Following up my search about non-planar slicing,

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(ThantiK) #1

Following up my search about non-planar slicing, and just wanted to let people know about this project: https://hackaday.com/2016/07/27/3d-printering-non-planar-layer-fdm/ – This also has links to the github and the pearl script that can run alongside Slic3r.

You’ll probably need a nozzle like the Merlin in order to accomplish this but still - I figured those interested in that post would like a followup.

(Jonas Rullo) #2

I was just wondering the other day if anyone was doing something like this. Works for CNC, why not 3D?

(Mano Biletsky (Open MAKER)) #3

Do you need specific hardware for this (except a pointy nozzle)?
For example, does my printer need to support autoleveling?

(ThantiK) #4

@Mano_Biletsky_Open_M pointy nozzle seems to be the only requirement.

(Griffin Paquette) #5

@ThantiK I think @Rene_Jurack still has some of his airbrush nozzles. Seems like it would be a great candidate for this

(ThantiK) #6

@Griffin_Paquette , Yeah - I’ve been meaning to get myself a Merlin hot end to test out.

(Nate T) #7

That’s fantastic! I was hoping someone would try this soon.

(Mano Biletsky (Open MAKER)) #8

There is another post about these nozzles here:

(Mano Biletsky (Open MAKER)) #9

And here:
https://plus.google.com/+ShaukiB/posts/C3SYdkemFAi

(Jason McMullan) #10

This technique seems to be a perfect fit for Delta kinematic machines.

(ThantiK) #11

@Jason_McMullan Not really. Deltas are less accurate, have problems with dipping an diving. Cartesians are superior in practically every way.

(Nathaniel Stenzel) #12

I think non-planar printing via an airbrush nozzle airbrushing resin would be cool. Variable focus to change between a narrow stream/trickle and a wide spray would allow detail and speed. Top surface detection would allow for adding stuff as filler and making hollows manually. If the movement is slow enough, doing overhangs may be easy enough with UV hardening resins.

(CELSS) #13

@shauki where is rUka getting developed? Is it open source?