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Reprap development and further adventures in DIY 3D printing

Reprap development and further adventures in DIY 3D printing
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A Simple, Low-Cost Conductive Composite Material for 3D Printing of Electronic Sensors 3D printing technology can produce complex objects directly from computer aided digital designs. The technology has traditionally been used by large companies to produce fit and form concept prototypes (‘rapid prototyping’) before production. In recent years however there has been a move to adopt the technology as full-scale manufacturing solution. Figures Citation: Leigh SJ, Bradley RJ, Purssell CP, Billson DR, Hutchins DA (2012) A Simple, Low-Cost Conductive Composite Material for 3D Printing of Electronic Sensors. Editor: Jeongmin Hong, Florida International University, United States of America Received: August 23, 2012; Accepted: October 11, 2012; Published: November 21, 2012 Copyright: © 2012 Leigh et al. Funding: This work was funded by the EPSRC project: Novel 3D Printing Technologies for Maximising Industrial Impact (Subproject # 30821) and by the EPSRC UK Research Centre In Nondestructive Evaluation. Introduction Results and Discussion Material Formulation and Testing Figure 1.

Jed Malitz V2 Glass Sculptures iRapid - A new 3D printer built with “rack and pinion” concept April 19, 2012 iRapid, a new 3D printer made by in Germany is ready to hit the market. iRapid is a complete assembled 3D printer, one of the first fully assembled 3D printers in Europe. iRapid is built with a brand new and unique "rack and pinion" concept that uses no belts and thread rod. This design keeps the machine neat and very easy to build. According to, this is a pending patent in Germany and Europe and when it is successful they will apply for an international patent. Unlike any other in it's price range, iRapid has a rigid aluminum frame and a reliable gear rack solution. Some critical technical data of iRapid 3D printer listed in the website are: The iRapid is expected to be on the market latest in three month time at a price tag of approx. 999 Euros (excluding taxes). Watch the video below the printing test of iRapid: Thanks Rainer for the tip! Photo credit/source:

Enable Auto Leveling for your 3D Printer with an inductive sensor (Marlin Firmware) The auto-leveling sensor will be replacing your 3D printers z-end stop on your control board. You won't need the old z-stop because your sensor will be probing the bed for it's z-position. Make sure your sensor has a detecting distance of at least 4mm. In reality, this might be lower depending on the sensing material. Your sensor should be mounted close to the nozzle and able to reach near the corners of your print bed when mounted. The sensor mentioned in this indestructible has an LED that turns on when triggered. For the mount, 123D design is perfect designing simple objects like this and of course, Wiring the LJ12A3-4-Z/BY Inductive Proximity Sensor: 1) Locate and disconnect the z-probe from your control board. 2) Connect the output voltage wire (labeled V-out [brown] in this case) to the S signal input on the same row of 3 pins your old z-end stop was connected. 5) Test the sensor on some metal, aluminum, copper, etc. Next step: Firmware Setup -->

Lasersaur build - SolidStateDepot From SolidStateDepot Lasersaur This page is here to document the rough pricing of they diy laser cutter called the lasersaur. More info is available at the nortd labs lasersaur page [1] Our goal is to bring the total price down as low as possible. Straight from the bill of materials the price is ~$4600. I believe we can get it down to around $2k without too much ebaying. Big fish These items look grossly overpriced on the BOM[2] water chiller - $400 Some people seem to run 40w tubes without cooling. Smaller savings There is probably some savings to be had by price checking locally whenever possible to avoid shipping and handling fees. Added costs There are some things we will need to look into purchasing that are not on the list. IR blocking goggles exhaust fan and tubing fire extinguisher possibly air assist compressor? To do Continue squeezing the price down.

