Archive for the 'RepRap' Category

It’s Official, 3d Printing is Now a Thing

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

With the announcement that Mattel is producing a 3d printer, 3d printing has gone completely mainstream. This is not a bad thing. My only question is: “What took them so long?”

Why the Mendel Parts are Not Finished

Monday, October 11th, 2010

I’ve been working with Johnrpm on the Reprap forum on a DIY, single nozzle, drop on demand, inkjet print head. The print head itself was designed and built by Johnrpm, whereas I’ve been testing it with different nozzles and approaches to making it work reliably as a drop-on-demand device. It is constructed using a piezo […]

“Just One Word: RepRap”

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

With apologies to The Graduate. Years ago I was very interested in 3D computer graphics. This was back in the late 80s and early 90s when Silicon Graphics reigned supreme and simply being able to rotate a Phong-shaded object on the screen in real-time was a pretty impressive achievement. Today, of course, the cheapest computer […]