A special thanks to our friends over at the Het Nieuwe Instituut over in the Netherlands. They prompted us to pull out the frostruder, calibrate the machine and come up with some new recipes for open source cookie baking.  Details about the show can be found below.   Exhibition PLASTIC, Promises of a Home-made Future At Het Nieuwe Instituut […]

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Eamon McQuaide on December 17, 2014

As the complexity of the part increased from our initial support design study : http://open3dp.me.washington.edu/2014/12/diy-support-study1/, the support we originally made was no longer suitable for use, as it would get trapped within the lattice structure we created, and be impossible to pull out. Now things are getting interesting..   We noticed two things from our prior […]

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Eamon McQuaide on December 17, 2014

I don’t know.  But I do know that in practice I’m not all that impressed with the performance of blue painter’s tape either.  It doesn’t have a very strong adhesion with the print bed (it’s adhesive was designed to be easily removable), so there are two cases in which I have had issues: 1.  Long […]

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Eamon McQuaide on December 4, 2014

One of the most challenging things to do and maintain print quality with an extrusion style printer is to print a solid object (100% fill). A student recently came into our shop to print some small parts in PLA. They were 15mm long with solid connecting tubes 4mm in diameter, and he insisted that they […]

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Eamon McQuaide on December 4, 2014

I’ve noticed over time, that there are certain situations where slicing software has a hard time finding a solution to, or just completely ignores geometry that needs support built under it. This is usually due to a kind of loophole created by rules stated within the slicer. For instance: There is a setting in every […]

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