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3D Printing with Nylon 618 filament in Tie-Dye colours

This post first featured on my Blogger Blog 11th April 2013 here -   * Tie-Dye 3D printing with Nylon 618 *   Taluman Nylon 618 is a very versatile printing material. Nylon does not require a heated bed, has low warp, and cooling fans are not required for both big or tiny printing. You can [...]

Rostock Delta printer build

Rostock ! This post was first featured on my Blogger Blog – April 8th 2013 here   The Rostock 3D printer was originally developed by Johann C. Rocholl and is now quite well established in RepRap terms, it’s over a year old and has had many different spin-off’s and variants by other users and developers. Even Johann has [...]

3-way Quick-fit Extruder and Colour Blending Nozzle

Three extruder’s and One Nozzle – RepRap material blending Hello everyone, I’m really excited about this one, I hope you like the results -  Very first print. It’s taken a while to get this post written up, but a few recent things have really spurred me on to get it finished. It’s been over a year now since [...]

Geared Peristaltic Quick-Fit Pump Extruder

Even before my universal paste extruder, I have had it on my list to re-investigate the peristaltic pump at some point. This was one of the last things I started for my 30 days of creation back in June #30DOC. Many peristaltic pumps are already on Thingiverse, but none of them really jumped out at me, so I [...]

Extruder Calibration

This tutorial shows you a simple method of how to calibrate a 3D printer Plastic filament extruder – Extruder Calibration -  And as with every other 3D tool-path generator you need to have a calibrated extruder first before you can get awesome looking prints. it’s really easy to do and will save you so much [...]

Universal Paste Extruder

Printing with other materials – This particular 3D printing adventure started last August (2011) after seeing a few news reports on 3D Chocolate printing, it had always been on my list of things to try, after reading the reports and looking at the rather over marketed video of a machine doing essentially nothing… I was really frustrated that the [...]

Quick-Fit X Carriage and Quick-Fit Extruders

Quick-Fit X Carriage and Quick-Fit Extruder’s  -  Even with just two M4 bolts holding on my Greg’s accessible extruder I still find it a pain to swap-out extruders so I decided to re-design the X carriage to allow a quick extruder change and also make it big enough for Dual extrusion and mounting other things – I’m not yet experienced [...]

MENDELMAX

Back in October 2011 I started on a number of MendelMax builds. Time passes I got distracted by Christmas (and the excellent Slic3r) It has been a really amazing period from October2011 – Feb2012 with so many new machines being released into the community, my own needs and desires for the ‘perfect’ machine are now starting to materialise. [...]

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