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 ...
A:M v17.0 (c) is now available. Beside some solved bugs there is a new option to export with a higher resolution when creating polygonal files. Now A:M offeres the resolution settings of 1 polygone per patch, 4 polygones per patch, 16 polygones per patch and now new 32 and 64 polygones per patch.
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 ...