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Warm and cosy!

Posted in 3D Printing on March 16, 2019 by asteriondaedalus

So, on order is a thermostat and a PTC constant heat incubator heater with fan. That should allow me a means to keep the air around the printing warmer.


Posted in 3D Printing on March 16, 2019 by asteriondaedalus

So, I was having too much trouble with the extrusions warping and shrinking. Part of the issue was, I suspect, the aircon. So, the room was too cold.

The other, well, I assume the plastic reel that comes with the printer might have been low quality OR had absorbed moisture (there is some chatter on that on the web).

In any event I looked around for a box to stuff the printer into. I did almost go for a couple of 19 inch boxes at the auctions, but they went too fast.

So I opted to get an 11U 19 inch box from a mob from interstate. I can recommend them, they are very very helpful. I did have them triple check dimensions for me before I bought the item.

It is a perfect fit for the flashforge finder! The flash finder is a 420mm cube. The printer slides in the open door. The two side panels come off for access as well. The height leaves room enough for the feed tube. Did I say perfect!

All I need do now is sort a small fan heater to warm the interior of the box. I will sort a temperature control et cetera.

Only downside? Faraday shield! So, I can’t connect by wifi no more no more. So, I need a long USB cable. No matter.

Finally! But …

Posted in 3D Printing on January 25, 2019 by asteriondaedalus

Looks good right! Nope. Its not a parallax trick, that downwards slope appearing of top edges at front is shrinkage. The obviously failed bits shrunk away from the plate. The large printing stayed stuck to the plate but shrunk back into the plate.

In fact …

Posted in 3D Printing on January 12, 2019 by asteriondaedalus

No need to bother my sister with requests for prints over 140mm cubic.

I worked out my printer is big enough to print the parts for a delta printer.

Up to 1m high if’n you want to, or you’re game … I am game.

Not bad for second print

Posted in 3D Printing on January 5, 2019 by asteriondaedalus

This is the elbow from a Niryo robotic arm. I seem to be stuck though, since I got the flashforge finder, since it only prints up to 140mm cubic. Still, I can get most parts built and farm out the larger parts to my sister. I will need work on a larger 3d printer once I have mastered the art. I wish I had one of these years (even decades) ago when I did Industrial Design at University.