It has been a month of good progress within our Reprap 3D printing project. Within another month we hope to have three Repraps running. Several of us have picked up knowledge from our first printer and are starting to understand many issues related to how to run them efficiently, and what sort of objects they are best at printing, etc.
|Mork (Reprap #1, the Green 3D machine)|
Mork has undergone quite a significant amount of rebuild to fix various performance issues that have materialised over the past couple of months. Mork has gone from unusable to almost fixed, and we expect to have it fully performing again shortly. It is still a mess of wires and loose cables, but at least it is functional. Some of the issues we have addressed and hopefully fixed are :
|Mega Mindy (Reprap #2 aka “The Big Pink”)|
Construction began on Wednesday 18th July, after most of the parts required were laid out at the Space.
It was suggested, discussed, and agreed on night to increase its base dimensions, ie the triangular frame,
We are still missing about a dozen printable parts and will need to get more pink PLA for this.
|Vader (Reprap #3 – Grey and black)|
This printer is Steve Daltons, but it is being built slowly and steadily as a group effort so far. Construction began late June. So far at least six members have spent time in its construction, with much communication occurring both onsite and on our mailing list, to ensure that this printer is well built.