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Building a RichRap 3dr - Part 3 - Assembling the frame

Now its beginning to look like it should

Building a RichRap 3dr - Part 3 - Assembling the frame

The next job was getting the extrusion into the printed part - what I hadn't realised was that the parts tend to have a slight lip on the first layer - this made fitting the extrusion into the part problematic. In the end I used a emery board to give the hole a slight outward chamfer, then the extrusion fitted in perfectly. I'll learn to do this in my clean up from now on.

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17-Apr-2015 Permanent Link

 

Building a RichRap 3dr - Part 2 - Swirling metal and sore fingers

And much more fiddly than I first thought

Building a RichRap 3dr - Part 2 - Swirling metal and sore fingers

As I write this I have spent around 5 hours I think building the printer - and I have completed the frame and the actuator - and my fingers don't want to see another hex key again for a few weeks. If I ever make another one of these I think I need to invest in a set of ball hex wrenches instead - as tightening the screws with the supplied keys and spanners was really fiddly.

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14-Apr-2015 Permanent Link

 

Building a RichRap 3DR - Part 1

My first journey into 3D printers

Building a RichRap 3DR - Part 1

I've recently got my hands on a 3DR 3D printer kit so I wanted to use a couple of posts documenting its build. I plumped for the 3DR as I had been after a 3D printer for a while but was concerned about having space to use it. When I saw the design of the 3DR, which is within a tall cylinder as opposed to the more traditional cube shape of the MakerBot I knew that this was the one that I had room for in the man cave.

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23-Mar-2015 Permanent Link

 

It's all about me...

I'm a 46 year old married father who works with websites for a living. Doing that for work means I dont often update this site, unless I can think of something useful to say. I mostly like taking photos - and most of my internet presence now will be related to that.

Something else?

Dont you find it ironic that people invest so much in bringing you to a website only to give you a list of links to take you elsewhere? So I'm not going to give you a list of my favourite haunts to send you away from this site.

(c) somewhere in space and time: M.Norman