3D Printing

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3D Printing

Postby llamalasers » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:31 pm

Not only are we getting a new LaserScript we took delivery of a new Cel Robox 3D printer yesterday. Unfortunately it came with a bed temperature sensor fault and I've had to send it straight back for repair. Kitronik are ever so kindly sending me one of their machines to use while I await repair and I'm excited to get extruding.

I assume there are some 3D printing enthusiasts among us?
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby Spooky » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:57 am

I have 2 of the CEL machines

PITA

nothing but problems after about 50 hours of use...I also have a Z-Corp Z650Pro as well but that costs a fortune to run :)
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby PhillyDee » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:09 am

I have the CEL as well. Ive had a couple of failed prints (to be expected) but its been pretty good!
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby llamalasers » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:51 am

Mixed bag of reviews all over really, I hope that over the 2 year warranty period it might be engineered to not break so much :D

If it breaks again I'll take it to Portishead myself :twisted:

I'd love to play with an SLA machine Spooky, but for what we need (miniature dodads) I think extrusion will be okay, if I can get handy with it then I'll look into getting an SLS machine although I've read that items made with them don't like the sun which could be a problem.

Of all the 3D printers the Cell has most favourable reviews, cheap 3D printing is still very much in beta eh.
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby PhillyDee » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:54 am

The CEL is probably the closest in being a consumer product, but it is no way a consumer product like an inkjet or whatever. It is very easy to use, and that's what I like about it.

Bear in mind I have an original Cupcake Makerbot (#28 ever made) sitting there in a box, which had one decent print in the time I used it. Its come a very very long way in 5 years.
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby llamalasers » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:36 am

Not had any time to play properly with it yet but printed my first dodad, just the demo file.

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I did another one at 15% of the size, to test it's small item capabilities as that's mostly what I'll be printing with it, it didn't work perfectly and the thinner parts were lost but it did print a surprising amount of detail considering it was only 15mm high.

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Re: 3D Printing

Postby TimBobTastic » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:36 pm

I have access to seemecnc Orion printer and an object Eden 250 through my job... They are both good at different things... But I love the Orion... It's quick, easy to use and the prints are very good quality.... Considering
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby llamalasers » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:16 pm

Our first 3D printed curio, Human skull on a plinth under a 50mm tall bell jar. :)

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