On a whim I decided to push our 0.5mm nozzle and see exactly what the biggest layer height it could achieve whilst retaining print quality is. The idea was to speed up printing large objects that do not require high resolution, but the results were an interesting textured effect that I rather like. Continue reading Unexpected Texture Effect
Our Mendel has been printing successfully in the study for a while now, but how will it fare on the road? We decided to take it on a jaunt to the office to test its metal…
Sadly, switching to ReplicatorG after experiencing problems calibrating the RepRap Host software wasn’t the golden bullet I had been hoping for, although it looks like Skeinforge is the way to go after all. Continue reading Oh ReplicatorG, I had such high hopes!
After spending the weekend getting sub-optimal prints using the RepRap host software and trying without success to understand the various settings for calibration, I have given up on it for reasons I will expand upon. Skeinforge seems to be very popular with the 3D Printing community, but it is quite intimidating with hordes of different settings! So I have plucked for ReplicatorG, which as I understand it has a nice friendly interface, with all the power of Skeinforge behind the scenes. Let’s see how I get on.