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2014
Hardcotton’s much anticipated Kickstarter campaign for their revolutionary pressure controlled stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer has launched.   Hailed as one of the biggest innovations seen from the consumer side of the SLA 3D printer market, Elemental is a desktop SLA 3D printer with a difference. Like other SLA printers, Elemental utilises a laser system to cure photosensitive resins. Unlike other SLA printers though, Elemental uses a pressure control system to control resin level ...
Cel and Element14 have been at Electronica 2014 this month showing people Robox printer. Photo credit doctorcdf   I'm looking forward to it arriving but have been thinking about the Roadtest.   One of the tasks we are asked to do for a Road Test is to mention what comparable products you've looked at. In the Kickstarter project Robox suggested the following list for comparison.     Given that even the most basic printer starts at more than £500 I'd not actually ...
DAB

Another DAB update.

Posted by DAB Top Member Nov 11, 2014
I finally leveled my printer bed and verified that my tape covering had the proper clearance.   So I made a test print of a 3D mars map.  At this scale, it was less than impressive, but I wanted to see how well it could be printed.   Now I noticed that the layers did not melt together.  Does anyone have an idea as to why?  I am using PLA that came with the printer, so I wonder if it is just too old or possibly absorbed too much moisture.   So now I can move on ...
DAB

Quick Update.

Posted by DAB Top Member Nov 5, 2014
Hi all,   I adjusted the bottom stop and things looked good, but then I found that the bed was not level.   I did try the plastic postal tape and it worked ok, but the ejector caught on it and ripped it up.  That problem should go away. I also noticed that the heated bed started making bubbles under the plastic tape.  I am not sure if it was due to the heat interacting with the glue, residual moisture, or just the tape itself.   I will retry the plastic tape after ge ...
A big thanks to Element14 and CEL for letting me road test this printer, it's not arrived just yet so here's a video from the IET about the printer.   Gears, shafts and clock parts  I plan to use the CEL Robox 3D Printer to print gear wheels and components for electric clock mechanisms. The fine resolution print head should allow the detail needed to print gears, screw threads, shafts and hands and other parts. The higher print speed should allow different versions to be made qui ...

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