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Last edit: 09.Dec.2012, 22:10h

Shop for PLA and ABS-Plastics for Europe

It was quite hard to find a cheaper PLA-plastics offerer for Germany which could offer 1.75mm PLA. That is what you need for the Makerbot Replicator 2. Today I found a shop which offers exactly that in Amsterdam for about 28 Euro / kg PLA. That is close to half as expensive than other offerings ...
Last edit: 02.Dec.2012, 23:37h

150 Micron Print

Finally done... my first although very easy print with 0,15 mm layerheight has been completed. 150 Microns with the Makerbot 150 Microns print with the Makerbot side I did it by changing the fillment 2 times while printing.
Last edit: 02.Dec.2012, 14:14h


And now about the dark sides of the Replicator 2 or very likely any 3d printer: At this time I can not print at a layer thickness of 0,1 mm. I can print very uncertain time the printer will not extrude any more PLA. At a middle quality setting (for instance 0.27mm it is quite easy to print without ...
Last edit: 27.Nov.2012, 20:35h

Makerware 1.03 Update

Today there is new update for Makerware available. Officially the update is only for printing the highest layers a little better but I am able to print in the highest resolution too. Rock on Makerbot Inc.! Get it here!
Last edit: 27.Nov.2012, 20:18h


After a few test I can say (like others did before) that Makerware is not yet ready to be used exclusively. There is for instance a bug which prevents it to print at the highest resolutions... This is a pitty because it really is a better interface and much easier to use than Replicator G, the open ...
Last edit: 24.Nov.2012, 14:12h

First impressions with the Makerbot Replicator 2

The Makerbot Replicator 2 after startup. A working screw with nut. My first experiences with the Makerbot Replicator 2 are mixed. I have produced some nice objects like a screw and a nut (comes with the Replicator 2) and a Plomper) and I can say it is really fun but it can be quite ...