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Last edit: 29. Sep. 2013, 12:38h

3d print close up

Many people wonder about how a 3d printed object from an affordable 3d printer will look. How neatly is the surface, how clean does it look? I am trying to give an answer to that today. The object below is a jewellery piece for a friend I produced with my Makerbot Replicator 2. Image 1: Jewellery piece at 150 Micrometer Image 2: The same piece next to a ruler (showing centimeters, not inches; 2.54 cm = 1 inch) to show you the size ...
   
Last edit: 27. Sep. 2013, 22:57h

The new Mascot of A:M 2013

It has been decided: The new mascott of A:M 2013 has been found. It is the anteater from XTZAS alias Marcos Rezende.
   
Last edit: 17. Sep. 2013, 10:03h

New 3d Project: Chameleon

This was my entry for the contest at www.hash.com for Hash Animation:Master v18. This project showed me, how well A:M can cooperated with 3d Coat v4. It helped me to create a very nice entry for the contest. Additional details can be found here on this website: Work&Down > 3d > Chamäleon.
   
Last edit: 29. Jun. 2013, 17:33h

My Extruder Updates

Over the last few weeks I have modified the extruder of my Makerbot Replicator 2 to make it much more effective and reliable. Before I had from time to time problems that the print was cancelled inbetween, but now it is working much better. That is partly the case because there is a new firmware for the Replicator 2 but of course it has to do with the updates I did too. The image shows, what I have changed to the original design. Additional ...
   
Last edit: 25. Jun. 2013, 23:19h

Makerbot and StataSys

A few days ago there was an entry in the blog of Makerbot which proved the rumors: Makerbot is now a part of StataSys. Makerbot will continue to work as a separat unit and still focus on the consumer market. I see it with mixed feelings: On one hand it is a big chance: Now Makerbot can use patents of StrataSys one of the biggest 3d printer companies and that could be a big benefit especially since the technology can be transfered and some ...
   
Last edit: 11. Jun. 2013, 00:41h

Makerbot Replicator 2: Problems and their solutions

I have my Makerbot Replicator 2 for a few month now and want to tell you about the problems I had with it as well as how I solved them. The Makerbot is not a product you would buy from HP or some other manufacturer producing for the mass market. It is even with the Replicator 2 a product for people who have at least a slight craftmansship. Just to make it clear: There is (as far as I know) no 3d printer which does not require that. I think ...
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