EX 0.2 – 3D GCode

Looped Cone

This series, a continuation of the last, explores the properties of a new material, (PTEG filament,) and experiments with the original geometry of the cylinder. Due to the added wall thickness created by the loops, the boundaries of how far the material could cantilever were tested. Settings such as step up, extrusion rate, and starting Z position have continued to be altered from the previous execution of this file.

BeetleBox Link: Here

Gcode Link: Here

Utensil: Lulz Bot, Black PTEG

Information:

G-code extract from Beetleblocks

Bed Heat: 80 F

Extruder Heat: 270 F

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Initial prints to replicate loops from PLA prints

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Close step-up and steep cantilever

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Medium step-up and medium cantilever

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Medium cantilever and high step-up

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Gradual slope and high step-up

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Low heat and high step-up

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Loops (revisited)

Settings such as step up, extrusion rate, and starting Z position have been altered since the last execution of this file. The operations are being repeated much more as well, resulting in much taller prints.

BeetleBox Link: Here

Gcode Link: Here

Utensil: Lulz Bot, Grey Pigment

Information:

G-code extract from Beetleblocks

Bed Heat: 220 F

Extruder Heat: 220 F

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Where the printer steps up, a seem is generated. In future iterations, this seem can be used to generate other effects, such as new patterns.

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Earlier prints were stopped when their structure became unstable.

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In the example second from the left, the PLA almost appeared to patch itself, filling in the large gap generated by the step up.

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BeetleBox Link: Here

Gcode Link: Here

Utensil: Lulz Bot, Grey Pigment

Information:

G-code extract from Beetleblocks

Bed Heat: 220 F

Extruder Heat: 220 F

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A spiral formed by rotating two overlapping squares as they step up.

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Although the code for this geometry didn’t generate lines in the center, a push/pop position command created the artifact as PLA was continuously extruded.

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Interestingly, a ripple formed and traveled its entire way up the spiral due to a build up of PLA

when the code pushed and popped.

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This print was of the same file as above. However, the gantry of the 3D printer was accidentally shifted.

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Loops

BeetleBox Link: Here

Utensil: Lulz Bot, Grey Pigment

Information:

G-code extract from Beetleblocks

Bed Heat: 220 F

Extruder Heat: 220 F

References:

MIT Mediated Matter – Here

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The result of this 3D print file was accidentally similar to a project completed by MIT’s Mediated Matter Group, the glass printer.

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Other iterations were made by adjusting the speed of the 3D printer or altering the amount of PLA extruded. Prints became so loosely bound that filament would cool before melting to a previous pass.

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