[EMS Discuss] Makerbot Replicator 2

Kassandra Kaplan EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Sep 19 15:07:20 PDT 2012


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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