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Re: Handheld 3D Printing Pens
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2014, 05:50:04 PM »
If I’m not mistaken, this 3D printing pen works with ABS or PLA material. I’m not just quite sure if other filament such as this http://www.3d2print.net/shop/3d-printer-filament/elastic-filament/ is suitable for this tool. It’s very handy than a desktop 3D printer machine. And not bad, it’s very affordable at only £99.99.
Do you own one? If you do, please show some pics of what you have made using the device :) Would be great to hear some genuine first hand experience :)

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Re: 3D Printers & Printer Pens
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2015, 10:49:44 PM »
An interesting developement in 3D Printing technology.

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/terminator-style-3d-printer-materializes-objects-pools-liquid

Its claimed to be both faster, and precise, meaning higher detailed models faster than standard 3d Printing Technology. It uses a liquid solution, light and air. Oh, and was inspired from Terminator 2, so there is that.

Depending on the initial costs for purchasing the tech, this could be a game changer for third-party parts makers like Zealot.

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For the sake of keeping the forum a bit tidier, I've merged the 3D Printer Pen thread into the Printer & Pen thread.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2015, 11:00:47 PM by Narric »

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Re: 3D Printers & Printer Pens
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2015, 12:45:03 AM »
It's essentially a much faster version of processes used in printers like the form 1: http://formlabs.com/products/form-1-plus/

They are very good at high detail though for me the resins lack structural integrity and can cost quite a lot.

Me and my prusa have been getting along very well though! :)


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Re: 3D Printers & Printer Pens
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2015, 09:09:20 AM »
An interesting developement in 3D Printing technology.

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/terminator-style-3d-printer-materializes-objects-pools-liquid

Its claimed to be both faster, and precise, meaning higher detailed models faster than standard 3d Printing Technology. It uses a liquid solution, light and air. Oh, and was inspired from Terminator 2, so there is that.

That's awesome. Thanks for the link. :D Its almost identicle to DLP technology (which they seem to forget to compare to or mention on their website anywhere ::)) but having no release cycle for each layer is a big bonus, as that's the problem that causes failed prints. Speed is good, as im waiting 48 hours for some prints on high resolution now.

They say it can do 20um (not sure what axis, all axis?) i doubt the XY axis with trying to control the placement of oxygen. But have subscribed to that, and if it looks good, will likely trade in my B9 DLP printer for it!

Only problem is the "oxygen permeable" coating is likely PDMS silicone which is used in my DLP printer at the moment, this degrades after a handful of prints, so will have to watch that.

Nice one Unholy! Hows are the prints looking? I need a spool holder like that still for the Printrbot Metal :( What made you pick this over the printerbot metal?

I have three running at Zealot, one is the Solidscape 3ZPro, does layers down to 6 microns with a 22micron printhead. Expensive, slow, expensive material, fragile parts made from wax. But detail is the best available.



Other is the B9C HD 1.2 which is fast, decent detail. I just persuaded some other guys like MaxiMini and Anvil Industry to buy a B9, since its cheap for the high quality you get.



Other one is the Printrbot metal, which im thinking of selling, since i hardly ever get anything to print on it.


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Re: 3D Printers & Printer Pens
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2015, 10:59:58 AM »
Wow that's some nice printing setup :D

I went for the prusa over the simple metal as it has a more ridgid build and far better options to expand. People have difficulty taking printr bots to printing ABS even whereas prusa are routinely taken up to polycarbonate and nylon printing which are two pretty good materials for what I want to do. :) Just need to upgrade my print head (about £40) and I can use them. The more ridgid build improves the speed I can print at while maintaining quality prints. Plus I now have an 8" build area which while in my rnomal running isn't needed (5" cubed max for 90% of my prints) the option is nice. My printer actually is being used by a friend to spawn another (It's wierd to think of a 3D printer having a family tree but repraps have a very log one!).

This one was also cheaper, of course it's been a PITA at times but I always wrangle it back round. More functional than form printing, now prepare for some picture bombs!

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Yeah I print a lot of robots. :P They have to be tough though hence the desire for better materials, here's how brutal it can get:
https://youtu.be/ra9JjY45TKI?t=2h37m25s
(If you're wondering why I ignored the call to stop, I'm not mean. A spectator called it not the opponent (meaning it isn't a valid forfeit).)


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Re: 3D Printers & Printer Pens
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2015, 11:48:06 AM »
Lol you destroyed them! Great video :D now i want to try xD

Sounds like your application is definitely strength, stuff i make shatters if you drop it! :P
Check these maybe? http://www.proto-pasta.com/shop/ if you approaching a weight limit
http://www.proto-pasta.com/shop/



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Re: 3D Printers & Printer Pens
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2015, 12:32:32 PM »
I envy you both for having 3D Printers :P

That fight seemed brutal. Is your bot seriously the same weight as the oother two? It seemed like two humans fighting a giant in skyrim with only shields :P

If I had the funds and space Thantos, I'd ask how much you're selling your PrintrBot for. I've been eyeing up the new ones from the producer for a while now.

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Re: 3D Printers & Printer Pens
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2015, 01:24:03 PM »
Yeah those are the sorts of things I'm looking at. I offset most of my cost of printing by printing robots for other people and made a (tiny) business out of it. Though I'm branching out rapidly! :D One of my main products (I guess) is silicone moulded wheels giving robots more push. Made the moulds hubs and everything on my printer.

Those two robots I was fighting weight the same together (2 75g robots) vs 1 150g robot. They would have stood a chance if my robot (HSOD) hadn't broken the white one so early, it impacted the faceplate of the gearbox into the gearing stopping it dead. :P

My printer cost me about £500 for it, some components to make a heated bed and a couple rolls of filament. It's effective cost to date is minus several thousand the amount of money I've saved buying my own!


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Re: 3D Printers & Printer Pens
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2015, 01:30:59 PM »
Well if it tempts you, i can do the assembled printrbot for £450 including a full KG of PLA which is £20 or something.
http://robosavvy.com/store/3d-printing/3d-printers/printrbot/printrbot-3d-printer-simple-metal-black-pre-assembled.html

If not, will go on ebay later.

Sounds good UH! Always a good day when an asset pays for itself! Post a thread of ur fighting vids! These remind of being 7 and watching Robot Wars on TV again :D The Razer team lived down the road from me xD


 

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