University of Waterloo Lab Will Help Shape the Future of Industrial 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

Experts at the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab , which is backed by nearly $27 million in cash and in-kind support, will help Canadian companies tap the enormous potential of AM, commonly known as 3D printing, while also advancing the technology itself through research.

Replacing LinuxCNC with a Smoothieboard for CNC milling. Not as easy as for 3D printing!


But it never was an option to me, even for 3D printing: it sounds like I would be trying to control a caterpillar with a primitive gamepad (and without a screen -- unless you buy a really expensive one). It also was made initally for TinyG and GRBL, though it says it supports Smoothieware.

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I wrote some test code in Python to check that my firmware was working properly. This turned out to be incredibly easy using the socket and struct modules. I have not written a lot of Python before but it never ceases to amaze me how much more productive it is compared to C++.

RepRap: Blog: Automatic documentation and project evolution

RepRap Blog

Basic ThingDOC comments looks like this: /** * Slides on the x-axis with extruder. * * @name X carriage * @category Printed * @using 4 m3x10 * @using 4 m3washer * @using 4 m3nut * @using 4 bushing */ I don’t want to talk about syntax here, there is already a wiki page about it. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Automatic documentation and project evolution.