[EMS Discuss] Makerbot Replicator 2

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Sep 19 15:05:43 PDT 2012


FYI Kassie Darrell has started working on upgrading the Makerbot at the
shop to the latest software.  Hopefully that will make things easier and
better.  I think we are also going to build the HBP instead of using the
ABP since that thing sucks anyway.

Rick

On Wed, 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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