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2015
I've been designing a magnifier light and one of the parts I thought I'd 3D print. It's right on the limits of size that the Robox can manage but it just fits onto the bed. I started a test print to check the sizes and it seems to be correct. I did however increase the speed and layer thickness and that meant that the edges went quite wavy. I'll give this another go when I've got some time as I believe it could be a very long print job although I think a few model changes and adjusting a couple ...
Volex8 Developer’s Kit printer (All images via Volex8)   While some makers are busy 3D printing organs and animations for short stories, Dr. Jennifer Lewis and her team at Voxel8 are busy making history. Meet the Voxel8 Developer’s Kit: the world’s first 3D multi-material electronics printer that may very well change the electronics industry forever. You may know Lewis for her work at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where she pushed the boundaries of 3D pr ...
3D printers are being relied upon more and more for streamlining the manufacturing process, but will they streamline modern medicine too? Todd Goldstein, a PhD candidate at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, believes so and has just published the details to back it up. He and a team of researchers successfully 3D printed a human trachea using a Makerbot 3D printer and presented their results at the 51st Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons in San Diego, California.  ...
In case of accident, I asked for  the stl files of printer parts from the Geeetech service. Then I printed them. A Not badly, Geeetech 3D printer’s performance on printing these models!  It may save me lots of time on replacing with a new one if a part is broken. Actually, I really hope all the parts I printed will not be used forever. ...
While I was waiting for a migraine to dissipate I got an idea about how to fix some of my early prints where the layers threaded instead of melting together.   So after my head cleared, I took one of my early prints and put it into the microwave on a glass plate. I started slowing heating the print a few minutes at a time. After about ten minutes, the printed part became pliable. A few more minutes I took the part out and let it cool. To my delight, the threaded layers actually melted ...
3D printing has revolutionized the manufacturing market, but what about medicine? While some researchers are working on developing 3D-printed tracheas and bionic limbs, doctors at Miami Children’s Hospital are using the technology to create organ models that can be used for practice before a big surgery. What’s more, the innovative initiative saved a four-year-old girl’s life.   Adaenelie Gonzalez is only four years old, but just two weeks ago, she was facing death head ...
As mentioned in the previous post the printer had to be sent off for an upgrade. When it came back there were some differences.   Firstly the packaging had been updated. The printer comes in a smart Robox bag which I'm sure will nicely double as a dust cover. The full set of accessories is also present with the oil and tweezers missing from the original pack now being present. The bed, head and z-axis are now all clipped in place with some 3D printed clips to keep them from moving in t ...

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