Presentation on theme: "RapMan RepRap or “RapMan” (as it is commonly known among the 3-D world) is a 3-D printer. A 3-D Printer (as I like to call it) is basically a “CNC (Computer."— Presentation transcript:
RapMan RepRap or “RapMan” (as it is commonly known among the 3-D world) is a 3-D printer. A 3-D Printer (as I like to call it) is basically a “CNC (Computer Pneumatic Control) hot glue gun” because it extrudes plastic (like a hot glue gun) in specific places based on computer control. Now lets get down to basics, 3-D as it is in the dictionary means: having, or seeming to have, the dimension of depth as well as width and height. Therefore sense a printer is something that produces, a 3-D printer is something that produces an object with three detentions of measurement (width, depth, and height) for example a mug, or cup, or bowl, etc. So now that we are on the same page, let’s talk more about the printer itself. It has a print bed that moves up and down to give you your dimension of height. It also has a carriage that has interchangeable heads that can move back and forth and side to side to give you your dimensions of depth and width. Then you have your print head which extrudes the plastic that is fed to it in a wire like string from a giant spool at the side of the machine. The string is fed into a heater barrel, which is a tube that gets hot enough to melt the plastic and force the molten plastic through a small nozzle and onto the print bed. Then there is the IC or integrated circuit that is the brains/computer of the 3-D printer, it controls the head movements, bed movements, heater temp, extrusion rate, and, well, basically the entire machine. My name is David Baker and I bought my RapMan at Bits From Bytes (see link below) for about ₤750.00 or about $1000.00 it is pricey, but well worth the investment. If you should buy one please mention my name, David Baker, for I will get a cut for marketing. That is the basic machine, for more information, please visit the following web sites our contact me through the contact page at my web site (the last web site below). Web sites: Bits from BytesBits from Bytes – http://www.bitsfrombytes.comhttp://www.bitsfrombytes.com RepRapRepRap – http://www.reprap.orghttp://www.reprap.org Wiki RepRapWiki RepRap - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RepRaphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RepRap Wiki Bits From BytesWiki Bits From Bytes - http://www.bitsfrombytes.com/wikihttp://www.bitsfrombytes.com/wiki On The Water Inventing Co.On The Water Inventing Co. – http://www.onthewaterinventing.comhttp://www.onthewaterinventing.com
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