Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Z-Table-centric Design

Our first print, as many readers know, was relatively successful. However it did reveal problems with the z-table. To print, we improvised on the spot to hold up the heavy z-table structure, but since the z-table was not stable, the design needed to be changed yet again. Over the past week or so we have developed a new design for our printer that works around the issue of our z-table. Our new design has three support points and a more secure locking mechanism involving electromagnets. As soon as the design is finalized this week, the build process will start all over again. The clocking is ticking till our end of the year presentation, but we are confident we can get it done!