[EMS Discuss] Makerbot Replicator 2

Bob Miller EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Sep 19 15:02:45 PDT 2012


Who or what is FFD?
Thanks.

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 2:55 PM, Kassandra Kaplan
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> 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:
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>>
>> 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:
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>> >> 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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