[Blabber] Recommendation for large format printer

Antonio diveblends at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 23:34:27 UTC 2015


I remember seeing somewhere (but never tested) a SW that would split the
file for you creating joints so that you could easily glue it together. Was
free but then I think someone patented the process and now I can't seem to
find it anymore.

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 9:02 AM, David Reeves <drreeves at gmail.com> wrote:

> Honestly, if it works well then I'd say stick with the Simple and glue
> smaller pieces together to make larger ones. It won't be much faster to
> print it all in one go, and if anything slower in the long run because huge
> prints actually often end up costing more because they have an increased
> chance to fail before they're complete. I haven't heard of a consumer
> printer of large format that is reliably capable of that accuracy yet, but
> I'd be interested to hear about it too!
>
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 12:43 AM, John O'Brien <jweob at cantab.net> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone
>>
>> A friend who is doing fluid dynamics research on porous structures has
>> started using a printrbot simple to make his test pieces. It has worked
>> well for him but he is after something that can make much bigger pieces
>> (50cm x 50cm x 50cm build volume) with reasonable accuracy (~0.3mm). Does
>> anyone have any suggestions for large format printers?
>>
>> He's looked at the gigabot (https://re3d.org/gigabot/) but the reviews
>> are mixed.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> John
>>
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