[KwartzLab] 3D Printing at Staples
kpmartin at thinkage.ca
Thu Nov 29 12:16:53 EST 2012
Hmmm. The Wikipedia article sort of implies that each new layer is glued down completely, while what I described only glued down the interior volume of the part. One of the videos at the MCOR site showed a part being extracted from its matrix. You could see how the matrix was sliced into cubes, but it also appeared not to be laminated with glue. Having the matrix laminated could easily lead to trapped sections that cannot be removed.
Is it possible to laser-cut paper without any scorching? And also without cutting another sheet of identical paper immediately under the one being cut? Of course, if the paper is coated with a heat-activated adhesive, the same laser could fuse and cut, depending on power/speed.
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The process is called Laminated Object Manufacturing<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laminated_object_manufacturing> (LOM)
Some example LOM prints can be found on this Solido<http://www.solido3d.com/> SD300 blog: http://mysd300.blogspot.ca
On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM, Kevin Martin <kpmartin at thinkage.ca<mailto:kpmartin at thinkage.ca>> wrote:
...except that the build size depends on the size of sheet you feed it.
It looks more like it can inkjet glue as well as pigment, and it glues the sheet layers together as it builds.
Somehow it also cuts the paper, including cutting the waste into little cubes for easy removal. There is no scorching (e.g. from a laser) so I would guess that it has a knife, just like the one on a vinyl cutter.
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It looks like it takes sheets of paper, and pulps them with PVA. Cheap to print. Interesting to know how much the printer costs....
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