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Playing around with a heated chamber design.

For quite some time I have lusted after a 3D printer with the following specifications: A 20x20x15cm build area A heating print bed A heated build chamber (ambient to 100C) to possibly eliminate warping. A respectable print resolution and speed … Continue reading

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Drawing gears in Sketchup.

Update: March 2015 For a copy of the plugin please see this link as the original owner appears to have moved the site. This version has been updated to work with the newer versions of sketchup. If you have trouble with this … Continue reading

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2011 – The year of the 3D printer?

Just how popular is the desktop 3D printer now as opposed to a year ago? How popular will it be this time next year? There are a few tools available that may help provide quantitative answers to these questions. One such tool is Google … Continue reading

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Warping – Large objects and the heated print bed.

More of the same ‘out loud’ thinking on the issue of warping in this post to follow on from the last post on warping fundamentals. In particular, thinking about how the speed of a print, the size of an object and … Continue reading

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