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Old Dec 08, 2012, 07:48 AM
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3D Printer( It's ALIVE!!!) Video proof!

As some of you know by my recent for sale threads I just unloaded my TBS disco and custom Ground Station along with some other items to fund a 3D printer. Well everything sold and I ordered the kit. My love of building and designing along with the cold weather ahead has shifted my focus in this wonderful hobby. I hope to further assist my fellow multi addicts with some new designs and hopefully another affordable gimbal. I ordered the kit and will be picking it up Thursday. I will update this blog with pictures and a build log of my progress. A special thanks goes out to MrDus for reminding me how much I've wanted a printer as well as the users who bought my quad and GS. Stay tuned...
This is what it should look like when its done
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Just went and picked up my kit. My boss was kind enough to let me leave work for 2 hours and drive to Deleware an pick it up. I met the owner of the company and watched one of his printers print. This kit seems to be the highest quality at the lowest price I've seen. You can obviously save some money by sourcing the parts yourself but I wanted everything I would need so I could start the build immediately. I also found out when I got there that he has preloaded an sd card with the software and the calibration files which will save me loads of time once it's completed. I'm very satisfied so far with the service they have provided.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 04:18 PM
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It's looking good so far man.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 05:06 PM
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Finished!!(The build at least)

Now I need to get my bed level. There were a few hangups, the assembly videos that were made for the kit were a bit off as I had received some newer parts. After flipping some of the motor connectors and figuring out where the end stop connections were I'm now able to "home" all three axis. It will extrude but all i have is abs until the other 3 rolls arrive. I tried a test print but the abs just curls and never gets stuck to the bed. I'm sure this is because the bed is not level and my temps aren't dialed in yet. All in all I'm very satisfied with the kit. Now I just have to get it to print!!!
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:48 AM
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Who manufactures the kit???
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:56 AM
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 01:38 PM
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Nice looking setup. I just got the Replicator 2. Figured I'd bring our PM discussion over here :-)
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Nice looking setup. I just got the Replicator 2. Figured I'd bring our PM discussion over here :-)
Thanks, like I said I really hope PLA is the answer. I looked at the one you have (replicator 2) but I didn't want to wait 8 weeks and I love to build so I went with the kit.
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Thanks, like I said I really hope PLA is the answer. I looked at the one you have (replicator 2) but I didn't want to wait 8 weeks and I love to build so I went with the kit.
Ya I actually got mine because the Canadian supplier actually had stock. Every other one I looked at was 4-6+ weeks to get.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 04:09 PM
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It's PRINTING!!!!!!!
3D Printer MendelMax First successful print (PLA) (2 min 57 sec)
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:20 AM
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Now you not only printing t-shirt ! i love it ! is it complicated to operate the software? i will love to have one machine to build all kind of stuff for fun !
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:23 AM
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Software is not complicated at all. The 3d design software isn't that easy but once the design is done the 3d printing program slices the file into layers and then sends the commands to the printer.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:43 AM
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Software is not complicated at all. The 3d design software isn't that easy but once the design is done the 3d printing program slices the file into layers and then sends the commands to the printer.
i have i liitle bit of knowledge with computer and software , when you purchase the machine do you need to buy the design software ?
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:54 AM
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The kit only comes with the hardware but the controller board is preloaded with the software needed to run the machine. All of the computer software I downloaded. The 3D design software I have is not free but they do have free software available. Try Blender for 3d design.
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