Monday, March 28, 2011

High Resolution compared to FDM Kit

Hi Guys,

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.

Cheers,

Junior

PS: Sorry that I haven't be able to answer the comments as I have been too busy... I will try next weekend.

26 comments:

  1. Oh, that's sexy!

    Have you switched to a different epoxy?

    Are you still using the same machine you were before?

    How have you modified it?

    What's the software like?

    Are you using the RepRap electronics?

    Is it just the projector taking an HDMI signal and then a single stepper to move the one axis?

    Could you publish a basic parts list for the setup? Maybe a basic setup guide? Maybe start a wiki page on rhttp://reprap.org for it?

    Has anyone else tried to build one yet?

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  2. Here's some name ideas.

    Light Printer
    3D Laser Printer (Not really accurate, but still cool)
    Optical Mass Printer
    Optical Resin Printer

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  3. Hi,

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions for names.. :-)

    Yes, I am using same printer, no change at all... the resolution is now configurable from 50 or 100 microns. Could be less but not necessary.

    I am trying big number of resins.

    I will post the building details later as I am preparing some documents.

    Cheers,

    Jr

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  4. Do you have further details on how you built this? Parts list? Plans?

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  5. That looks great! I'm curious, how strong are the resin parts compared to ABS?

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  6. Hi Tony,

    they are same hardness as ABS. There are different materials you can use, color, hardness, temperature resistance, etc.

    Regards,

    Jr

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  7. Hi mccwho,

    I am preparing the documentation of the printer and will provide some news about that soon.

    Regards,

    Junior

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  8. I'm speechless anytime you post the results of your HMHR3DP ;)

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  9. It looks really great! I am trying to build a different type of 3d printer with UV curable materials. Could you share the know-how for making materials?
    Henry.

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  10. Fala Júnior!!! Mandou bem demais, como sempre! A resolução nem se compara! Chama ela de 3D-HD Printer, hehehehe... abraço!

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  11. OMG this will be another future for 3d printer users!!! I will be waiting for the note of making this 3d printer!!!

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  12. This printer is outstanding. I'm waiting for some info and how to make such good resolution printer, so i can make statuette/figurine for my RC models and have minimum work on finishing them.

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  13. hi ,im impressed of you produkt its amazing
    i want build also a printer like that
    greetings from Belgium

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  14. Great work!

    Call it "Replicator" or "Sans Moule" (without molding), if you need help for creating a logotype (or with the electronics) just send me an e-mail.

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  15. I very much liked to see my whistle design printed in high resolution! It looks absolutlely stunning. Does it work as expected?

    I'd love to get my hands on one of these high resolution whistles :)

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  16. That's really nice...great job!

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  17. I love it, where can I order one?

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  18. hello is this project still running?
    hope it is not dead.
    i realy wanna build one.
    when will be added on kikstarter?

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  19. dude, get a kickstarter going so you can get rich and we can all have your printer ;), the other guy who did a kick starter for his mini 3d printer got 830,000. I will personally donate anuf to get a print like yours :D.

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  20. Nice content, I trust this is a nice blog. Wish to see fresh content next time. Thanks for sharing this post with us. Keep it up.spice incense

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  21. 3D printing is also known as desktop fabrication or additive manufacturing, it is a prototyping process whereby an real object is created from a 3D design.Just don't forget to think of low cost franchise printers for they don't really give you the same edge capture.

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  22. ABS FDM's are extremely long-term stable. How stable are your outputs?

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  23. What a great post with nice details. Can i print Plastic cards by any laser printer?

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  24. Thank you very much for the great tutorial..hoping to be able to make it soon..:)Plastic cards Printing

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  25. i guess you had this question but:
    the white whistle looks poopy. or it must be relief? im looking forward in buying 3d printer and want to get it with multi material posibilities in reasonable price. i saw many other FDM pictures where it looked really good. what type (SHS, FDM ect) and model you would advice?

    BIG THANKS

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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.

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