[KwartzLab] 3D printers: recommendations?
cbruner at quadro.net
Wed May 16 13:00:28 EDT 2012
Yup, but this one isn't open source.
On 5/16/2012 12:23 PM, Jeff Schmidt wrote:
> Along the same lines is this one:
> It is also a uv-curing system and it has fantastic resolution.
> - Jeff
> Sent from my iPod
> On May 16, 2012, at 11:06 AM, Chris Bruner <cbruner at quadro.net
> <mailto:cbruner at quadro.net>> wrote:
>> The B9Creator looks interesting.
>> Hacked Gadgets has an article on them.
>> Resolutions in the x/y plane (horizontal) of 50 to 100 microns are
>> possible by adjustment of the projector's position and focus.
>> Resolutions in the z (vertical) build axis from 100 to less than 10
>> microns are possible via software selection. Using higher
>> resolutions in the z-axis may result in slower build rates. We
>> suggest using the same z axis resolution as the x/y plane.
>> At the 100 micron x/y pixels setting, the build area is 102.4 mm
>> (4.03?) x 76.8 mm (3.02?) x 203.2 mm (8.0?).
>> At the 50 micron x/y pixels setting, the build area is 51.2 mm
>> (2.02?) x 38.4 mm (1.52?) x 203.2 mm (8.0?).
>> 100 microns = 0.1 mm = 0.00394?
>> On 5/15/2012 4:24 PM, Tomasz Dysinski wrote:
>>> Hey guys,
>>> I'm a bit of a lurker, but I thought I would inquire about 3D
>>> printers. My office in Toronto (Jam3) has been getting into
>>> installations and hardware, and during our last hack-day, while I
>>> was hacksawing and drilling aluminum to create a cradle for an
>>> arduino project, it dawned on me that we need a 3D printer. The
>>> makerbot replicator with dual heads looks tantalizing. Does anyone
>>> on this list have experience with this make/model? Is there another
>>> make/model that you would recommend for an office, for ease of use,
>>> precision, and good value?
>>> The ones we've been considering:
>>> Sidenote: I figure we can print a batch of Mendel parts (of which I
>>> am a huge fan) as soon as we get any one machine first as I'd love
>>> to have one at home.
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>>> Discuss at kwartzlab.ca
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