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    Cloak

    What do you know about the Structur3d Tower?

    It's a paste extruder you attach to the Ultimaker.

    Silicones, clay, polyurethane I'm sure got mentioned. I sat with the guy who pioneered it yesterday for a good few hours - very smart guy in his field which is material sciences - I'm sure you'd have a good conversation with him.

    Worth a look at least for you I reckon. Would like to hear your thoughts on it?

    http://www.structur3d.io/#discov3ry

     

    You met with Charles? I also met him last year in June, pretty cool guy! And I like what he is doing with his extruder. I have one, haven't had the opportunity to try it but using silicones I can imagine one could make some pretty handy things.

    The feeding process took quite some time to get started, but you know.. good things come to those who wait ;)

     

    Yes that is the guy, top guy!!

    And haha yeah the purge can take a while. He said it had a few tweaks that needed making, and it is at a rather experimental stage, but he'd had some good prints from it. I'll get some pictures up.

  2. Cloak

    What do you know about the Structur3d Tower?

    It's a paste extruder you attach to the Ultimaker.

    Silicones, clay, polyurethane I'm sure got mentioned. I sat with the guy who pioneered it yesterday for a good few hours - very smart guy in his field which is material sciences - I'm sure you'd have a good conversation with him.

    Worth a look at least for you I reckon. Would like to hear your thoughts on it?

    http://www.structur3d.io/#discov3ry

  3. I tried a print with machinable wax and it came out ........................ different.

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    Wish I'd have come here first, but thought I'd try my own settings. I too couldn't print with it below about 180C so to have that g-code solution is pretty awesome. Although me and g-code don't get on all the time.

    Will look in to the m320 as well, thanks a lot.

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  4. This is a busy thread, hope you can help me, I have received an enquiry from someone saying

    "What precisely we are looking for, is a 3D Printer which can print in a material such as,

    or closely resembling, paper-pulp, with a result which resembles the material and texture

    of the 'egg-box'."

    Can anyone help?

  5. Say the model is in three equal parts and the height is 150mm

    The base section you pause at 50mm; job done.

    The roof section you sink it by 100mm; job done.

    The middle section you either sink it by 50mm leaving a 100mm model. Do you then pause at 50mm and hope the machine recognises the fact you've sunk it in.

    Or does the machine still have a 150mm model on the build-plate therefore you have to pause at a height of 100mm?

    Think that's a bit clearer.

  6. Yeah that sounds like the best way.

    Off topic, do you ever pause at height or sink into build plate.

    I'm attempting to print some architectural models with overhangs etc, so printing in three parts is the way forward I believe to avoid lots of support being used.

    The model is about 35 mm tall.

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    This is section 1

    -----------

    this is section 2

    ------------------

    This is section 3

    --------------------

    So first I printed section 1 by sinking the model to the bottom of that section. It was 10.3 mm. No problem there.

    Now I am printing section 3 and am simply using the pause at height function. Again, pretty simple.

    But when I look forward to printing section 2 that is where my head shrinks a bit.

    If I minus off section 1 the height of the model is 24.189 so that would be my pause point. But I now have to sink the model into the build-plate by the height of section 3. Will the printer recognise the new height of the model or will it understand to pause at 24.189 of the whole model and not the new section with the cut-off bottom?

    When I sink it into the bed plate, the scale height of the model doesn't change so I'm thinking if I "pause at layer height" it will refer to the height of the model before I sunk it.

    Hope that makes sense.

  7. A friend of mine printed some bronze fill in the form of Nefertiti's head. He filled that with salt after pausing the print very near the top of her hat.

    We took it to some 3d print shows and the amount of people that thought it had been printed in bronze before we told them was quite eye-opening.  

    Not sure how salt reacts to all the processes you may put these models through?

  8. before i curl up into a ball and die, i have to correct you that im not doing your regular plating, most of my plates are about 100-200 microns and are far thicker than foil. more like thin metal and is very rigid so it does add tons of structural support. dont forget im still learning here but the plate is real thick in terms of plating. if it was thin i simply would not be able to sand it, period! and i love distressed copper more than neat copper.

    but seeing as i have now demolished my um2 it will be a while till i post here again....

     

    Nooooo, how have you demolished the UM2?

  9. Cloakfiend was you the guy chugging acetone in the video early on in this thread. I was laughing away in my office at that. Saw TheDeug's name somewhere and that confused me a bit.

    Good video though man. I needed someadvice on a smoothing option for PLA and found the video very informative. Don't have time to read all the thread at the moment but skimmed it and you've done some good stuff. Consider me a fan, especially if the video is yours. Hilarious!! :)

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