Illustration of skins for my Darwin
October 29, 2009 08:33PM
I am by no means an Industrial Designer but I can use Illustrator pretty well. Since my Objet printed Darwin will be in my office by other RP machines I have decided to make some skins for it. Here is the illustration of what it will look like.



All of my hardware is ordered as soon as I get some electronics I am off to the races.

Curly
Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
October 30, 2009 04:38AM
This might be interesting as with a cover like that on RepRap you might manage to maintain a slightly higher ambient temprature. From the various postings regarding heating the bed and the printed material this might help prevent warping.
It will at least prevent drafts from affecting the print area.


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Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
October 30, 2009 05:42AM
Looks good. How are you going to fabricate it?

If you are planning to run ABS you might want to add some fume extraction.


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Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
October 30, 2009 06:59AM
One of the large frame machines at work should do it. Then bring them to my paint shop and I can get a nice metalic grey finish on the panels. I also have an Acrylic bender and a laser cutter to make the window/door.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2009 10:47PM by Curlrup.
Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
October 30, 2009 07:03AM
Also covers would help keep bed temps consistant. That will help with warping. All of the FDM machines I use at work are heated to around 200 degrees F. They are like ovens with extruders in them.
Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
November 03, 2009 12:26PM
Hmm thats a very high internal temprature the REPRAP electronics could not stand 93C and work still most are speced around the 70C temprature.

Maybe moving all the electronics out of the seald work area having all the stepper motors and drive chain systems mounted externaly and using an externaly mounted Bowden type extruder would make drastic improvments to print quality?


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Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
November 03, 2009 12:32PM
BodgeIt Wrote:
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> Hmm thats a very high internal temprature the
> REPRAP electronics could not stand 93C and work
> still most are speced around the 70C temprature.
>
> Maybe moving all the electronics out of the seald
> work area having all the stepper motors and drive
> chain systems mounted externaly and using an
> externaly mounted Bowden type extruder would make
> drastic improvments to print quality?


You are correct I was just planning on letting the nozzle heat keep the ambient temp higher than outside and haveing the electronics enclosed. However I just realized that the extruder is also going to need some protection. I think I will need to make some covers for that with some insulation as well. Good thoughts.
Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
November 03, 2009 12:41PM
Take a look at this link and do a search for the Bowden extruder this will save some of seperate casing..

Item June 1st > [blog.reprap.org]

Item Saturday, April 18, 2009

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Bodge It [reprap.org]
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BIQ Sanguinololu SD LCD board BIQ Stepcon BIQ Opto Endstop
BIQ Heater Block PCB BIQ Extruder Peek clamp replacement BIQ Huxley Seedling
BIQ Sanguinololu mounting BIQ standalone Sanguinololu or Ramps mounting Print It Stick It Cut it


My rep strap: [repstrapbertha.blogspot.com]

Buy the bits from B&Q pipestrap [diyrepstrap.blogspot.com]
How to Build a Darwin without any Rep Rap Parts [repstrapdarwin.blogspot.com]
Web Site [www.takeaway3dtech.com]
Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
November 04, 2009 06:54AM
BodgeIt Wrote:
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> Take a look at this link and do a search for the
> Bowden extruder this will save some of seperate
> casing..
>
> Item June 1st >
> [blog.reprap.org]
>
> Item Saturday, April 18, 2009
>
> [blog.reprap.org]


That is a possability. We will be tinkering with this RepRap a lto after it is built so we shal see.
Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
November 04, 2009 01:13PM
I have a heated bed and no enclosure. About 85 C is enough to keep ABS from warping in my early experiments. I hope to try it at lower temperatures when I get my thermistor working on it.
Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
November 04, 2009 08:45PM
mccoyn Wrote:
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> I have a heated bed and no enclosure. About 85 C
> is enough to keep ABS from warping in my early
> experiments. I hope to try it at lower
> temperatures when I get my thermistor working on
> it.


Very cool...I mean warm...I mean...yes heated is the way to go. All commercial FDM systems have a heated envelope.
Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
November 13, 2009 07:49AM
It is good to have Industrial Designer friends.



LOVE IT!
Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
November 13, 2009 09:11AM
Very nice, I expect you could do a good business selling those.


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Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
November 13, 2009 09:03PM
I know too bad just the labor making the body panels would make it a $5,000 + printer.
Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
November 15, 2009 05:50AM
The X on the side could be replaced with a large metal version of the replicating machine warning logo, which is pretty simple to reproduce.


Re: Illustration of skins for my Darwin
November 15, 2009 11:42AM
I thought about using that somewhere. Maybe as part of a logo, I think it is going to get a name other than RepRap.
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