I'm fine with people using the FilaBot
from the Kickstarter
, but we first have to work out how to get consistent filament. A major part of that will be to get a spooling system working so the stress on the extruded filament is consistent. It looks like the automatic spooling system that FilaBot was selling is sold out ( http://www.filabot.com/collections/comp ... ing-system
) but we might be able rig up our own system?
Also the temperature of the plastic can affect diameter it appears from test runs today during the Seward Art Crawl
event at the Hack Factory.
File comment: 3D printer table with FilaBot during the 2013 Seward Art Frolic event.
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The sparse instructions that came with the FilaBot say: "Set the temperature for the plastic that you are extruding and wait until the extruder is headed up. Only extrude when the desired temperature is reached. If temperature is not reached then it can damage mechanical components. the temperature controller measures a little lower than the actual temperature. ABS extruding temperature can range from 150C to 180C. PLA extruding temperature can range from 130C to 160C. Raising the temperature up and down to get the right setting will have to be done."
Filament sources: http://indhobbies.com http://OSPrintingLLC.com http://www.youtube.com/user/Filabot http://homebrew.stackexchange.com/quest ... controller