Just a follow-up, I was able to replace the glass on my printing bed along with adding a sheet of PEI to protect it from future breakage. I found that the PEI did provide a suitable surface to print on as long as
the print wasn’t too tall. At taller heights, I had to either use gluestick or a brim to keep the parts in place. The details and finish of the parts were very nice and the clean-up was simple. Overall, (other that the grip tape) I find this to be a superb filament that is VERY easy to work with and has given me some really nice details.
I look forward to trying more of this filament in the future and continuing to experiment with it. Thank you for the opportunity to try it!
I work in the middle of black magic and computational chaos. What I love to do is encourage people through the use of technology. That desire can entail many things. It can be creating beautiful or awe-inspiring artwork with 3d scanning or 3d printing. It can be creating tools that allow artist or explorers to achieve their dreams. Or it could be teaching people how technology is nothing to be feared but embraced.
Every day I produce amazing things only because I work in concert with groups of talented people. I understand my role in organizations or projects to be that of a person who is responsible to ensure that the team is equipped to perform our task, obstacles are mitigated so that we as creators can excel, and that amazing things are made.
I specialize in the collaboration between art and new technology. I am knowledgeable in a
myriad of different 3d printing and additive manufacturing techniques and methods. I also constructed my own advanced 3d scanners in cooperation with University of Kentucky’s Center for Visualization & Virtual Environments. I am familiar with many 3rd party scanners as well. Recently I have been asked to speak to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers regarding the adoption of 3d technologies in the art and entertainment arenas. My goal has always been to advance the ways humans create by using these new methods (and even developing some new ones).
I would love to encourage you too. Let me know how I can help.
I also blog at www.behold3d.wordpress.com or you can follow my twitter feed at www.twitter.com/behold3d
Jeff Zepp-American 3D Printer
American 3D Printing is your retail headquarters for 3D printing, scanning, copying, design, and equipment sales. Our clean, spacious, well-lit store showcases our printers, filament, scanners and items we’ve made. Come in for a free sample, and watch our printers build!
You can bring us your 3D file and we’ll make it for you. Bring us an object you’d like replicated and we’ll make you a copy, or however many copies you want. Or we’ll scan it and modify it, like put your face on it, embossed lettering or your logo. Make it bigger or smaller, add to it or remove something.That’s the beauty of 3D printing is the endless customization along with the ability to replicate your creation.
We tested the white Orbium filament and Spyder Grip on a Tiko and a Makerbot Replicator 2. We did several small prints on each one, a large on the Tiko (rocket), and two large on the Makerbot (robot head pieces).
The filament was very easy to work with, extremely low odor, it fed cleanly into the machines, and we were VERY satisfied with the prints.
The Tiko is a discontinued delta printer, but its extruder gets up to 250 degrees, and we felt it would be a good way to test the filament on a “low-end” printer. The filament worked well, and other Tiko owners we showed the pics to be impressed that we were able to get such high quality prints out of it. We printed several test prints (small hexoganal shapes) and the rocket.
The Makerbot Replicator tests went very smoothly, the prints we did were ones we have done using PLA, and the Orbium is a LOT stronger than PLA. We printed one at 250 degrees and one at 255 degrees, and didn’t notice that much of a difference in the resulting prints
We took a hammer and chisel to one of the rockets and it felt like it was solid. The PLA one easily cracked with one or two strikes.
We plan on testing the filament on a few more printers, but wanted to get these results to you ASAP.
One more from the Makerbot- this one had hinges and was printed as one piece. Nozzle temp- 250
The filament really feels like ABS, without the toxic gas smell…
Here’s a quick video of Ray’s robot exploring the MakerFaire and a spontaneous musical situation that developed: