G-code G-code is the common name for the most widely used numerical control (NC) programming language, which has many implementations. Used mainly in automation, it is part of computer-aided engineering. G-code is sometimes called G programming language. Implementations
PrusaBuildNotesBraino Summary: To catch my build notes for my Prusa Build Autumn 2011. Unfortunately, this is a chronological log, and I did not find out necessary information till later in a couple cases. If you get stuck in your build, there may be relevant info further down the page. I will try to get somebody to organize the information better on the next build.
Extreme Redesign, 3D Printing & Product Design Competition Winners announced for the 2015 Challenge Want to participate in the next challenge? Middle school, high school and college-level students worldwide: Send us your best design in the form of an STL file, and tell us why your design improves on the existing engineering solution or why it’s a great original or redesigned work of art or architecture. The Portable Open Source 3D Printer You will find the software required for Tanillus here regardless of your operating system. And it's all opensource so you will never be charged for it. But you may think about donating to them for their hard work. Slicing software The recommended slicing software for use with Tantillus is Kisslicer. Kisslicer is simple to use, extremely quick and produces high quality prints.
STL (file format) Example of STL vs CAD format STL (STereoLithography) is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software created by 3D Systems. STL is also known as Standard Tessellation Language. This file format is supported by many other software packages; it is widely used for rapid prototyping and computer-aided manufacturing. STL files describe only the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object without any representation of color, texture or other common CAD model attributes.
Breadboard Sanguino - Sanguino.cc Okay, so you want a Sanguino but Zach's Sanguino is too expensive ;-> Or too red ;-> Or you just have to have it NOW ;-> And you just used up the last of your solder so a strip board is out. What are you to do … bread board Sanguino. Of course, nothing in life is free. Engineering Construction Set Welcome to Maker Studio, our collection of open ended construction sets designed by engineers for budding engineers. Our concept is to empower you (and your kid) to more easily build your own custom designed machines to perform engineering tasks that you define. Commercial versions of these kits sell in toy stores for $20. Here on thingiverse we are giving away our plans, instructions and assembly diagrams for free. Our inventors have already started to add custom new parts you can print. We believe in this vision - and we're thrilled to share these ideas with the thingiverse community.
Sculptris Focus as an artist on pure creativity Enter Sculptris, a fun and engaging way to start off your digital sculpting journey! If you're new to the world of digital sculpting, Sculptris is the ideal ground on which to get started. If on the other hand you're experienced in CG, we offer you ZBrush. With our award-winning software, ZBrush, released more than a decade ago, Pixologic, makers of ZBrush and Sculptris, has become recognized for bringing ground-breaking innovations into the world of digital art. Tantillus portable opensource 3D printer now on Indiegogo May 16, 2012 Earlier in February we reported the portable Tantillus 3D printer which was ready for beta testing. Named "Tantillus"(Latin for "so little, so small"), it has a fully self-printed case, and can print all of its own parts. Developed by inventor Brad (aka Sublime), this portable 3D printer is fully compact. Brad is starting his crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo and releasing a limited number of Tantillus units.
STL 2.0 May Replace Old, Limited File Format Since soon after it was developed, people in the rapid prototyping field have talked about replacing the industry-standard STL file format. Yet it has endured for 22 years. Still, the pressure for change builds. Sanguinololu Setup According to the supplier "Think3DPrint3D", my electronics was already flashed with Sprinter by Kliment and they user Kliment's Printrun/Pronterface to control it all, so after connecting it should just run. Great!!! I went ahead and installed the pre-compiled version of Pronterface. When that didn't work I moved on to the latest version from GitHub (linked above). Intro to DIY filament extrusion Nowadays one of the biggest drawbacks in 3D printing is the relative high cost of filament, i.e. the 3D printer (thermo-)plastic, the “consumable” for your 3D printer. Prices for 3D printers have been continuously dropping, but filament prices did not really follow the same path. Agreed, filament availability is far better than 2 or 3 years ago, as are color choices. Even the materials for 3D printing are becoming more and more varied and readily available.
An Open Source Laser Sintering 3D Printer Additive rapid prototyping in plastic materials is becoming quite accessible to home and hobby users. If you’re a hobbyist on a typical budget wanting to rapid prototype in metal, however, you’re limited to subtractive methods, i.e. CNC machine tools like mills and lathes, and even those are not exactly “cheap.” fabbers.com > The StL Format: Standard Data Format for Fabbers Reprinted from Section 6.5 ofAutomated Fabrication by Marshall Burns, Ph.D.Used with permission. Technical source:StereoLithography Interface Specification, 3D Systems, Inc., October 1989 An StL file consists of a list of facet data. Each facet is uniquely identified by a unit normal (a line perpendicular to the triangle and with a length of 1.0) and by three vertices (corners). The normal and each vertex are specified by three coordinates each, so there is a total of 12 numbers stored for each facet.