[EMS Discuss] Makerbot Replicator 2

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Mon Oct 1 13:26:33 PDT 2012


And hey, now there's another high resolution resin based printer on
Kickstarter that's doing really well.  Raised $1.3 million already!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/formlabs/form-1-an-affordable-professional-3d-printer

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 4:38 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> I'm hearing that this new makerbot is actually closed source...  I'm not
> sure where people are getting this information but now it's got me curious.
>  It's pretty disappointing if true.
>
> Rick
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Kassandra Kaplan <
> EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>
>> Sorry, fused filament deposition. The class of 3d printing makerbot is
>> in. Also called FFF but I don't know what that stands for.
>>
>> どうぞおげんきで
>> Kassie
>>
>> On Sep 19, 2012, at 3:02 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>
>> > Who or what is FFD?
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> > On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 2:55 PM, Kassandra Kaplan
>> > <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> >> Re extruder: That is true and it mentioned something about abs. It's
>> buried
>> >> on the site.
>> >>
>> >> Re pla:  it can go outside sorta, it will decompose if left in the
>> right
>> >> conditions and will soften if left in the sun on a hot day.
>> >>
>> >> Re quality: Unfortunately makerbot doesn't alway have the best quality
>> >> record.  Replicator prints from makerbot have been a little weak.
>>  Kinda
>> >> like everyone move on and they didn't.  Advertising a layer height is
>> weird
>> >> though. It's not the theoretical smallest as that is 2.5 mircons.  Is
>> that
>> >> the best they have done successfully? That actually kinda bad at this
>> point.
>> >> Is it the best reliable?  Then it's on pare with most machines.  Is it
>> best
>> >> that it can print in a reasonable time? The point is that it's kinda
>> >> meaningless, except that if it ships with that calibration setting and
>> it
>> >> works.  In which case they are just in the same league as anyone else.
>> >>
>> >> Ricks current makerbot can do that level if quality.  It's hard with
>> the old
>> >> software he is using but it's possible/firmware, but it possible. If he
>> >> upgrades the software it's reasonable to expect that with a little
>> time.
>> >>
>> >> At this point 3d print quality is about software more then anything
>> else and
>> >> I'm glad at least on FFD is actually trying to tackle the software
>> side of
>> >> think.  Most just throw some generic setting at you (if anything) and
>> let
>> >> you go from there.  As such most FFD machines don't talk about layer
>> height.
>> >>
>> >> どうぞおげんきで
>> >> Kassie
>> >>
>> >> On Sep 19, 2012, at 2:11 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Someone was telling me that Makerbot has announced that another
>> replicator 2
>> >> will be released in January that will have dual extruders and will be
>> >> available for $2800.  I don't know where they got that information but
>> I
>> >> hope it's true.
>> >>
>> >> On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 2:06 PM, <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> I *just* came across this before checking my email.  News travels
>> fast!
>> >>>
>> >>> PLA only.  :-(  I want to print some things that will be out in the
>> >>> weather.  (Am I correct, Kassie, that PLA   The
>> >>> example pictures look really nice, however.  I wish the pictures were
>> >>> higher resolution.
>> >>>
>> >>> We definitely seem to be on the cusp of a whole new level of print
>> quality
>> >>> for a fairly reasonable investment.
>> >>>
>> >>> -Darrell
>> >>>
>> >>>> No kidding!
>> >>>>
>> >>>> .1mm layer height is pretty impressive. Particularly if it does that
>> >>>> with near no tweaking!  My best is .06mm and the
>> >>>> best I've seen is .01mm, regardless they are on par with the best.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Hardware improvements look meh. The largest improvement is clearly
>> the
>> >>>> new slicing engine.  They ditch skeinforge!!
>> >>>> Wonder if I could use it on my machine.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Nice to see a company trying to tune its machine for performance
>> before
>> >>>> sending it out!
>> >>>>
>> >>>> But the cost, 2200 for the single head. Ouch, but might be worth it
>> if
>> >>>> you want a no hassle setup on a quality
>> >>>> machine.  Seem like you are paying a lot for getting good software
>> >>>> setting.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> どうぞおげんきで
>> >>>> Kassie
>> >>>>
>> >>>> On Sep 19, 2012, at 1:01 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>>> Now I really want one of these.  And it comes fully assembled!
>> >>>>> Makerbot has come a long way that's for sure.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Rick
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Rick Osgood <
>> EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> >>>>> wrote:
>> >>>>> Holy crap a new replicator:
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> http://makerbot.com/
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> It looks pretty awesome.  The resolution increase alone is amazing.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Rick
>> >>>>>
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