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DAB Printbot Update

Posted by DAB Top Member Oct 28, 2014
Hi all,   I have assessing the current neck brace I use and taking measurements on my neck.   I am considering doing a full 3D model of my neck so that I can play around with different designs.   The key issues I need to address are keeping the head in place during fast movement events like whiplash.   So I need to look at the rotation points of the brace and assess the force distribution through the different parts.     On a side, note, I noticed that the prin ...

It's A L I V E!!!

Posted by DAB Top Member Oct 15, 2014
Great progress yesterday.   I sat down with the printer an looked over the nozzle area and I found the part I was looking for.   There is a bearing wheel that puts tension on the filament against the drive wheel. This detail was NOT included in the directions.  Luckily I was able to see how it should go together and adjusted the mechanism and viola, it printed just fine.   Sorry for the fuzzy image, but I was hand holding the camera while the printer was moving.   ...

The 3D printer doesn't print!

Posted by DAB Top Member Oct 14, 2014
I have begun to dig into the problem after the first print failed.   It appears that the factory did not clear the nozzle after they did the test print.  I also had problems pushing the new filament down into the nozzle. When I tried to feed the ejector, the drive wheel turned, but did not appear to be pushing filament like it should.   Plan for today is to clean the nozzle and see if I can get the drive wheel to push the filament so that it can print.   From what I have ...
After opening the box, I went to the website to get the unboxing instructions.   When I got to the directions, I quickly found that they were not for the printer I received. I spent a lot of  time searching the site until I found the right instructions for my printer, so I give the Website a C-, difficult to use.   Trying to follow the instructions, I had a bit of difficulty.  As some of you know, I am currently suffering from a medication issue and even though I have a Ma ...

My PrintBot Arrived.

Posted by DAB Top Member Oct 9, 2014
On a dark raining and glooming day, my world became much brighter when the UPS truck pulled up in front of the house. What could it be, I said to myself.  Then I saw the driver run up the driveway and place this big box on my doorstep.   Sure enough, it was from Element 14, my new PrintBot 2.0.  Again, I want to thank Element 14 and the makers of PrintBot for this wonderful gift.   I will link in pictures later, but first I had to open the box and behold my new tool. One ...

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