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Getting Started with 3D Design 3D Design Software 101 While MakerBot operators are more than happy to print the tens of thousands of incredible objects posted to Thingiverse, eventually many want to get started designing models of their own. Your mission: to create a solid, manifold (watertight) STL-formatted file for importing into MakerWare or ReplicatorG.

Introducing the Kühling&Kühling RepRap Industrial We are excited to be able to finally publish first details on our new RepRap design after a full year of development. As we mentioned earlier we went the extra mile and started from scratch instead of modifying an existing design in order to incorporate all features we desired. This is a true RepRap.

RUG/Sweden Projektet är härmed igång och vi har som mål att bygga och förbättra en Mendel alternativt Rapman. Målet är att studera designmässiga förbättringar av en extruder. Frågan är: -Kan en Reprap fås att skriva så exakt och med så många materialvariationer att den blir 100% Reprap? Getting Started With Slic3r So you have a 3D printer and a 3D file, but now what? Well, you have to slice it up into layers and create a .GCODE file, which you’ll then send to your 3D printer. There are many options for slicing parts in preparation for 3D printing, but Slic3r’s nice because it’s open source, free to use, relatively quick, and extremely customizable. I’ll describe how each of the many settings relates to the actions of your 3D printer, and how to correctly adjust them to optimize your machine for your application.

Mechanical Design for 3D Printing - The Adventures of Eiki Martinson There's a great deal of hype surrounding the technology of additive manufacturing or 3D printing just now. I'm sure my audience has heard things like “It'll make whatever you can imagine”, to which the appropriate answer is, after Han Solo, “I don't know, I can imagine quite a bit.” In truth, like any manufacturing technique, 3D printing is ideal for some things, marginal for others, and completely unworkable for a few; but with a bit of knowledge about the limitations of your particular additive process and some clever workarounds, you can expand the capabilities of the machine and avoid the inevitable hype hangover. Here I've collected a few modest contributions to that: some common mechanical components and structural features that hopefully will be of use to your 3D printing projects.

0120059504 Abstract A conveyor or other transport mechanism is provided to support multiple, sequential builds from a three-dimensional fabrication machine. The conveyor may be heated/cooled, coated, or otherwise treated to assist in adhesion during a build, as well as removal of objects after a build. Each fabricated object may be automatically removed from the conveyor as the conveyor moves in order to restore a buildable surface for fabrication of additional objects. Related U.S. Patent Documents

RC Quadrotor Helicopter This project is a RC quadrotor helicopter (quadrocopter, quadcopter, quadricopter, etc). It's a RC helicopter that uses 4 rotors. Watch it in 720p You need some pre-requisite skills: Surface Finish Calibration Test Shape by whpthomas print, review, tweak, calibrate... ReplicatorG Profiles I have included my best Replicator 2 profiles for 0.1 and 0.2 mm layer heights in ReplicatorG. Cartesio Cartesio V0.5 Release status: working Cartesio is a professional grade 3D printer. 0120059503 Abstract A conveyor or other transport mechanism is provided to support multiple, sequential builds from a three-dimensional fabrication machine. The conveyor may be heated/cooled, coated, or otherwise treated to assist in adhesion during a build, as well as removal of objects after a build. Each fabricated object may be automatically removed from the conveyor as the conveyor moves in order to restore a buildable surface for fabrication of additional objects. Related U.S.

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