Thursday, March 31, 2011
I have been receiving many questions around my plans for the 3D Printer and what are the next steps.
My plan is very simple, improve the project in a way that anyone could build one of this 3D Printer at home. Additionally I may bring some commercial kits or parts so you don't need to buy a CNC or any other expensive tool to build your own 3D printer.
In my to do list to improve the project I have:
1) Improve material and reduce cost
2) Improve software
3) Improve a little bit the electronics ( this is almost done)
4) Document everything (including videos)
To fund this final stage of the project I will start soon a project at Kickstarter. There will be very different level of rewards (from PDF with complete plans up to full working printer) for those who would like to back this project and support the idea of spreading the High Resolution 3d Printer in the world. (still need to work on this name :-) )
Thank you very much for all support and I hope bringing more news soon.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
It is really amazing what you can do with high resolution printer, sometimes I see myself surprised with the results.
You can print very small things with great details... take a look on the rings I printed....
BTW, now I can give a ring to my wife every day... hahahahaha... (I hope she doesn't read this)
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
You may remember the first object I printed last year (Venus), I have printed again this week... take a look on the difference...
These are the pics of Venus printed last year....
And this is the new Venus..... with 50 microns resolution.... cool!!!!!!!!
Monday, March 28, 2011
This weekend I decided to compare the results of my Homemade High Resolution 3d Printer (I need find better name, this one is too long) with the existing low costs FDM printers (kits). I am huge fan of the FDM kits and I think they are great but they can't deliver professional results.
I have printed the objects with 50 microns (this is so good that I can't see myself printing on 100 micros again... :-) )
Take a look on the pics....
Okay, I don't need to tell you that my whistle is the second one....
Another one.... the first picture is the FDM object and the last two pics from my Printer.
BTW, I will upload a video this week.
PS: Sorry that I haven't be able to answer the comments as I have been too busy... I will try next weekend.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Sorry, I have been quite busy to and did not have time to post the news...
I have some amazing results to share with you... great resolution of 50 micros and printing speed - 3.5 cm per hour
Look the pics....
I will have some more news soon...
About the Project
I have been dreaming about having a 3D Printer at home for many years, but the ones with good quality are not affordable and the low costs just deliver poor quality. Sounds crazy but I decided to build a high resolution 3D Printer by myself at home (people actually said that I was crazy and this was impossible). The funny thing I never saw this type of machines in real life, and still haven’t seen one besides the one I built.
Now that I succeed building the first prototype, the target is to bring this low cost 3D Printer to every home, so we are developing the first affordable one with high resolution.
I hope you enjoy our blog, follow us and you can have this printer in your home soon.