Video: Attempting our tallest Build at Robosavvy

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Video: Attempting our tallest Build at Robosavvy

Post by PedroR » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:56 pm

Post by PedroR
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:56 pm

Hi all

In this video we were attempting our tallest build with our Thing o Matic here at RoboSavvy. We tried printing part of the gothic cathedral that's available on thingverse (doing it on large scale).

The video is interesting in that it shows a few key points of the Thing o Matic:
- The MK6 Stepstruder is assembled and we show it in the video. We got ours as an Upgrade Kit, so it was mostly a matter of replacing the motor and doing some extra assembly work.

- The build is using "Support Material" an option which we haven't talked about much here on the forum but that's essential when printing designs with overhanging or suspended parts.

It means that if you're, for example printing a "T" vertically it will build a support structure bellow the "arms" of the "T" so that when it begins depositing material to build the largest part there will be a support underneath and the plastic won't just fall onto the platform.

This functionality is fully automatic. Once you select the option, the software calculates where support material is needed and prints accordingly.
Once the print is finished, the support material is easilly detached from the main shape.

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In this video we show off our Thing o Matic with the MK6 Plastruder and with the platform assembled as "Heated Build Platform" (not "Automated Build platform").

By removing the belt and ejection mechanism of the Automated Build platform and retaining heated build surface, you get some extras centimeters in build height.

The Video also shows the object being printed with the "Support Material" option enabled (see for example the "pillars" in the central of the gothic arches). Support plastic is deposited in such a way that it helps support overhanging parts of the build and can easily be removed once the Build is finished.
Hi all

In this video we were attempting our tallest build with our Thing o Matic here at RoboSavvy. We tried printing part of the gothic cathedral that's available on thingverse (doing it on large scale).

The video is interesting in that it shows a few key points of the Thing o Matic:
- The MK6 Stepstruder is assembled and we show it in the video. We got ours as an Upgrade Kit, so it was mostly a matter of replacing the motor and doing some extra assembly work.

- The build is using "Support Material" an option which we haven't talked about much here on the forum but that's essential when printing designs with overhanging or suspended parts.

It means that if you're, for example printing a "T" vertically it will build a support structure bellow the "arms" of the "T" so that when it begins depositing material to build the largest part there will be a support underneath and the plastic won't just fall onto the platform.

This functionality is fully automatic. Once you select the option, the software calculates where support material is needed and prints accordingly.
Once the print is finished, the support material is easilly detached from the main shape.

phpBB [media]


In this video we show off our Thing o Matic with the MK6 Plastruder and with the platform assembled as "Heated Build Platform" (not "Automated Build platform").

By removing the belt and ejection mechanism of the Automated Build platform and retaining heated build surface, you get some extras centimeters in build height.

The Video also shows the object being printed with the "Support Material" option enabled (see for example the "pillars" in the central of the gothic arches). Support plastic is deposited in such a way that it helps support overhanging parts of the build and can easily be removed once the Build is finished.
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