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Max The Magnificent
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Re: printer, really?!
Max The Magnificent   8/30/2013 11:55:16 AM
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@Duane: I hope your printer does arrive today so we can read about it next week.

Every time I hear footsteps I look up at my door in anticipation...

Caleb Kraft
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Caleb Kraft   8/30/2013 12:04:03 PM
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1. in this example you could just rotate the model so the printer can print it as a column instead, no problem.

 

2. the software for these allows you to generate support structures to hold up any overhangs. These are structures of the same material but they're thinner and barely attached. They snap off leaving you with the desired structure. Here's an example of what that looks like.



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Caleb Kraft   8/30/2013 12:05:10 PM
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that heated bed will help even smaller prints keep from warping.

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/30/2013 12:33:22 PM
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@Caleb: that heated bed will help even smaller prints keep from warping.

I must admit I'm glad I opted for the as an extra -- I'm currently bouncing off the walls with excitement -- I cannot wait!!!

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Etmax   8/30/2013 1:42:35 PM
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I bought a Cube 3D printer (first generation) and am very disappointed. It does a lousy job of overhangs and there is as much as 3-5% shrinkage. I hope yours work out for you. I think the biggest problem with mine is the SW that creates the extrude file from the STL file

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Max The Magnificent   8/30/2013 1:48:27 PM
@Etmax: I bought a Cube 3D printer (first generation) and am very disappointed.

I'm sorry to hear that. I bought one of the $499 ones from Solidoodle www.solidoodle.com (I also got the $99 upgrade to the heated bed). Once I've had a chance to play with it I'll be blogging about it -- keep your fingers crossed for me.

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docdivakar   8/30/2013 3:54:00 PM
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This week I tried making a 3D printed part using GE's Ultem (needed higher operating temp for the component). I must say I am not at all satisfied with the quality of the part produced. When compared to the injection-molded version, the 3D printed part looks horrendously porous! I tried assembling it with other components of the assembly but the 3D printed parts broke!

Bottom line is this -to make useful parts, one will need couple of trials with material selection and geometry sizing. For this, 3D printing is indeed the most cost-effective and expeditious way to go!

MP Divakar

 

Etmax
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Etmax   8/31/2013 12:18:11 AM
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I guess that's what I get for being a guinea pig on the bleeding edge of consumer printing. I would have thought that 3D systems would have supported a product better, they've released a version 2 which presunmably has some of the issues addressed but given the fixes are SW (it already has a heated bed) one would have thought they would be interested in customer satisfaction enough to upgrade older machines to ensure repeat business. Some interesting design choices they made, micro switches as home/EOT sensors. Anyway, I've heard good things about Solidoodle so hopefully you are rewarded :-)

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Etmax   8/31/2013 12:20:31 AM
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The SLA type printers give better results than the FDM types, although FDM quality has a LOT to do with the geometry being printed.

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wilber_xbox   8/31/2013 10:25:20 AM
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@Max, logically milling can be described as subtractive printing but maynot be that catchy word. I have seen the vidoes of milling done in the printers and its not that fascinating to me. Though i agree that it does add extra usage to the 3D printers.

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