KautzCraft Dimensional Print is about to embark on a new 3D printing journey. Staying with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), we have just ordered the new Snapmaker J1 IDEX printer. (SJ1)
Presently it is a pre-order purchase status. Its been in development for at least two years that I can determine. Originally a Kickstarter startup called the Jadelabo by some folks that left Snapmaker to create an IDEX printer. They then realized they really needed some “big brother” design and especially marketing help and returned to Snapmaker, renaming the design the J1. (The J probably from the original name.)
A story about an Elephant and a Bear.
Cetus is supposed to be a whale. This story reads more like a Circus animal act. Somewhat entertaining (I like to solve problems) but not something I would go out of my way to experience again. Watching whales is always popular.
On a Friday, I opened my Tiertime UP Studio3 V. 3.2.5 to slice a new .STL file and then make a 3D print. Blocking access to executing the application was an offer to upgrade to the new version V3.2.7. That seemed like a good idea.
I don’t know if this is a first ever, but it is a first for me.
I have combined 3d FDM plastic printing with LASER engraving. Combining two of my current interests.
I realized after studying LASER engraving and cutting, that plastic is a popular medium to cut and engrave, But I haven’t seen or heard it suggested for use with 3D printed plastic.
So I set about seeing what works and what doesn’t when combining LASER power with printed plastics.
Not an earth-shaking Cetus2 post. Just keeping my mind busy and protoCetus2 busy doing SOMETHING other than waiting... :)
This is Tweety. I posted her/him on T-Verse long ago. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2951665
I wanted to see how a 150 micron print would do on the Cetus2. Not too shabby.
Tweety is a low-poly sculpture and lots of support. So we don't have a perfect surface. Don't blame the finish bumps on Cetus2. That's not the point. I wanted to see how printing with 0.150mm layers and the 0.40mm nozzle would get along. Absolutely no problems is the answer.
This Tweety was enlarged to 150mm height. Print time 8 hours at "normal" speed. 63.4 grams finished weight. 74.5 grams predicted because of support. 3 perimeters and 20% infill. I don't DO super light infills.
This is a 50/50 mix (nozzle #3). Light and a darker yellow. At this resolution the color mix is very complete as I can see no shading around Tweety.
Tweety is having a "puddy-tat" discussion with a couple of Grumpies.