What madness is this? I made a RepRap extruder with a water-cooled head, instead of a fan. It's more compact, and lighter. It's a variant on Jean-Marc's brilliant design. It seems to work quite nicely. On a long print the water (about 1 litre) stabilises at around 8 C above ambient.
Last week I ordered my school's first MakerBot Replicator, our first 3D printer intended for student work, and it arrived today! I was the first one to get their hands on it, so I got it all unboxed, set up and calibrated in no time. Thanks to the built-in calibration script, the Replicator was ready to go in a matter of minutes. I popped the SD card in, selected the "calibration cube" print and let it go.
The print isn't 100% perfect, but for a machine that was just taken out of the box and set up in half an hour, I was really impressed! This fall I plan to conduct a series of workshops for our Art students to introduce them to the technology, and use my free time to try making some sculpture works myself, including custom molds :) Looking forward to a fun future!
Quick presentation of a Longboat Prusa printing a hangdrum model
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Here is a short film we produced to introduce ourselves and our 3D printing service to everyone:
It highlights our manufacturing know-how pointed towards digital artists and 3D designers to bring inspiring artworks into reality.
Hope you'll like it!