3D Printer Show and Tell.

  • November 2, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Here's another chance for you to come and talk 3D printers for a couple of hours. I hope you can make it along.

I've called this a show and tell. So if you've got something you've been working on, please bring it along.  It's just an excuse to get together for a few hours, make some new friends and talk 3D printers.

If you need some help with your 3D printer, or just want to see what a RepRap printer looks like then I'll look forward to seeing you there.
There will be a couple of Printers on display, a Prusa-Mendel It2 and my Delta-Pi prototype plus whatever other guests bring along on the day.

Please feel free to bring your printer or printed parts along. Our last meetup brought quite a collection of printers together.  It would be great to have a repeat of that.
I am certain there will be a few old hands around to give great advice and I am always happy to give advice where I can.

The venue is at my home which also doubles as the Global Head office and distribution warehouse for Makershop.co.nz
Please park on the road and leave the drive way clear unless you have stuff to drop off. It could be a little bit crowded if we have a big turnout but That's one problem I'll be happy to have.

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  • Lee C.

    Hi guys, thanks to your help I've got the printer running quite nicely now! A combination of using PLA, hairspray, bed levelling springs, belt tensioners (3d printed!), strategic use of a fan, some mechanical adjustments, I'm getting results that I'm quite happy with!

    I'm stuck on a problem though - holes on my objects are too small, and the widths are always about 0.5mm too wide. Any suggestions on what I could look at to fix it?

    November 12, 2013

    • Michael P.

      Of course hitting enter posts the comment doh! anyway, check your filament diameter is entered correctly in the slicing software you are using and then check the steps per mm for the extruder is calibrated. The second cause is lost motion due to insufficient tension in the drive belts. Lost motion usually makes inside and outside dimensions both smaller though and is usually different in the x and y directions.

      1 · November 12, 2013

    • Lee C.

      Thanks Mike, great tips. I'll look into them!

      November 12, 2013

  • CladZo91

    I was already excited, now I'm totally keen for 3D printing. .. soon a large chunk of my saving will be dedicated to it...

    November 2, 2013

  • Maurice

    Thanks for organising today's meeting Mike. I have added a link to your Makershop website on my blog www.3dprintingguide.co.nz. Cheers

    November 2, 2013

  • David M.

    Great to meet all you guys. Hope the chap trying to print the shark has a bit more luck now. Having those axis tight will make the world of difference :-)

    1 · November 2, 2013

    • Lee C.

      Yeah thanks David for your input. I'll let you know next time how I've gone!

      November 2, 2013

  • Andrew M.

    Thanks Mike! Was great to see a couple of printers going and chat to some like-minded lads. Will hopefully have a Prusa it2 well underway for next time :)

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Michael P.

    Thanks guys for making a really enjoyable afternoon.

    1 · November 2, 2013

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