Monthly Archives: August 2013

TOM to the rescue

Finally I had some time to try and understand why my Thing-O-Matic is acting weirdly. Something is wrong with the connector to the heated plate, so it just shuts down after some time because it overheats. But PLA now works … Continue reading

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Calabi – Yau

Probably one of the objects that gave us more problems to print, we have tried several times in PLA but sometimes nothing beats ABS… The Calabi-Yau manifoldĀ is a complex manifold frequently used in superstring theory. The original file was sent … Continue reading

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Demo at Susy 2013

As many scientists attending Susy 2013 were very curious about 3D printing but didin’t have the time to come visit the laboratory, we were asked to move the laboratory to them! So we packed the 2 ultimakers and the replicator, … Continue reading

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Carrying on a legacy

Very frequently people stop by our lab and want to see what’s going on, and we are always happy to show things around but sometimes, we have very special guests… This was what happened a couple of weeks ago when … Continue reading

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Assembling the Dual extruder on the Ultimaker

Here we are, ready to start assembling the dual extruder, Luckily the wikilooks as good as the original one, and we are optimistically following it Part 1:Disassembling For the assembly of the complete ultimaker we almost only had to use … Continue reading

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Ultimaker dual extrusion: it’s here!!

The dual extrusion kit has arrived, and we are very excited to start building it!! Unpacking    

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3d printing at Susy

Today theĀ International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions (also known as SUSY) starts at ICTP, and almost 400 scientists will be present to discuss their theories. Our lab will be open for all guests who are interested in … Continue reading

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There is more than one way to make a map

As you already know I’m always interested in ways to print maps, and depending on the use and on the cartographic data you have the steps might be different. Last time I used a whole lot of software and with … Continue reading

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Garolite?

Carlo is very fond of printing with nylon, and recently we have also used many types of lawnmower nylon thread with great results. The problem with nylon is it doesn’t stick to the plate easily. Someone uses a sheet of … Continue reading

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Microscope adapter

One of the really cool things of 3D printing in my opinion is the possibility to design adapters for anything. You can finally use something you already have home and adapt it without having to buy new stuff all the … Continue reading

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