Конструктор для сборки сотового телефона 26 марта 2013 в 11:31 Если вам нравится возиться с контактами Arduino, то понравится и новый конструктор от инженеров Массачусетского технологического института. Это набор для самостоятельной сборки мобильного телефона. Аппарат работает с SIM-картами любого оператора сотовой связи. К тому же, конструктор совместим со стандартными деталями, так что вы можете настроить его на нужные задачи. Проект разрабатывается уже почти год, за развитием можно следить в фотоальбоме автора. Есть и другие варианты: например, стильный деревянный корпус. Естественно, 3D-модель корпуса, клавиатуры и других деталей будет выложена в открытый доступ для распечатки всеми желающими, так же как сейчас опубликован дизайн печатной платы и исходный код прошивки. Только зарегистрированные пользователи могут оставлять комментарии.

3D Printer, 4th Generation Shipping Time: SHIPPING WITHIN 2 WEEKS! Now with an all-new extruder! The Solidoodle 4 is our latest generation printer. With a new extruder, concealed components, and thumbwheel calibrations, it’s our easiest printer yet! Standard Features: • Creates plastic parts up to 8" x 8" x 8" • Uses 1.75mm plastic filament (ABS/PLA) • Heated Build Platform • Resolution up to .1mm • 13.5" x 14" x 15" case footprint (L x W x H) • Internal Steel frame • Powder coated steel enclosure • Easy-open lid for quick access• Internal case fan with air filter to vent build chamber• Electronics mounted internally and thermally isolated from build chamber• Thumbwheel calibration of platform height - no wrench required (Z-tab)• Easy snap-in filament spool holder • Fully Assembled & Tested What's in the box? Precision: • Able to print at .4mm, .3mm, .2mm, and .1mm resolution

Fabbster Personal 3D Printer 3D-printing for everybody 3D Printer Frame Design | Dabbletron There are a few very good reasons why building 3D printer frames using laser cutting and CNC cutting is so popular. First, this type of construction is very inexpensive. The material most commonly used for computer-cut 3D printer frames is MDF or plywood, both of which are very cheap. Second, designing laser cut panels is extremely easy and does not require specialized software as the design work is basically done in two dimensions. Third, building frames from computer-cut panels offers easy construction while also offering a fairly good-looking (but still mostly appealing to hobbyists) finished product. Last, and this item may be one of the most important benefits on the list, the barriers to entry for making 3D printers with laser-cut or CNC-cut panels is very low. But, building 3D printer frames from laser-cut CNC-cut panels has its drawbacks as well. Metal Framing and Injection Molding

Open Book on "Low-cost 3D Printing for Science, Education and Sustainable Development" Low-cost, three-dimensional (3D) desktop printing, although still in its infancy, is rapidly maturing, with seemingly unlimited potential. The hope is that this cutting-edge 3D technology will open new dimensions to science and education, and will make a marked impact in developing countries. This book gives a reasonable, first overview of current research on 3D printing. It aims to inspire curiosity and understanding in young scholars and new generations of scientists to motivate them to start building up their own 3D printing experiences and to explore the huge potential this technology provides –with the final goal of putting learning literally in their hands. Download the PDF (Low-resolution, 10MB) Download the PDF (High-resolution, 150MB) Download the ePub (black & white, 13MB) Download the mobi (black & white, 24MB) Converted to ePub and mobi by Marco Rainone. Download the ePub (full color, 15MB) Download the mobi (full color, 28MB) Converted to ePub and mobi by Marco Rainone.

Лаборатории с 3D-принтерами или будущие фабрики оружия III Мировой Войны Только что вышла книга «Постиндустриальный переход и мировая война» в которой детально расписаны многие вещи, буквально рвущие наши шаблонные представления об экономике и вооружении наступающей эпохи. В книге описывается социальная, экономическая и военная структура общества. Мое внимание привлекло описание новой реальности, сформированной технологией 3D-печати. Цитирую: «Чтобы понять структуру предстоящих вызовов, я немного вернусь в сферу производства, потому что надо понимать что военные технологии есть следствие производственной технологии, и военная организация есть следствие производственной организации…» Нельзя не согласиться с этим утверждением. «Что такое 3д-принтер? На хабре уже печатали статью о социальных и экономических сдвигах возникающих в новой экономики, где основа производства – 3D принтеры. Автор книги «Постиндустриальный переход и мировая война» идет дальше и дает не только социальный и экономический анализ. Что это означает на практике?