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Printing in black

<Palpatine>Now witness the power of this fully Armed and Operational battle 'struder!</Palpatine>

Click here for video of running extruder

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yasha_taur
Oct. 23rd, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
Damn, it not only works, but also looks darn sexy! :-)
inaki
Oct. 23rd, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
I reaaally need to get by the shop more often! (and not just to pick up my table and chairs ;>)
doodlesthegreat
Oct. 23rd, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
Belated natal anniversary felicitations, batty!
smack_jackal
Oct. 23rd, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
But do you have a teapot?
cjthomas
Oct. 23rd, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
How thick are the lines/layers being laid down, and what's the line pitch? (It's hard to tell scale from the video.)

Still plotting test-objects and test-fractals, but it's a backburner project for now. I'm also going to have to research the utilities MakerBot uses to turn STL into scanned lines, as some of my test-objects would work better if I could specify them directly as tracks rather than as volumes to be rasterized.

-Deuce
krin_o_o_
Oct. 24th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
I wonder ... If you adjust the heating element right....
Could you extrude models from licorice whips? Or string cheese?

- krin
cjthomas
Oct. 24th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
The extruder feed wasn't set up in a way that lent itself to string cheese, if memory serves, but licorice, hard caramel, and similar might be compatible with it. The nozzle has a carefully-controlled temperature, and candy temperatures are within its range. I second the request for tests! };>
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