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Lulzbot Upgraded and Unboxed

Lulzbot Upgraded and Unboxed

We reviewed Aleph Object’s Lulzbot AO-100 in our Ultimate 3D Printing Guide where it scored highly in several categories. The freshly upgraded AO-101 promises to make this capable machine even better! Check out the latest unboxing video for a comprehensive list of the updates and how it compares to the previous model.

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Prusa Twofer: Monogrammed 3D-printed Whistles + Getting Started w/RepRap Sample Chapter

Prusa Twofer: Monogrammed 3D-printed Whistles + Getting Started w/RepRap Sample Chapter

Josef Prusa, designer of the Prusa Mendel, created a Python script to generate code for 3d-printed whistles with the initials of 150 conference attendees at INFOTRENDY. And to celebrate, he’s posted a sample chapter from his upcoming MAKE/O’Reilly book, Getting Started with RepRap: Only thing I was waiting for, was right conference with not too […]

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Adorable Mini Printer Has All-Printable Frame

Adorable Mini Printer Has All-Printable Frame

Spotted in the MAKE Flickr Pool, John Biehler’s excellent photo of a tiny prototype fused-filament 3D printer designed and built by Fraser Valley RepRap User Group member “Brad,” aka Sublime. Brad’s posted a detailed description on one of his personal blogs and on the RepRap wiki, but hasn’t published the physibles yet. The “vitamins” ( […]

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FDM Printing With Polycarbonate

FDM Printing With Polycarbonate

Rich was curious about printing with polycarbonate (PC), but couldn’t find any definitive answers to his questions online. So he bought a roll of 1.6mm PC filament and started experimenting, and his reports are fairly glowing. PC melts hotter than ABS or PLA, is more rigid, and comes out of the printer cloudy, which some have suggested may be due to atmospheric moisture.

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RepRap Family Tree

RepRap Family Tree

Of interest to desktop industrialists and infographics connoisseurs alike, this visual history of RepRap forks from Thingiverse user watsdesign. More details are available on the RepRap wiki, and, naturally, a poster is for sale.

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