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    I agree with Roberts, check the stepper voltage....

    I agree with Roberts, check the stepper voltage. If too low, they can skip steps.
  2. Sense Scanner

    This is a rough print of a Sense scan. It printed much better on our other 3D printer.

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5336/13997458563_3605af312b.jpgphoto (22) by John A, on Flickr
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    I think at that price point you are going to get...

    I think at that price point you are going to get the cheapest electronics and extruders. It will get you started but you will be chasing it for a while to get good results.
  4. Been building competition robots for almost...

    Been building competition robots for almost twenty years with that stuff and printers for half that long.
  5. I have found that printers with frames that are...

    I have found that printers with frames that are made of 80-20 aluminum can become "loose" after a while. If you have a lot of long prints, you would be surprised how much zig-zag motion that transmit...
  6. Do not know anything about the company but the...

    Do not know anything about the company but the price seems very cheap? My only concern is they offer no heated build plate option and finding a heater for that size might be difficult? Without it, yo...
  7. Glad the Airwolf has been working well for you....

    Glad the Airwolf has been working well for you. We have the Ultimaker 2 in our print farm and it is typically out go to printer when we need a real good print. I personally like to bring one of out...
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    Carbon Fiber, like Fiberglass, get most of it's...

    Carbon Fiber, like Fiberglass, get most of it's strength by overlaying fibers and gluing them together. With the size it would have to be ground to fit through an extractor, I am not sure how strong...
  9. 3D Systems announced months ago they were...

    3D Systems announced months ago they were discontinuing their Cube series of printers. They were money losers from day one, it is no wonder they are going to stop offering supplies.
  10. I have a cube 3 sitting on my bench. I guess...

    I have a cube 3 sitting on my bench. I guess when I run out of filament, it will be a paperweight? It is pretty good little machine but we have so many open source ones that print just as good and...
  11. Thread: New Logo!

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    I like it!

    I like it!
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    Yes, the Prusa i3 is what we build.

    Yes, the Prusa i3 is what we build.
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    You may be right and I wish the best of luck. My...

    You may be right and I wish the best of luck. My concern is that you may be be offering too much at one time?

    If I was designing such a seminar, I might offer different sessions for each make so...
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    While the hobbyist field of 3D printing has...

    While the hobbyist field of 3D printing has evolved leaps and bounds since 2009, it is still evolving fast. Things that are new today may be outdated in months? While some people find 3D printing...
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    I had heard that 3D Systems is discontinuing all...

    I had heard that 3D Systems is discontinuing all their low end printers including the Cube and Cube Pro?
  16. Thread: Four Printers

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    It did not look like that last weekend when I was...

    It did not look like that last weekend when I was there :rolleyes:. My son cleaned it all up and set up the prints session to show me he cleaned up.
  17. Thread: Four Printers

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    Four Printers

    It is not often that we have four printers going at the same time, here is a short video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3eAJrDN0o8&feature=em-uploademail
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    Bigger Printer

    Generally, yes. We took out Makerbot Replicator 2 and made the Z Axis 50% higher by changing the rods and case and it works fine. Practically any RepRap can be changed in size pretty easily....
  19. They looked like NEMA 17s but they were about...

    They looked like NEMA 17s but they were about four times bigger!
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    Sticky: Here is a short video of the very first print...

    Here is a short video of the very first print after printing the extruder fan shrouds for the Rostock MAX V2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeS4UFWc5Og
  21. Go to some of the popular RepRap forums and look...

    Go to some of the popular RepRap forums and look for a guy named "Jetguy", he is the master of building huge RepRap printers. We had him in the booth next to ours at Maker Faire in New York and his...
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    Let's see if this works? 9132

    Let's see if this works?

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    Sticky: My son wanted a new printer to take to the...

    My son wanted a new printer to take to the Midwest Reprap Convention last month so he built a Wilson 2.

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    Then he came back with a SEEMECNC Rostock MAX2 which he finished building last...
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    My son just completed building his new Rostock...

    My son just completed building his new Rostock MAX v2. (I knew he could not come back from the Midwest RepRap Convention without a new printer!) Took a good bit of time but it is built like a tank...
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    Awesome looking printer AK Eric! Your blog is...

    Awesome looking printer AK Eric! Your blog is thorough and informative, thanks for sharing.
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