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Helpful expert advice for Slic3r!

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   Hey guys, my apologies I have been SWAMPED and have not had much time to actually sit down and give some helpful advice.

This week, I wanted to share with you a nifty little thing you can do with the latest Slic3r, called:

‘Variable Layer Height’.



Its basically just like it sounds.. this nifty little setting allows you to set variable layer heights throughout a single object!! Pretty friggin cool if you ask me..and I plan to definitely give this a test(will post pictures when done) here in the next week.

I can haz variable layer heights?

The variable layer height options are available by double clicking on a part name in the Plater window. This will cause a pop-up window to be displayed which contains two tabs. The first gives some information about the model, the second tab(fig. below) presents a table where each row defines a layer height for a particular range along the Z axis, given in millimeters…variable_layer_height_options_tab_2
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An additional feature of the variable layers height option is that by entering a zero( 0 ) for a range( 0mm – 10mm) that part of the model will not be printed. This could come in handy if you wanted to do a quick cut on a uneven base or whatever other curve balls STL files can throw at you.
>>>>>>> Here is the official Slic3r page regarding this option and how to correctly make use of it. <<<<<<<

If you have any advice on this topic, feel free to leave a message. I hope this helps some of you out there caught in the chase of flawless prints..

Have a great week everyone and stay tuned in for Mobious Robotics updates, tutorials and more, until next time..stay classy Reprap.

-papabur 🙂

 

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Breathing life back into Mobious Robotics…

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Hello world!

My apologies I have not been doing regular post’s for you guys for the last couple of month’s. I have been super busy working other jobs to get funds up to bring to you guys, the sE1X v2.0, by Mobious Robotics LLC.

The goal is to have it ready for launch within the next 60 days(early September) which means kits, kits and more kits. I will be joining local meetups to help promote my design and increase sales, as well as improve the website and over all appearance of Mobious Robotics LLC.

Thank you to all of you that have hung in there and helped me along the way, I appreciate you…now for some good stuff…

 

-papabur

papabur@mobious.org

 

 

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How to address the issues..Magma hotend (3mm-0.4mm)

LoHs magma demo

The Magma hot-end has gotten a very bad rep because of poor performance most likely from the job being rushed to try and save TrinityLabs LLC. If you happen to be oen of the ones to end up with a Magma hot-end and want to try and get it to function properly, well here is a walk-through of what another member in the Reprap community put together for it.

DSC01001 The Magma hot-end, broke down into 4 parts.DSC00998 The Magma assembled.

The Walk-through documentation linkhttp://hastebin.com/aleyefumis.vhdl (Thank you LoH for doing the research, much appreciated.)

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Mobo Roboto weekly Friday update for April 15th, 2016

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   Let me just start by saying, MAN WHAT A CRAZY (!!!) MONTH(*&!@

 

   So I started the month out with 2 refunds which drained most of my savings so needless to say, it has been a slow month for me(other then the MKS boards selling out quick! MORE COMING SOON W/ PRICE BREAK FOR REPRAP IRC COMMUNITY MEMBERS). I recently decided to try out some new control boards, because I had negative experiences with my previous choice, no biggie…for me anyways. 

   I started a new part-time job as a cashier he locally which will give me some extra funds to put into Mobious Robotics and help not only grow the company, but the community as well. This has unfortunately cut into my time spent working on my new 3D Printer designs and improvements to the sE1x, so I apologize in advance for you new guys who are now having to wait a day or two to get a response from me! I will try my best to communicate my availability days/times and, as always, I will be in the Reprap Google Hangout every Saturday at Noon(pacific) and I highly encourage new sE1X owners to try and make it if you can!

 I just got my order of 300x300mm silicone heaters that actually have a adhesive side as well as the thermistor already built in!!! I will have them up on the site today for you guys to check out…other then that I still have 1 sE1X v1.5(single extruder/ .4/1.75mm Jhead hotend) kit ready to ship and another one well on its way. I’m also still doing the $25.00 referral bonus for those of you who refer someone to Mobious Robotics and they purchase a sE1X, you will get 25 bucks via Paypal! 😀 😀 \o/ \o/


Alright, thats about it for now, I will be doing weekly posts from now on to let you all know whats going on over here at Mobious. As always, thanks for your time and happy printing!!!

-Terran ‘papabur’ Schatz  

The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.  A.E.

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(http://3ders.org) Injection molding meets 3D printing in this 300 piece 3D printed injection molding machine!

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“Is 3D printing a viable and affordable alternative to injection molding production?”

Original 3ders article on this debate..


 

 

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160331-injection-molding-meets-3d-printing-in-this-300-piece-3d-printed-injection-molding-machine.html

Awesome article pointed out to me by thews on IRC this morning. I thought it was worth sharing as this is a common debate in the reprap community as to which is quicker/better; 3d printing or injection molding?

Thank you thews for sharing this article with us! Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping in!

 

-Terran Schatz

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sE1X v1.5 VS. Fortus 450mc !!!!

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Check out the amazing results below Chris Morewood was able to get with his sE1X v1.5(Running on a Smoothieboard 5xc). In the picture you’ll notice he points out a small flaw with the infill and the perimeters not quite touching in 2 spots but I think this is more a slicer config setting then the 3d printer/control board itself.

Thank you very much Chris ‘ChrisM37’ Morewood for this awesome comparison work and I look forward to seeing your future prints!!! Well done. 🙂

THE COMPARISON PHOTOS:
https://goo.gl/j3EzBr

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