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Last edit: 24.Dec.2012, 02:32h

Merry Christmas 2012

We are all still here and the world is more or less the same as before... Because of that I am very happy that I am able to wish you all: Merry Christmas! And since 3d prints are a part of this blog, I have a print which fits well into the time of the year. To make it short: All the best and ...
 
Last edit: 13.Dec.2012, 22:17h

Spools from Plastic2Print

After receiving my PLA-spools from Plastic2Print there is one good and one bad thing about them: The good thing is, that the plastic is of a very nice quality and my Replicator 2 can print with it very nicely. The bad thing: They dont fit on the spool holder of the Replicator 2. But there ...
 
Last edit: 11.Dec.2012, 23:42h

After the first PLA spool

With these my first 500g PLA-spools is gone. Here some examples what I printed till now. All together these are about 250g and the 250g left were used to try things out or for failed prints.
 
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

Layer-Thickness

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 ...
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