- Feb 11, 2009
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Believe it or not - yes! It was printed in place and works perfectly upon removal from the printer. That's nothing, though. I've printed fairly complex geared mechanisms that work right off the printer bed. It's wild! So long as you design with certain limitations in mind regarding tolerance and angles, you can print functional moving and interlocking parts.Just curious - was this printed as one piece with joints in place, or two pieces snapped together?
And... nine hours??
Actually yes! Well... sort of. All of the parts for most if the big brands are open source and published so you can print all of those parts. Companies like Prusa use their own printers to print more printers.Can you print me a 3D printer Gad?
What would be in line with the current maker ideal of open-source, would be if people like you could make your printer available when you're not using it yourself. So, people out there that need something (or many things) printed would submit the job to the printer 'cloud' and it (they) would get produced on the next available machine.B
And yes - nine hours. 3D printing is an extraordinarily slow process, especially when printing with any sort of quality. This is why places that use this for prototyping and manufacturing actually have 3D printer "farms".
My printer (an Ultimaker S5) is capable of being farmed out of the box and when I submit a job it will look for next available printer. Very cool stuff.
Simply amazing.Actually yes! Well... sort of. All of the parts for most if the big brands are open source and published so you can print all of those parts. Companies like Prusa use their own printers to print more printers.
There are motors, circuit boards and such that have to be added, though.