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Another Dutch 3D printer - LIKE ! [message #43859] Sun, 12 February 2012 07:37 UTC Go to next message
avatar dizingof  is currently offline dizingof
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2 Months after i've bought the reprappro(.com) "Huxley".. i'm still tinkering with it.. troubleshooting.. and it looks like this headache isn't going to be over anytime soon...

The website owners screwed up really bad on the assembly instructions that caused customers to waste so much time doing the wrong things... Only after my complaints and others the whole instructions pages were revised ... the software was updated so the X motor is on the left side (per instructions) not on the right side.. as shown on the promotion campaign...
The electronics board firmware had also to be updated since the board left the manufacturer with a wrong resistor .. etc.. etc..

Overall a Bad Bad experience ...

(That's what's known as an "early adopters" experience.. i bought it mainly because Dr Adrian Bowyer, the inventor of the Reprap 3D printer, was behind it... only he failed to build one and double check it before shipping to customers.. )




Anyway.. i just stumbled on this new Dutch 3D printer called Felix.. and i have to say it looks very promising:

Claim of an easy 2 to 6 hours for full assembly!... - not days/week/s!

Ready made Aluminum frame... - not gazillion of metal rods ,bolts, washers and screws...

Larger build area !

0.35mm nozzle (all other repraps use 0.5mm)

799 Euro.


Videos:
http://www.felixprinters.com/media.html


Will have to wait for reviews thou.. before considering it..












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Re: Another Dutch 3D printer - LIKE ! [message #43861 is a reply to message #43859 ] Sun, 12 February 2012 08:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi.
Sorry to hear of your trouble with the Huxley, but thanks for sharing, I was thinking about getting one myself even though I'm not too keen on FDM, I still think it would be pretty cool to have a 3D Printer!

That's the thing with these Desktop 3D Printers, nearly all the ones I've seen are FDM, I'm just waiting for there to be a Desktop SLS Machine (Affordable), that'll make me happy!

That Printer looks very simple/almost elegant, better than the RepRap, but then again the RepRap is designed to be built with some self replicating parts so it can't be as simply designed as that one.

Thanks,
Tom.
Re: Another Dutch 3D printer - LIKE ! [message #43867 is a reply to message #43861 ] Sun, 12 February 2012 12:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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underitall wrote on Sun, 12 February 2012 08:08

Hi.
Sorry to hear of your trouble with the Huxley, but thanks for sharing, I was thinking about getting one myself even though I'm not too keen on FDM, I still think it would be pretty cool to have a 3D Printer!

That's the thing with these Desktop 3D Printers, nearly all the ones I've seen are FDM, I'm just waiting for there to be a Desktop SLS Machine (Affordable), that'll make me happy!

That Printer looks very simple/almost elegant, better than the RepRap, but then again the RepRap is designed to be built with some self replicating parts so it can't be as simply designed as that one.

Thanks,
Tom.


"a reprap replicates another reprap" is bull ! (pardon my french)

At best its a nice Academic slogan that goes nicely with a cup of tea and a biscuit...! Rolling Eyes

If these guys want to kick off the second industrial revolution they should use the first one to manufacture mass pre-calibrated,easy to assemble Laser-cut / Aluminum / cast ABS frames for starters ..

It was a nightmare to assemble the Huxley...!


printrbot.com is an excellent example of such thinking...




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Re: Another Dutch 3D printer - LIKE ! [message #43870 is a reply to message #43867 ] Sun, 12 February 2012 14:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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dizingof wrote on Sun, 12 February 2012 12:55


If these guys want to kick off the second industrial revolution they should use the first one to manufacture mass pre-calibrated,easy to assemble Laser-cut / Aluminum / cast ABS frames for starters ..



go on then........


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Re: Another Dutch 3D printer - LIKE ! [message #43871 is a reply to message #43870 ] Sun, 12 February 2012 14:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Felix printer looks nice, wonder if it is open source as well?
Very similar to that one is a printer recently made by Barton Dring, see http://buildlog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1035

Looks beautiful and very, very clean.

The only thing I don't particularly like is build platforms that move in x, y or both directions.

[Updated on: Sun, 12 February 2012 14:57 UTC]



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Re: Another Dutch 3D printer - LIKE ! [message #44263 is a reply to message #43871 ] Tue, 21 February 2012 13:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cool!

I just learned that they are just 3km away from our office in The Netherlands! Cool


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Re: Another Dutch 3D printer - LIKE ! [message #44448 is a reply to message #44263 ] Fri, 24 February 2012 22:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"I just learned that they are just 3km away from our office in The Netherlands!"

Hello Michell
Have you by chance paid a visit to FelixPrinters?
I am about to buy one, only have to obtain the total money!
Re: Another Dutch 3D printer - LIKE ! [message #44948 is a reply to message #44448 ] Tue, 06 March 2012 12:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Alex,

Unfortunately not.
As we have a Ultimaker here in the office, we haven't thought about visiting them.

3D printers for at home is not really the quality Shapeways is looking for.

But I'll try to visit it one day in the upcoming weeks!
Re: Another Dutch 3D printer - LIKE ! [message #44966 is a reply to message #44948 ] Tue, 06 March 2012 18:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh I see. Ok, if you have a chance to visit Guillaume at Felix printers I will be very interested to know what you think as I am new to 3D modeling and 3D printers but want to make lots of models for my mini science museum project for kids (gears, propellers and the like) with more quality than plasticine. Felix is very good price but I wonder if I will be able to make what I want. I have to investigate about PLA more as printer is not standar for ABS) and I have a Mac so no easy talk to printer either.
Re: Another Dutch 3D printer - LIKE ! [message #49985 is a reply to message #44966 ] Mon, 18 June 2012 21:55 UTC Go to previous message
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I got one today, though I didn't have to assemble it Smile I printed 3 models and all did very well for first prints.

First impressions:
http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Blog:DKS/Felix_3D_printer_arr ived
http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Felix_3D_printer

Of course, after one day and without owning all the other 20+ 3D models I can't tell if the Felix is the best choice. It's certainly a good choice Smile

To answer 3 questions:
* PLA is better for schools: No stinking ABS that may potentially be harmful if inhaled. Easier printing of larger structures.
* It works with any 1.75 PLA filament. ABS should work too (but I didn't try and don't want to right now)
* The Felix design is not open source, but the board is. That means that it runs with "normal" g-code and that you can use any opensource slicer program. Currently, the open source Repetier-Host control software is recommended and it runs either skeinforge or Slic3r

- Daniel
PS: A "slicer" program will translate a model to machine code and the control program allows to load/run machine code and do a few other things.

 
   
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