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Old 02-05-2013, 07:28 AM
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Do you just break away support material or how does that work?
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Do you just break away support material or how does that work?
Yah it's just a single bead of plastic and can be snapped off with pliers, and then cleaned up with a knife. The software creates it if you turn it on.

It's a bit of work to do the clean up but it let's you make parts that you normally could never do...
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:07 AM
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How much noise does this system make? Can it be used in my apartment or do I need to have a separate room for it? Also are there any significant fumes from the plastic as it is being melted / layered?
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:23 PM
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How much noise does this system make? Can it be used in my apartment or do I need to have a separate room for it? Also are there any significant fumes from the plastic as it is being melted / layered?
Its no worse then an inkjet printer. I can hear it only if I am in the same room with it and its not bad. I know my laser printer is louder. I am currently only 10 feet away from it and can't hear it above the normal home family noises.

There is a small bit of smoke / steam that comes off the print head at times. Nothing that the family has ever complained about. Your not burning the plastic, just heating it enough to melt it.

You can always use PLA which is based off corn starch. It's supposed to smell like candy when printing. However its brittle compared to ABS and is water soluble.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:22 PM
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Its no worse then an inkjet printer. I can hear it only if I am in the same room with it and its not bad. I know my laser printer is louder. I am currently only 10 feet away from it and can't hear it above the normal home family noises.

There is a small bit of smoke / steam that comes off the print head at times. Nothing that the family has ever complained about. Your not burning the plastic, just heating it enough to melt it.

You can always use PLA which is based off corn starch. It's supposed to smell like candy when printing. However its brittle compared to ABS and is water soluble.
Hey that's great! will have to start seriously thinking about getting one! Ha...
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:24 PM
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Dammit! This will be the 2nd pyramid I have to build in someone’s honor today....

I've been looking at these for a while, didn't realize the price dropped so much lately.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:45 AM
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The rims are done. Currently 3 different styles, 2 different bead locks. They are easy to put together and hold the tire firmly. All that's left is to print 4 up and see how they do in the real world.

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Those look really good! I'm curious to know how well they hold up to punishment. Most of the forces the wheels see is shear so the failure will probably happen in the spokes. But I have a feeling these will do just fine.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:27 PM
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Another small project. This time a drive sprocket for a Bruder multi terrain loader. 3rd prototype was the charm.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:41 PM
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Here's a cool print. Its a gear bearing. No cage is required to keep the rollers in place, because the gears are all herringbone, which is why it cannot be disassembled. It really shows the potential 3d printing has for parts that can be made that would be impossible using normal methods.
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could really do with some rear custom size control arms

Good job though following this closely
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I might need some 1.5 dodge 2500 rims.
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Upgraded the hot end to an all metal one with a higher resolution head. (.4mm) Just working on getting it calibrated. I was able to run it at 300 degrees and still hold the other end in my hand. Considering its only 2" long thats quite a feat. This one uses a heater cartridge as it's heat source. I can get up to temp in seconds as opposed to 5 minutes like before with the dual resistor setup. Now if only the heat bed didn't take 15-20 minutes to heat up per print.
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Very cool. Looking forward to a print off this new head.
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Now look what you made me do...
Ive built a RepRap.
photobucket is bust, but Im in the tuning phase before proper part design commences

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