As I noted last week I have purchased a 3D printer to use as part of my hobby. The Wanhao printer arrived from 3Design on Monday and last evening I cracked open the box.
It took Tom and I about 25-30 minutes to get it set up and the bed levelled to a point where we could make the first print.
This little octopus is 6cm from tentacle tip to adjacent tentacle tip. There is some graining and I need to read up as to why that is. In most cases it is recommended that you treat the prints with acetone to remove the ridges.
After the octopus I tried to print one of the Winterdale walls from Printable Scenery. It took me a while to work out how to do it. I had to download the Wanhao Cura software off their website and then imported the Winterdale "Walls" file in.
This is their Short Wall which is approximately 8cm long. It took approximately 40 minutes to print. I have cleaned it up but was happy with the result as proof of concept.
The next few nights I intend to play around with settings to try and fine tune the output. If there are any 3D printers out there I'd certainly appreciate feedback/comment on the prints/mistakes I'm making/what I should do post-production.