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Old 02-07-2013, 07:07 PM   #31
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And now two guys have made a prosthetic hand for a kid with some parts made with a 3D printer.

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs...news-tech.html
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:51 PM   #32
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Tiny update. The Rumba board showed up today! I was getting worried about this because I hadnt heard anything after I paid for it. Showed up today and it looks great.



Also got a tracking number for the last part- the actual printer kit! . Should have it by the end of the week. Not sure if I'll get anything assembled though, suddenly have a very full weekend.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #33
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ITS HERE!! Pics shortly, hoping to start putting it together tonight!
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:29 PM   #34
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2 1/2 hrs of assembly time tonight. Maybe half done putting it together, then all the trouble shooting begins. Pics uploading, and will follow shortly!
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:08 PM   #35
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Alright. Here's what showed up as my Valentine.



Suh WEET!



First things first, print a set of instructions, available here through google docs: http://www.makerstoolworks.com/suppo...ssembly-guide/



Here's a breakdown of all of the parts in the box.

Hardware.



More specialty hardware. I was afraid to open the bag for fear that I'd loose something...



Printed parts.



Laser cut parts.



Extruded parts and rails.



Heated bed parts.



AND- some pretty darn cool customer service and a bit of BLING.



I got kit # 6 of 40.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:17 PM   #36
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Assembling the Frame. Overall the directions were pretty accurate for this part. I had a few questions and made a few notes and suggestions, but it mostly went together pretty quickly.

The help:



Assembling the base.











Upright parts:



Assembling the uprights.

































Frame DONE!



Time Spent on this step: 1 hr 10 min.
Total time so far: 3 hrs 10 min.

More coming.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:30 PM   #37
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Assembly of the X axis.

Parts.



Bushings. This part was pretty confusing- Think I've gotten it figured out now thanks to their support group.









Rails.





















Belt Tensioner.









Finished x-axis.




Time Spent on this step: 1 hr 5 min.
Total time so far: 4 hrs 15 min.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #38
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So far I would rate the kit quality as pretty darn good. Not 5 stars, but a good solid 4. A few of the parts have some minor scratches and on part the laser cutting quality is pretty bad but it seems to be 100% functional. I'm loving putting it together- its like playing with a real fancy erector set!

Instructions at this point leave a LOT to be desired- but again, that is why I'm doing this! It's pretty fun to be involved in the development of the directions- I make notes as I go of any errors or suggestions and then I get on Google Docs and make comments, along with several others who are going through the same process. By the end of it all, I believe the next set of kits sold will have an darn near perfect set of directions.

One other thing I want to mention- the times I'm listing include studying the directions, finding parts in the bags, taking pictures, and making notes. It also includes mistakes I make (which so far have been minimal), meaning I have to take something apart and switch it around.

Carry on!
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:37 AM   #39
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Great, another DP thread subscribed to,you ever gettin back to that F100?
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:56 AM   #40
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Yeah, I still plan on finishing the old Ford. Stuck at the moment on it- don't have the money for the motor rebuild parts and its too cold / yucky outside to do any body work. I've been consoling myself with my cafe build for the last couple of months, and now that project has come to a sudden stand-still while I build this! I really just have ONE big project- and it's called Project A.D.D.

Just for all y'alls info- I am reposting most if not all of these pictures on my blog. The difference is the blog has a little more information and since I'm doing the blog after this thread, sometimes the pics / info is more accurate as I find out more from other people building these. More coming later!
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Assembly of the Z axis.

Parts.



Combine the first two assemblys.



Start adding things!





















I also installed the x-axis stepper motor.



Completed assembly so far:



Time Spent on this step: 35 min
Total time so far: 4 hrs 50 min.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:13 AM   #42
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Assembling the Y axis.

Parts.



Rail.







Cars.



Y plate.





Motor.







Completed assembly.



Now we're all caught up... Guess that means I have some more work to do.

Time Spent on this step: 30 min.
Total time so far: 5hrs 20 min.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:33 PM   #43
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Heated Bed Assembly.

Parts.



Install bolts in Y plate.





Stick heater to aluminum plate.



Insert silicon pads and put bed in.



Glass.



Tighten for now. Eventually, the bed will have to be leveled to match the Plastruder using the other set of screws at each corner.



Done.



Time Spent on this step: 30 min.
Total time so far: 5hrs 50 min.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:45 AM   #44
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i cant wait to see the quality...

Check this out:

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Instead of using traditional melting techniques, Formlabs has opted for the “gold standard” in 3D printing — stereolithography, a high-precision positioning system designed to solidify plastics. It allows you to use thin structures in your original 3D model and achieve a level of detail never seen in home 3D printing, especially for $2,299.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...nal-3d-printer
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:05 AM   #45
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dork, if you get to the point where you'd like to try to making something from files created from solidworks to compare against your other programs let me know.
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