The eMAKER Huxley beta program crowd funding campaign has only been underway a few days, but it has already generated some critical interest.
One query that people often have about the RepRap 3D printing process is what happens when the machine has finished printing the object. Well I thought I would just publish a short post to show how the parts are removed from the machine, and how they look and function. The parts shown here are functional parts, in fact they are Z axis motor mounts for Prusa Mendel kits for the master class we are hosting is Bath this summer. I would like to print some more artistic objects, but these will have to wait a few more days until we have one more eMAKER Huxley up and running.
The above video, although not the best definition, gives an idea of the speed at which the machine prints in order to produce good quality prints. The clip also demonstrates the fact that parts generally do not require cleaning up or reaming post printing. In this case, the 8mm threaded rod is a nice fit in the holes running the length of the part.
The photos below give a closer view of the parts as they came off the machine
Of course many people for whom this technology would be beneficial will not be interested in printing parts for other machines, so we will endeavour to print parts which showcase this 3D printing technology as soon as the next machine is commissioned.
If you like what you see, don’t forget to check out our beta program on indiegogo here.