Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Orcabot is back in town!!!!!!!

My trusty Orcabot had an inrtermittent problem with the bed heater and resulted in stopped builds.
I've since discover what it was:
Explanation below:

Decided to turn Orcabot onto it's belly (which was tricky and I thought it might have bit me!)
only to discover that the thick yellow wire of the heater held in by the Nylon grommet thingy was a bit bent and dark. This could mean only one thing.

I split open the pvc uncovering the exposed broken wire.
How could it have broken such a thick wire?
I know.....wear and tear it's called!
Bed moving backwards and forwards millions of times did it.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Rapidbot extruding fillament with bubbles in.

My new Rapidbot 3.0 is not extruding well.
As you can see from the picture it is coming out the hotend with bubbles in it.

Now I have read somewhere that it might be something to do with moisture in the air and filament getting too humid, but I have tried the same reel in my Orcabot and it works fine.

Anyway, going to post on Reprap forum to see if any one else has experienced the same effect.

In the out of focus video you can still see the offending air bubbles. Can I get a fix please?

Friday, 26 July 2013

Sumpod Delta on it's way

Sumpod delta 3dprinter with bigger capacity.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

20% off all 1st time orders

Summer is well and truly here. And with a new arrival of king george I am sure he will one day be getting a golden crown which has been made in a rapid prototyping machine.

Anyhow, this post was just a message to all newcomers to Magicmodel for a 20% reduction on 3d printed parts.

So if you need that cooker knob repaired or you have some nice sketchup designs that you want to bring into the real world then drop us an email