[EMS Discuss] Makerbot Replicator 2

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Sep 19 16:38:30 PDT 2012


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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