Click on the picture above for more information about the DARwIn-mini.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

3D Printing a DARwIn-OP in Aluminum by Shapeways.

I have been trying out Shapeway's aluminum 3d pilot program. Below is the first part that I printed out. This is part number 13 of the DARwIn-OP brackets or the hip / ankle bracket. As you can see this is an awesome print.

Link to Shapeway's aluminum 3d pilot program.

I have priced out the DARwIn-OP and it will cost 3000.00 to print out the whole robot. Not too bad and the price should drop overtime.

If anyone wants a 3D printed version of the DARwIn-OP I can build you one for 9,500.00 USD plus shipping.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

XYZprinting's da Vinci 1.0 Junior

I was pleasantly surprised by this printer! It looks like a good designed and well manufactured 3D printer. Plus it is only 349.99 USD!   

Issues With Form1+ 3D Printer's Orange Cover!

Looks like the orange colored covers crack overtime along the bend lines of the cover.

This looks like both a design flaw and a manufacturing flaw to me. Bending of the plastic during manufacturing causes the plastic to crack overtime. If I had bought a 3200.00 dollar printer and saw this I would be very unhappy! A replacement cover costs over 50.00 dollars too.

This simple to fix issue has me wondering about the whole design of the printer? What other hidden issues and design flaws have not been address by Form1 Labs?

See pictures below.