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The 3D Printing Area is located on the top floor of Lansing Makers Network.
Zone Steward: Tim Schmidt
3D Printing Zone Tools / Equipment
- promote the use of 3D printing technologies within the makerspace - software, hardware, and 3D printed products
- showcase the makerspace's 3D printing
- collect / adapt / develop a training curriculum
- inventory and document printers on this page, linking to firmware, modified parts, etc.
- create real-life tags, with a spot to write-in the issue, and a way to affix them to an item
- organize group-purchase filament orders
- establish a regular meeting schedule
- establish LMN-purchased stock, which can be paid for per-print via Cura / Repetier cost estimation
- purchase / install fast-heating bed heaters on all printers: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/191353869307?lpid=82
- maintain two or more working 3D printers at all times.
- 3D print a buildlog.net laser cutter rotational axis: http://www.buildlog.net/blog/2011/04/open-source-rotational-adapter-part-1/
- Progress: not started
- (unclaimed): download the assembly STEP file, and export each printed part into an STL http://www.buildlog.net/wiki/doku.php?id=rotational
- (unclaimed): print parts
- (unclaimed): assemble and install in laser, connect motor to electronics
- (unclaimed): modify laser cutter firmware for rotational axis
- Get the Makerfarm printing reliably
- Progress: Hot end installed and tested. Extruding works!
- Question: New hot end topped out at 206 degrees, is that a firmware issue?
- Progress: Jerry Fahner: Longer (blue) probe arm installed, arm angles and offsets determined, firmware reflashed, test print completed. Standard MakerFarm thermister table used but seems to work OK.
- (unclaimed): Some tuning needed with Y-stop. The test print caused chatter when homing Y.
- (unclaimed): Fan over-cools hot end. A piece of tape on fan helped but a shroud is needed. Reversing fan may help.
- Progress: Joe Zimmerman: soaked magma hotend in acetone, cleaned with fire, polished and is soaking again in the glass container.
- Refurbish the solidoodle 2 3D printer
- Looking for someone to help with the completion of this project.
- Progress: Joe Zimmerman has started another design for laser-cut base to contain power supply, MEGA / Ramps, Solid State Relay, Terminal Block etc. A mount for the electronics, and LCD also needs to be created, possibly into the front of the base.
- (unclaimed): laser cut a test to verify that the dimensions are correct, then laser cut the final version - ply? acrylic?
- (unclaimed): install power supply, electronics, LCD
- (claimed): run motor and hotend wiring
- A crimper and ends to put new ends on the motors and existing wiring are at the space.
- The fan will need a DC-DC power step down converter which is on hand at the space, but needs to be set for 12volts
- (unclaimed): laser cut improved magnetic side walls
- Build a Wolfstock extra-large Delta 3D printer
- Progress: Collecting parts
- (unclaimed): print two motor brackets
- (unclaimed): pull 3 NEMA-23 motors from the parts area
- (unclaimed): acquire makerslide
- Improve the frame of the Rostock by replacing it's MDF with aluminum extrusion. Some 3D printed parts may need to be replaced.
- Progress: establish bill of materials
- (unclaimed): print http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:516447/