Reverse Space – Build, Create, Collaborate. “NEW FORM1 3D printer”

[masked]PM to 11PM - “Be a part of 3D printing history and come to our Makerspace to see the first print using the FORM1 3D printer!” All are welcome!


After waiting almost a year, we have finally received the ultra high resolution 3D printer called the FORM1. This amazing 3D printer uses stereolithography, a photopolymer liquid, and a Blu-Ray laser to print small features which would be almost impossible to print on a standard MakerBot or similar tabletop 3D printer. Before the FORM1, a Makerspace or company would have to buy a $60,000 3D printer to be able to print with clear plastic resin and with ultra high resolution and accuracy.


At 7PM we will start running the printer and will have free pizza, drinks, and food. We also will be printing a mech pendent found on www.thingiverse.com's web site as well as weighing the print and support structure after it is printed to determine the cost of printing with the resin. If you are considering buying a FORM1, now is a perfect time to see it work in action from beginning to end.


More information can be found at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereolithography
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/formlabs/form-1-an-affordable-professional-3d-printer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photopolymer
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:104292

 

If you have any projects you are working on, feel free to bring it to Reverse Space! We have locked storage space, hundred of tools and electronics, and the largest sections of free to use 3D printers for any Makerspace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace) on the east coast of the US. At this time membership is free.

Other projects we are working on below. Help is always needed.
Micro controller (Arduino) – Looking for a group leader to start projects and setup lab.
Raspberry Pi – Installation of OS system and working test system for members.
Lyman Filament Extruder – Every Makerspace should have one!
Heated Build Bed - for Makerbot Replicator 2. We have the parts.
Human Head 3D Scanning - Microsoft Kinect Sensor installed with the software for 3D scanning.
NextEngine 3D Laser Scanner – Ready to use.
3D - “Rostock Delta Arm 3D printer” Team is almost done.
3D - “PrintRbot LC” - This 3D printer needs to be calibrated and test prints done.
3D - “RepRap” - This also needs to be calibrated and test prints done.
CNC - “ShapeOko CNC” Team is almost done.
3D - “B9Creator” Getting a working print and settings with our DLP light 3D printer.
Drone - “Flight of the 3D printed quad copter drone” The drone needs to fly.
Help Needed - Organization and building of the Makerspace. Help is always appreciated but not required.
Community Help - Other members who may need help on their projects.
Website and listed equipment – Webmaster needed. Free membership for this job.
Equipment Operators – Host of the space runs the Makerbot, Corporate 3D printers, and Ultimaker.

Address of the meeting:
Cortona Academy
13505 Dulles Technology Drive Suite 3 (all the way in the back!)
Herndon, VA 20171

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  • Chip

    Chiming in as a new guy with no tech background that wants to learn, understand and ask questions. Attended last night and found the group to be savvy, personal bunch of folks that really take the time to help you understand the sheer volume of what they know. Some really impressive work going on here and an impressive assortment of additive manufacturing implements, specialties.....just can't speak highly enough of the experience. I'll absolutely be back! And look very forward to it!!

    July 19, 2013

  • Albert Z.

    Didn't make it out tonight, but I did manage to generate some pretty good 3D models on 123Dcatch. One is a highly decorative beer stein and the other is my sister's head. They need a little work though, but I'm getting better at taking perspective series shots for this.
    TIP; dark hair must be well lit, or it will be underexposed, which will cause it to be recognized as negative space and it will become a backface.
    TIP 2: If your image is not right-side-up when you view it in your OS, be sure to rotate it before you upload it to 123Dcatch, or the software will have to guess which way is up. It's pretty good at reorienting the image to put it together the right way, but the preview has a floor with a shadow and a reflection, and your object could end up upside-down or sideways in relation to the floor if you don't orient the images properly before uploading them.

    July 19, 2013

    • Albert Z.

      I was impressed by the detail and texturing of the objects, and had it not been for the fact that there was some significant distortion (which I think I can work out in future attempts), they would have been excellent models.

      July 19, 2013

  • Alok

    Will miss out the Form1 ... not feeling well..

    July 18, 2013

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