Saturday, May 18, 2013

Print ABS without a Heated Bed

Print ABS without a Heated Bed and little to NO warp.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mini Maker Faire Las Vegas

Some quick pics from the

Wanted to take R2 home.....


A very good 1st year turnout and enjoyable day.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

CES 2013 3D Printer Companies

Makerbot and 3D Systems booths

A showdown is starting to form The MakerBot vs Cubify brands !

Makerbot had a booth that was located with a large Marvel brand wall behind them. This caused a lot of bumping into people trying to get past the booth.


Cubify Brand  They are showing they wish to be a big player in this market,  and will spend the money to get there.

Cubify had two booths for 2013. One very expensive booth located around the corner from the very large Sony booth, and the 2nd booth located in the other Convention space.

From the first booth.


The 2nd booth was extremely well planned, and even spacious,  Some space was available for  a person to sit down and watch the printers.  Further it was located right near the entrance to that section of the floor. You couldn’t miss the Cubify booth walking in, manned by bfb/Cubify people .

Friday, January 11, 2013

CES 2013 3D Printer Companies

What would a show in Vegas be without a Vegas Girl?
Walking around the showroom floors.....found these 3D Printing related companies.

Sculpteo A new Printer service bureau


Formlabs had a booth, but by the time and hours of searching for it (confusing maps & info) I was done with the show. Almost 2 million square feet of concrete takes its toll.



The UP printer booth


CES 2013 People from RepRap Past

CES 2013 People from RepRap Past
Bre Pettis Makerbot
Ian Adkins Bits From Bytes now Cube/Cubify
John Smith Bfb now Cube

CES 2013

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

New field of research 1.5

I have some joy today as I’ve returned to a line of research. This will be a quick memo blog. The first part ended with this blog.

The Changes
I made some major changes in my systems just to return to this matter. First to go, was the Gen3 electronics. In hindsight I couldn’t recommend them to anyone. IMHO, they suffer from EMI issues, among in general being a poor design.

Next to go was the PTFE insulator. I’ve replaced the hot end with a peek only compact hot end from MakerGear.

more to come in 2.0