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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:18 PM
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After waiting almost 4.5 months, my Solidoodle 2 has shipped.
I'm very excited and will be able to build all the bits and pieces I always wanted to make for some of my multicopters and even restart my harrier jump jet project as I'll be able to print some nice vectoring nozzles. Well that's the plan anyway...
Any updates Psi?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:48 PM
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Hey Mikey,

Got the printer and it's fun to use. I've made a handful of prototype parts but nothing really useful yet.

I've also printed some parts for a prototype gimbal which will be built soon.

It's certainly not as accurate as some of the SLS gear, but it's great to knock out bits and pieces that only exist in your mind.

Mine prints ABS and I bought some clear, glow blue and fluro colours.

Attached are some images of stuff modelled in SolidWorks

Cheers

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:59 PM
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That looks really cool Matt. At first it looks like the parts are quite low resolution, then you realise the scale that they're in.

What's the goldy coloured material on the base of the machine? Looks like liquid.

I need to come by and check this out some time.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 12:09 AM
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Some cluey person found that Kapton Tape is a great surface for both sticking and releasing the prints easily.



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That looks really cool Matt. At first it looks like the parts are quite low resolution, then you realise the scale that they're in.

What's the goldy coloured material on the base of the machine? Looks like liquid.

I need to come by and check this out some time.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:06 PM
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I've got the replicator2, printed this quadcopter.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:50 PM
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I've got the replicator2, printed this quadcopter.
Well done how is the surface resoloution on finished parts? have you a macro pix ? I can tell from Matt pix that there is a witness but its not to bad.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:35 PM
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You can print at 0.1mm layers.
For what I have printed so far a lot comes down to how good the 3d is modeled in cad software.
You can print in high quality which adds hours on to printing or low quality for quick prints.

This blaster gun came out very fine.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:03 PM
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Is that model Acetone washed?
And is it a single part?

I'd like to get the Replicator 2. Looks good.


Matt

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You can print at 0.1mm layers.
For what I have printed so far a lot comes down to how good the 3d is modeled in cad software.
You can print in high quality which adds hours on to printing or low quality for quick prints.

This blaster gun came out very fine.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:08 PM
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I've got the replicator2, printed this quadcopter.
I just wanted to quote the above for nothing else than to just reflect on how amazing that sentence is, in so many ways...
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:09 PM
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Is that model Acetone washed?
And is it a single part?

I'd like to get the Replicator 2. Looks good.


Matt
That is the finished look, no cleaning.
This was printed in sections and then clips together.
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I just wanted to quote the above for nothing else than to just reflect on how amazing that sentence is, in so many ways...
aint that the truth!, these things are so cool!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 04:03 AM
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Ordered a print head/stepper driver to suit my CNC mill... going to have a go at the 3D printing lark.. What's best to use... ABS or that other stuff?
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:36 AM
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Some interesting development work can be done with these printers, one wich is on my mind is that if you want a part with added strength then electroplating could be considered,or perhaps repeated dipping/coating in a hard epoxy.
some wing rib sets might be usefull also, I seen the complete printed RC plane done by the Britts wich was top effort ,did not like the plane much tho' .
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 04:49 PM
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The parts from ABS are pretty strong as they are. I believe ABS is a little stronger than the PLA.

The weight and strength of the part can be influenced by the number of "Shells" you request that make up the surface of the part, along with the density and pattern of the "infill" of the internal hollow structure.






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Some interesting development work can be done with these printers, one wich is on my mind is that if you want a part with added strength then electroplating could be considered,or perhaps repeated dipping/coating in a hard epoxy.
some wing rib sets might be usefull also, I seen the complete printed RC plane done by the Britts wich was top effort ,did not like the plane much tho' .
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 12:32 AM
use the 4s luke, use the 4s...
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well ive managed to get into the tech class at school so we have access to $200,000 worth of cnc machines. the teacher was telling us about the accuracy and the laser printer is like 2 micrometers or something. we are using auto desk inventor professional. what program do you guys use for the 3d computer models?
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