2D printing: it's cooler than it sounds

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candrprinting
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Re: 2D printing: it's cooler than it sounds

Post by candrprinting » Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:59 am

Hi, when setting initial z-height on printer (limit switch) - what do you recommend?
Is this thing actually printing from say 0.01 to 0.05 truly raising the z height a little - and does that affect the downpressure - look of the pen plot or just the way it needs to work so it can slice the layers?

Thanks!

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Re: 2D printing: it's cooler than it sounds

Post by christspringer271 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:40 am

That is a good idea of putting pens. I have been using 3d pens from http://www.allthat3d.com to create additional designs on the outer layer of my 3d print and it looks great!

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Re: 2D printing: it's cooler than it sounds

Post by Andre B » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:19 pm

I had a Panasonic Penwriter P400c. It was a typewriter/plotter that used 4 little pens in a cylinder. The cylinder was rotated by bumping a little arm at one side of the travel, a ratchet type mechanism. The active pen was pushed forward to contact the paper.
For your use there could be a cam on the end of the cylinder that pushes each pen down a little as the cylinder rotates.

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