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my only concern is, how accurate?

Posted by chromecobalt 
my only concern is, how accurate?
April 23, 2012 02:02AM
How accurate can these printers be? Can they be in range of microns?
Since it is an open source cam can it integrate with any cad software?
Re: my only concern is, how accurate?
April 23, 2012 02:07AM
Anything can be expressed in microns, e.g. my height.

Do you perhaps mean single digit microns i.e. < 10 microns, or double digit perhaps < 100 microns.
Also are you talking about X & Y positional accuracy or LAYER HEIGHT?

I have read of one individual that can print with a layer height of 0.005mm (5 microns) using an Ultimaker with a bowden extruder and very high extrude rate > 150mm/s.

If you want a relatively fast highly accurate 3d printer then you need to go to stereo lithography (UV resin printer).


Bob Morrison
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Re: my only concern is, how accurate?
April 23, 2012 02:17AM
5micron is perfect for what I had in mind but how long would the production time be to print 1cm height, ultimaker and bowden extruder? Where can I get them? I just wouldn't have a clue
Re: my only concern is, how accurate?
April 23, 2012 02:24AM
From the Ultimaker shop of course.

As far as the build time I don't know, you might ask on the forums there. But the height in cm is only valid for a particular x/y area. The large the X/Y area the longer the build time for 1cm.


Bob Morrison
Wörth am Rhein, Germany
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