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RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. RepRap takes the form of a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects. Since many parts of RepRap are made from plastic and RepRap prints those parts, RepRap self-replicates by making a kit of itself - a kit that anyone can assemble given time and materials. It also means that - if you've got a RepRap - you can print lots of useful stuff, and you can print another RepRap for a friend... RepRap is about making self-replicating machines, and making them freely available for the benefit of everyone. We are using 3D printing to do this, but if you have other technologies that can copy themselves and that can be made freely available to all, then this is the place for you too. is a community project, which means you are welcome to edit most pages on this site, or better yet, create new pages of your own. RepRap was voted the most significant 3D-printed object in 2017.

A Prusa Mendel Inspired RepStrap by open3dp The Clonedel RepStrap was inspired by the Prusa Mendel (see the related article). It came about due to necessity of students wanting to build RepRap style machines faster than we could 3D print them. Rapid prototyping 3D model slicing 'Rapid prototyping' is a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data.[1][2] Construction of the part or assembly is usually done using 3D printing or "additive layer manufacturing" technology.[3] The first methods for rapid prototyping became available in the late 1980s and were used to produce models and prototype parts. Today, they are used for a wide range of applications[4] and are used to manufacture production-quality parts in relatively small numbers if desired without the typical unfavorable short-run economics. This economy has encouraged online service bureaus. Historical surveys of RP technology[2] start with discussions of simulacra production techniques used by 19th-century sculptors.

StepStick Please note: StepStick has 0.2 ohm sense resistors instead of Pololu stepper driver boards 0.05 ohm. This limits the current to 1A. See Notes on building for more info. 3D Printing: Bringing Fantasy to Reality Times are changing and with time definitions of needs are also changing. There were times when necessities were few, with all other things falling into the comfort or luxury zone. With technological advancements and easy availability many luxury items have shifted into the necessary and comfort zone. Take for example 3D printing technology. You see an object on screen and with the help of a 3D printer you can get the very same object without having to purchase it. It is true that 3D printers are not yet that popular but at the rate at which they are growing, it will not be long before every household also owns a piece.

Sanguinololu Sanguinololu Release status: working Introduction Sanguinololu is a low-cost all-in-one electronics solution for Reprap and other CNC devices. Additive manufacturing An ORDbot Quantum 3D printer. 3D printing or additive manufacturing[1] is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes.[2] 3D printing is also considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling (subtractive processes). A 3D printer is a limited type of industrial robot that is capable of carrying out an additive process under computer control. The 3D printing technology is used for both prototyping and distributed manufacturing with applications in architecture, construction (AEC), industrial design, automotive, aerospace, military, engineering, dental and medical industries, biotech (human tissue replacement), fashion, footwear, jewelry, eyewear, education, geographic information systems, food, and many other fields.

A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier Overview This product is a carrier board or breakout board for Allegro’s A4988 DMOS Microstepping Driver with Translator and Overcurrent Protection; we therefore recommend careful reading of the A4988 datasheet (1MB pdf) before using this product. This stepper motor driver lets you control one bipolar stepper motor at up to 2 A output current per coil (see the Power Dissipation Considerations section below for more information). Here are some of the driver’s key features: This product ships with all surface-mount components—including the A4988 driver IC—installed as shown in the product picture. This product ships individually packaged with 0.1″ male header pins included but not soldered in; we also carry a version with male header pins already soldered in.

3D printing – An ‘Industrial Revolution in the Digital Age’? LONDON – As the fondue pots are cleared away, a sudden buzz ripples through the crowd packed into Val d’Isere’s Sur La Montagne restaurant. The room is heaving with 40 or so hard-living internet entrepreneurs and VCs here for a weekend of power-networking, skiing and après-ski partying — but all at once it’s a polished steel bracelet chain and a 2cm polyamide nylon sculpture that have captured the restaurant’s attention. Designed on computer screens and then built layer by layer in industrial 3D printing machines, these intricate trinkets are eliciting all the head-turning excitement of a Maserati roaring along La Croisette during the Cannes Film Festival. Lisa Harouni, whose company Digital Forming is bringing 3D printing to high-street fashion brands and consumer product designers, has just convinced even the most skeptical investors here that something transformative is about to happen to the whole business of making things.

RAMPS DIY Kit This is the do it yourself kit and includes all electronic components, wiring & the PCB needed to assemble RAMPS yourself. The PCB is available completely DIY, or with SMT components pre-soldered. RAMPS - RepRap Arduino Mega Pololu Shield board. This is version 1.4 of our shield, designed to drive a RepRap from an Arduino Mega. It uses Pololu Stepper Drivers delivering up to 1/16 microstepping.

'Fabbers' could launch a revolution Lindsay France/University Photography Hod Lipson, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, right, and engineering graduate student Evan Malone work with a Fab@Home machine in the Computational Synthesis Lab in Upson Hall Feb. 22. On the stage is a Lego tire duplicated by the Fab@Home. RAMPS Pre-Assembled Kit This is RAMPS pre-assembled where you will receive all electronic components securely soldered to the PCB, ready for use & your choice of endstop wires. We also include loose a 4-pin pluggable terminal block, a 24 pin header & a loose 2nd Diode. We do not solder this diode in case you use a power supply larger than 12V.