Friday, May 18, 2007


Printing the polymer pump

I've been pretty quiet these last few days what with getting the firmware/control panel interface working for the new axes reset auto-calibration scheme that Adrian suggested that I try. It's all pretty much working now and appears to be incredibly more reliable than the mass of patches and fudge factors that I was using before.

With the positioning problems largely solved I took on the problems of making solid objects. The shot glass didn't really count since it was a shell, not unlike the flask that Vik down in Auckland just made of PLA. I've taken on the making of a polymer pump as the first solid object print job for Tommelise.

Over the past few weeks I've discovered that there is a lot more involved in printing solid objects than I'd suspected before.

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