The new 3We Xmas calendar is now available.
Funny commercials and some other nice videos will hopefully help you to get through the rough prexmas time. Of course Animation:Maser v17 had its influences here too ;)
3We Adventskalender 2012
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.
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 ...
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!
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 ...
The printers have been a great tool for both study and pretensation of ideas. Its fast and simple to model the shell of your form and in an hour or two you have something tangible to examine. We used the printer to try out several different ideas for tower forms and skin treatments, allowing us to easily switch them out in our base model.
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 ...