake

Paste/pellet extruder : an outstanding auger screw design by Olaf Diegel. Transition from pure PLA to wood What materials to 3D-print ? Every now and then I am being asked about it, so here is a post on the many materials that can be 3D-printed at home.

3-way Quick-fit Extruder and Colour Blending Nozzle

RichRap

Quick-Fit 3-way adapter - I was going to design a more complex bracket, but I decided to keep it simple for the first test, and as I had plenty of room on my MendelMax X axis, this was the simplest design to test out the idea. Its designed to fit on the Quick-Fit Xcarriage.

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RepRap: Blog: 32-bit ARM your Sanguinololu

RepRap Blog

Thursday, October 11, 2012. It has been deliberately designed single-sided with fat tracks and big gaps to make manufacture easy by DIY etching or milling techniques. posted by Adam : October 11, 2012 8:45 PM. posted by Arthur Wolf : October 11, 2012 11:48 PM.

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Quality review.

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Sunday, June 17, 2012. Its by now an old-style M6 threaded brass design, with a long 2mm hole from well above the heater block, to within < 5mm of the nozzle. ▼ 2012. (22). NumberSixs 3D Printing Blog. Exploring the world of 3D printing.

RepRap: Blog: Standardization and RepRap

RepRap Blog

Saturday, March 17, 2012. They are patent encumbered, so no one could sell kits, but designs could be published and people could build their own printers if people worked on designs together. posted by Al : March 17, 2012 10:42 PM. RepRap: Blog.

Mendel90 finishing touches

HydraRaptor

The design is fully parametric meaning each part works out how big it should be from basic parameters like the desired build volume, rod diameter, the motor sizes and the layer height used to print it. It works a lot better than the Nyloc I had in the design before.

Oh Little Orange Board, Oh Little Orange Board

Open 3DP

We spied the easy-bake board baker … And the board tester… The rumor has it that the orangeBrainWave board was designed, fabbed, pick-and-placed and tested all in the NW.  Way to go elves (especially the low price).

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: The Hot-end.

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Monday, July 2, 2012. The advantage of this design is its an all-in-one unit and cant leak. Its designed for high temperatures! 1 comment: Bob Gusek September 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM Great post, thanks for sharing how you wired you J-head! ▼ 2012. (22).

3D Printing for iPhone 5 Cases

Advanced Design Concepts

Needless to say, all of us at Advanced Design Concepts love to hear about new technology. This is why we were very excited when Apple presented the iPhone 5 at an event in San Francisco on September 12, 2012. The phone will be released on September 21, 2012.

Do we really want to have a STEM curriculum?

Thornburg Thoughts

And, unless you are convulsed with laughter at the previous sentence, you may want to ask when was the last time you designed and built something from scratch yourself. At an event in Chicago this month, a rich and diverse group of experts was convened by Bill Cllinton to explore and develop concrete plans to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education. During this event, President Clinton signed autographs in which he wrote “Explore and Discover!”

Christmas Printing!

RichRap

My kids are selecting a thing a day to print, advent style to decorate their trees and rooms, here is the progress so far with links to the great Christmas models and designers on Thingiverse. Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays Everyone.

TCT2012 show report and Industry growing pains.

RichRap

I asked if she likes the printed cases (pointing to a number of Raspberry Pi cases scattered around the Cube printer)  yes they are wonderful, people really like them Do you know who designed it?

Cubify - A World of Designers and Manufacturers

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

The first entry is dated January 11, 2012, shortly after the Cube 3D printer was announced. Each of you reading this blog, when you come to own a 3D printer or begin creating a 3D design that can be printed, are founding members of that community. This blog is almost a year old.

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Printing a clock.

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Sunday, October 7, 2012. The original design suggested a 1 Cent US coin. ▼ 2012. (22). NumberSixs 3D Printing Blog. Exploring the world of 3D printing. Sharing ideas and innovation with others! ioshea). Pages. Resources. Printing a clock.