First tests of the Metal 3D printer

Finally,

The day of our first tests has come. We managed to print a few very straight lines and even stack one line on top of another. The control over the welding torch however is still done by a manual switch, since the software is not quite finished yet.

We hope you’ll enjoy this little video of our first few tests.

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More tests for quality improvement and printing software will follow soon.

3D metal printer project: A quick introduction

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Hello dear followers,

We’ve started a 3D metal printer project, and we hope you will be as enthusiastic as we are! In the upcoming 5 weeks we will guide you through the process of designing, building and developing an open source metal 3D printer. We aim for a printer that is accessible to a wide amount of people, while still producing good prints. The project started out by analysing our source of inspiration, the Open-source metal 3-D printer by the Michigan Technological University. Throughout the project we will publish our results wrapping things up with a post on recommendations to guide others.

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