3D Printing with the ARM-10

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3D Printing with the ARM-10

Post by Andrew Dudley » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:22 pm

So we have been using our new ARM-10 3D printer for a while now. And after the initial chess pieces and all the other stuf you do first while thinking of what you can actually use the machine for, we have made some a few things that may be of interest.

First up is an Ear:

This ear is Patrick Thorn's and was scanned with the Artec Spider scanner, then the shape was offset extruded by 3mm with the Leios software, so that we have a solid rather than a surface so we can work with it. This is then exported as a standard STL file and loaded into the MonoFab PlayerAM software.
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We then orientate, heal the object if nesessary and auto generate the supports. On this occasion, we wanted the supports on the back of the ear so we don't have to do any finishing on the outside.

Note with all types of 3D printing that have complexed overhang structures, supports can be automatically added or manually positioned with our monoFab included software.
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We then work out the job volume, so we know how much resin we will need to pour into the material vat.
Also at this stage we preview the model, so we can make sure there are no rouge polygons.
We can preview at the different layer thicknesses (50 - 200 micron) and work out what would be best for the application, with this model 100 micron layers would be fine for what we need, which would be quicker that then 50 micron layers.
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150 Micron layer preview
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50 micron layer preview

And zoomed in, you can see the steps, even at 50 microns in the software.
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Finally after curing, here is the result before we snipped off the supports.
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If you are interested to find out more, please visit our web page for the ARM-10 or call us on 01275 335540.
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Re: 3D Printing with the ARM-10

Post by Andrew Dudley » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:54 am

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Re: 3D Printing with the ARM-10

Post by Joe Wigzell » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:18 am

Earmazing! :roll:
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Re: 3D Printing with the ARM-10

Post by Patrick Thorn » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:52 am

Now its made, when will I get it fitted ? :lol:
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Re: 3D Printing with the ARM-10

Post by mrtn » Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:50 pm

Patrick, you are known not to listen? :D
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Re: 3D Printing with the ARM-10

Post by Patrick Thorn » Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:06 pm

W H A T Did you say Martin !

Andrew did think it was a new set of wings for Halloween to go with his pumpkins.

Have a good day !
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Re: 3D Printing with the ARM-10

Post by Andrew Dudley » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:33 pm

So, after an ear and Some pumpkins, what else can we do?

After the success of the ear I thought that I would try some more organic shapes.

I downloaded a statue and horse file (Unfortunatly I am nowwhere near good enough in CAD to do anything like this.

The prints still in the machine after just finishing.
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The prints once the build platform has been removed from the ARM-10.
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After the UV curing, and a little bit of painting.
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More to follow...
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Re: 3D Printing with the ARM-10

Post by JanaF » Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:48 pm

Hi Andrew,

I tried to set-up ARM-10 recently and have few questions. I was missing some test model to print within installation files. Would be really helpful to have one and to see the outcome like you made it with this horse. Could you maybe share it's stl file or is there any other proper model to print to see the quality of details printer is able to handle, but won't take so much time to print?

Is there any guide for how to position the model on the base, where to create supports or which supports have to really stay if I'm using option for automatic generation of supports?

And about resin. Is it ok to add only needed amount or should I use a bit more? If I use only the amount needed can I still position the model in the middle of the building platform or it has to bee closer to back edge? Can I reuse the resin if I accidentally poor too much of it?

Thank you.

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Re: 3D Printing with the ARM-10

Post by Joe Wigzell » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:40 pm

Hi guys,

I thought that I would share my first model produced on the ARM-10.
I used to use 3D software a lot but have not really done so for years. So I dusted off the cobwebs so to speak and had a go at producing a 3D graffiti style model!

It was pretty simple, and easy to do using a bit of software called MoI (http://moi3d.com/)

I designed the shapes/letters and extruded them all at different levels/thicknesses. I then cut away at these from a couple of different profiles.

Here is the end result:
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Next I think I will try something a bit more freeform. I will also paint up the model above and re-post on here when finished!

I hope you like it :ugeek:
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Re: 3D Printing with the ARM-10

Post by Andrew Dudley » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:29 am

Hi Jana,

We have added a lot of information regarding tips for printing etc in the onsupport software that you use to download the monoFab playerAM software.
Load that up, and press the button below (NB you need internet access for this).
onsupport.jpg
Then that page gives you links to the support files and tips and hints that you can download as a pdf file.

Regarding the support generation and positioning, I was going to post some tips on this on another post that I'll link to.
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