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UR 3D Printing in the News – Collegian and PBS

Just this week, there were was a newspaper article and a videobyte about UR 3D printing.  The first is an article in The Collegian about the new (Solidoodle 3) UR CTLT 3D printer with a focus on Professor Fiona Ross’ … Continue reading

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3D Printing Filament Tool

Update: See updated design and photo of the prototype that can automatically feed at the end of this post (I have not yet tested heating). As much excitement as there is around the 3Doodler kickstarter project, it turns out that … Continue reading

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Large Print Test for Solidoodle 3

Although I ran a few small successful tests, this print job was meant to test quality for larer prints. You may notice a couple small objects printed in the back. Overall, the three objects filled about 6″x6″ on the platform … Continue reading

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TLC Staff Create SketchUp Designs

For demonstrating proficiency with SketchUp, the TLC staff were asked to create SketchUp models of spatial objects around campus such as a component of a building or fountain. The staff were asked to spend only 6-7 hours on the project. … Continue reading

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I Love the TLC

Want a custom 3D-printed “I ♥ [Heart] TLC” magnet?  While supplies last, the TLC will be giving them away for those coming to the Technology Learning Center on Valentine’s Day to work on their academic projects. 

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Exhaust Design

Although there is nothing toxic about 3D printing with ABS (check out an MSDS for ABS and research posts such as http://www.instructables.com/id/Is-3D-Printing-Safe-or-DIY-Testing-for-HCN-from-/ ), it does have some odor.  The magnitude can be reduced by enclosing the printer (presumably giving the volatiles … Continue reading

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Solidoodle 3 First Printing

After setting up the printer using Solidoodle’s settings for Repetier , I proceeded to level the build platform, test its flatness, and proceed to the first test print.  The platform was found to be about 0.04″ (~1mm) out of level.  Once … Continue reading

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Solidoodle 3 Unboxing and First Reactions

I gotta hand it to Solidoodle.  They have really upped their game for getting down to the 8-10 week order lead time.  I ordered the Solidoodle on November 23, and it arrived on February 1.  In fact, it showed up … Continue reading

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Solidoodle 3 Printer Has Arrived

I was not aware that the Solidoodle, 3rd generation model, that we ordered mid-November was one of their first orders.  The company added that the new printers would begin shipping January 30, and ours arrived 2 days later.  Here is … Continue reading

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Update on New UR CTLT Solidoodle Printer

Well, it’s been almost 2 months since the Solidoodle printer (version 2) arrived.  No matter how well it now performs, one must suspect that such a long wait would make the reader think the Solidoodle is not a good printer. … Continue reading

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