A quick general update for the 3D printing area.
We have NEW (To us) Printers!
We have a Prusa MK3s now up and running. (thank you @shawaj) To those who wish to use it, it is fairly similar to the ultimaker in terms of speed and compatible materials. PLA, PETG, and TPU only please.
Handbook for the printer is here:
We Have a Voron 2.4 350! (thank you @Hugo_Sharman-Firth!)
This is a really exciting one! This replaces the Qidi. This has a much larger 350mm x 350mm x 330 mm build volume for really big prints. @davidN and I are working on upgrades for this at the moment to get it printing nice and reliably and fast to boot. We will load this up with a large diameter nozzle to help the larger volume printing. This is still under maintenance and should not be used until further notice.
This may also require a second tier induction where we cover more advanced model slicing including for large nozzles, Advanced filaments including Nozzle swaps for the Bambu. Let us know what you think about this.
Next, We currently have 3 printers up for offer to members: the Qidi, the Flashforge and a small anycubic photon. All the funds raised from these sales will go towards the current pledge drive for a second Bambu X1 Carbon due to its high demand.
We are working on the dry cabinet for filaments and a materials shop for the area. This should allow us to offer the opportunity for a wider range of materials to be used at a reasonable price compared to buying full spools for personal use. The storage will not be storage for personal filament!
Finally we have a new enclosure planned for the resin side of things and a second printer to join the anycubic.
Please let us all know what you think of the updates to the areas, The more feedback we get the better. We are trying to focus the area towards reliable printing for everyone to use rather than experimental printers which are super niche or un-reliable. Any good suggestions to how we could possibly and fairly introduce over night printing would be great as well. We are not a print farm!, but we want to enable those large projects people want to do!
All the best and happy printing!
The 3D techs