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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2015, 11:17:54 PM »

It arrived this week. I'm in Chicago right now for Crystal Brush (wish me luck) so I won't start setting it up until probably Tuesdayish.
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2015, 02:19:51 PM »

And here it is. I have a bunch of other stuff to do today, so I probably won't get to it until tomorrow. I probably won't be printing until later this week, if the assembly goes well.

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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2015, 03:40:56 PM »

Couldn't wait. The box, unpacked:


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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2015, 03:42:29 PM »

Nice! The hardware is pre-sorted into assembly steps.





Step One, completed.


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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2015, 05:17:40 PM »

Step two, completed.



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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2015, 11:15:20 PM »

I got lazy and stopped taking pictures. It is assembled, and currently running a dry run. I'm tired, and I want to be awake while it runs it's first for reals print (which will be nothing exciting, just some 1 cm cubes with 2mm thick walls) so it'll have to wait for tomorrow.
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« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2015, 01:27:21 AM »

Keep us posted! I'm sure the initial steps will be boring but a month from now you'll be turning out gorgeous resin parts. -- Russ
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« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2015, 10:40:44 AM »

I wouldn't have been able to wait. And neither could you! Cool, hope to see some good results soon.
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« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2015, 05:02:47 PM »

It's printing!
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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2015, 07:59:22 PM »

I HAVE CUBES.




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« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2015, 02:35:48 AM »

So does that make you square? Okay, I'm going to the corner. But to be serious for a rare moment, there appears to be "flash" or "melted resin" or something at the base of the cubes. What is it and why does it form? -- Russ
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« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2015, 07:39:26 AM »

It is uncured resin. I hadn't done any cleanup as of that photo.
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« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2015, 08:15:31 AM »

I also have a second print. Pics will have to come later (lunchtime, likely) but so far, it's going well. Not quite the sharpness of detail I'd like, but since I'm using a custom resin mix, it'll take some tweaking of settings to dial in the material properties. Even so, for my first "actual" print, I'm excited. If I never got better resolution off the machine, I'd be more than satisfied with my purchase.
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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2015, 09:12:48 AM »

Second Print:





As I already noted, the details a re a tad soft, but overall, I'm happy. I left the supports on, as I figured some of you might want to see that. I'll trim and clean them tonight, and post some macro photos.

Unfortunately, I don't have the files here at work, so I can't tell you off the top of my head what the sizes of those details are. The only one I know for sure is the raised "stripe" on the crest on the back of the Farseer head is .3mm wide and .3mm proud of the surface.
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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2015, 10:10:54 AM »

Oh, and the resolution was 50 micron XY, 25 micron Z.
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