Recipes

Every good calibration starts with a pile of new materials, a daunting task, a ridiculous timeline, and our favorite ingredient…caffeine.     How many of these ingredients are for the tester and how many for the printer? The gummy worms, sour straws and energy drinks were for the Humans. The jello, alginate, bone meal, laxatives, […]

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  Based on the interest and comments that these articles have been receiving it seems prudent to offer up more in depth content. The focus here is the “how to”… the raw data will come later. Sprueing:   Old School   New School   How do you sprue? Well, to quote a friend and mentor […]

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bowman on October 3rd, 2014

For the past year we have been busy building, testing, documenting and refining the process of taking 3D printed parts and using “Lost PLA” burnout to cast for parts for more robust applications. The documentation is bordering 100+pages, with 20+ pages of brute force data. We will try to keep it simple, show off with […]

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bowman on July 4th, 2012

A Cookie Recipe that is Printable, Bake-able, Edible 1  cup of flour ½ cup of powdered sugar Mix thouroughly 1  stick of butter ½ cup of honey 1  teaspoon of vanilla ¼ – ½ teaspoon of salt (optional) Makes 10-15 50cc syringes print with Green luer lock. Bake 7-12 minute @ 350 degrees F for Greg […]

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bowman on May 9th, 2012

Some people say work smart, not hard. But, I am incredibly lazy, so I don’t want to work at all. That said; The 3D printing community is working way to hard on designing complex parts. They are really good parts, but they take work to produce.  I want to help you guys out with a […]

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barnett on July 17th, 2011

A Basic Recipe for Off Road Powder Printing A used 400 class Z Corp printer (@ fine internet auction sites) USG HydroPerm Rice wine/Sake Used BC-20 ink cartridges   (@ fine internet auction sites) Clean up the used 400.  Add HydroPerm.  Fill the binder reservoir with rice wine.  Do not self-print (i.e., drink the sake binder) […]

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ganter on June 20th, 2011

As our quarter winds down, we can start to breath again.     There are so many projects running  in the Solheim Additive Manufacturing lab this school term, it is difficult to keep an exact count. We’d like to take this moment to spot light some work that was initially done over three years ago and was […]

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ganter on March 21st, 2011

All I could hear was the old jingle which was associated with a certain company’s Iced Tea product and its marketing campaign. We continue with our quest to experiment with a wide variety of materials for 3DP. Our previous materials were presented in: Bone Yard Salty Parts Here is another result from our Advanced RP/RM […]

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ganter on March 17th, 2011

We continue with our quest to experiment with a wide variety of materials for 3DP. Our previous material was presented in: Bone Yard In our Advanced RP/RM (rapid prototyping/rapid manufacturing) course, I was discussing the course requirements. One our of requirements is an independent research project and report to be undertaken in teams of two […]

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admin on March 10th, 2011

We continue our quest to experiment with a wide variety of materials for 3DP.  This story starts almost one year ago.   While teaching our Advanced RP/RM (rapid prototyping/rapid manufacturing) course,  I was discussing the course requirements.   One our of requirements is an independent research project and report to be undertaken in teams of two (the […]

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