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Castor wheel

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:04 am
by wilsonj
I recently had a large job for a customer, consisting of about 32 parts, many of which were over 200g. I chewed through 4.5 rolls in 10 days of 24/7 printing. At the end there was approximately 1kg or waste from rafts and support!

Here is a picture of the largest part which I had to split in two due to its size. It was printed at .2mm but maximum fill. Each side took around 12-15 hours. One side weighed 300g the other 320g, making the wheel once glued 620g. This is the largest print I've ever done on the UP.

There was a small amount of warp which had to be sanded, but not bad for such a large part. All prints were done in an enclosure to reduce warp and lifting.

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The finished part.

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Re: Castor wheel

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:40 am
by roller
Time to build a filastruder and start recycling that waste. Sounds like you will pay off a system in no time.

Re: Castor wheel

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:19 am
by wilsonj
Hehe yeah not a great ratio at 1kg waste per 5kg printed.

Re: Castor wheel

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:29 am
by roller
With Mini (before software levelling) I wasted something like 1.5 kg out of 2Kg printed ... so I understand the feeling of dismay. That was even harder coming form 100% repraps were I'd be upset with 20% waste ... 75% was intolerable ... but happy with my plus these days though I would love to recycle my support material.