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Print success!

I've got version 2.0 of my 3d printer made, and I've had printing success! I've printed a small wineglass (port glass?) and with a little acetone I managed to make it watertight!

Here's a couple pics of rev 2.0 of the fabber. I'm working on a rev 2.5, but it's mostly cosmetic changes.

I used to use a 4 screw Z platform on rev 1.0, but it was prone to binding. Rev 2.0 has a greatly improved dual screw Z platform that is much stiffer, doesn't bind, and allows much better access.

3-in-1 oil improved the X-Y travel, and as long as I get a good raft, I generally get good builds. I'm thinking a heated platform like the makerbot guys are experimenting with will help a lot, but I have to figure out how to wire it up.



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Dec. 19th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous build-- I love the minimalist z-stage. Any chance of this alternate design making it to Thingiverse?

Oh and I think there's multiple high-power outputs on the 'struder board-- you could build essentially a secondary thermal system with nichrome and another thermistor...
Dec. 19th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, rev 2.5 should go up on Thingiverse. I'm making it builder friendlier, and that's the first rev I won't be embarrassed to post. :) The design is more or less complete. I just have to laser it up, and assemble it while taking lots of pictures for a building tutorial.

Yep, the platform heater will definitely be plugged into the extruder board, with thermistor. It just takes interesting wiring, and I need to buy more nichrome wire.
Dec. 19th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Oooh, awesome.

I'm assuming that while you could drink out of that glass, you wouldn't want to. I mean, yum, acetone.
Dec. 19th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
It's getting a lot of washing first.
Dec. 20th, 2009 09:42 am (UTC)
ABS is probably dishwasher-safe!

Glad the acetone trick worked out };>. I promise I'll have test-fractals for you eventually. I've just been snowed under by end-of-term stuff =^.^=.

Dec. 19th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Kick ass!
Dec. 19th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
What are you building these things out of?

This is amazing work!
Dec. 19th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Black ABS plastic.
Dec. 20th, 2009 08:35 am (UTC)
Well, the fabber itself is made from 1/8" particle hardboard and 0.2" Acrylic sheet from Home Depot. Plus two 5/16" threaded rods (12" long), four 608 bearings, four 3/8" stainless steel rods (12" long) three XL style timing belts, nine XL style timing belt pulleys, some electronics and an plastruder kit from Makerbot.com, and a few dozen nuts and bolts. And one standard ATX computer power supply.
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