[KwartzLab] 0.1mm resolution 3D printing on the PrintrBot
doug at moens.org
Mon Apr 30 13:19:45 EDT 2012
The recommended printrbot software is Pronterface for the user
interface, plus Slic3r to generate gcode. Slic3r is said to be faster
than Skeinforge (which also works). The firmware is Sprinter, although
people are migrating to Marlin.
This software is the latest hotness. It isn't compatible with the
Kwartzlab reprap electronics, which is now multiple generations out of
date. It looks like there is going to be a large printrbot community,
which is good news in terms of keeping up to date with the best
available toolchain software.
On 30 April 2012 12:20, Eric Gerlach <eric+kwartzlab at gerlach.ca> wrote:
> Oh my goodness, that resolution is amazing. How's the toolchain for
> this printer?
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 10:07 AM, Karl Williams <karlw at thinkbotics.com> wrote:
>> I can do 0.1 mm on my reprap at home but those prints take a long time. I
>> typically print the layers at .23 but skeinforge has a 'skin' function
>> that will print the outer skin at half of your layer thickness (0.115 for
>> my setting) so you still get the smooth surface and a quicker print time.
>> I'll put some money into getting a printrbot for the lab if others want to
>> do that too.
>>> Here are some photos and discussion of high resolution (100 micron)
>>> printrbot prints by regular users who have purchased the kit.
>>> The print quality is much higher than we have managed to get out of
>>> the reprap, with far less effort and tuning. These kits are very
>>> cheap. $550 for a 6"x6"x6" print volume, or $700 for an 8"x8"x8" print
>>> volume. And they are much easier to assemble: a few hours for one
>>> person. It's a much simpler design, and the printhead and electronics
>>> are preassembled.
>>> I'd like to get one of these into the lab.
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