Setting land speed records with help from IT-Works 3D printers.
Our friend Eva Håkansson is the world’s fastest female motorcycle rider at 270 mph (434 km/h). She is a mechanical engineer and the main builder of her electric streamliner motorcycle aptly named “KillaJoule”, which also happens to be the world’s fastest electric motorcycle!
LulzBot released several updates to the LulzBot Mini firmware that are included with the recent Cura LulzBot Edition version 20.
Among the updates is a check when the Mini runs auto calibration bed leveling to ensure that the calibration is within an acceptable range. If any of the corner checks are outside the range- typically caused by plastic on the nozzle preventing contact with the corner washer, the calibration start over with a re-wipe of the nozzle. If the calibration fails twice, the print is halted. This prevents damage to the bed from a bad calibration.
Here’s a guide to to perform this easy LulzBot Mini firmware update:
Keith has been working on high resolution prints lately, and has been getting great results with his LulzBot TAZ 5 and TAZ 6. The mug and tube were printed in natural ABS to minimize the effect of filament dye on print quality with .13 and .15mm layer heights. The pictures don’t really do justice to how smooth the surfaces are. The only finishing was to remove some support material on the mug, these are as printed, not sanded or otherwise finished. Simplify3d was used for slicing and support generation.
This 10 inch tall 3D print of a “low poly” Pokémon Pikachu was printed for a silent auction, but I thought it would be fun to post! For all of you Pokémon Go fans, this is for you! It is a low poly Pikachu printed in yellow PLA on a Lulzbot TAZ 6 3D printer. PLA is one of the most commonly used filaments in 3D printing because it is so easy to use. PLA has minimal warping and shrinking compared to other materials, which means it thrives when making objects featuring flat surfaces and hard angles, or requiring tight tolerances for fit. The Lulzbot TAZ 6 is also available refurbished here. You could also scale this print down and print it on a Lulzbot Mini 3D printer!
Just look at all the fun you can have with a 3D printer! Whether you are a Pokémon fan or a hobbyist of some other kind, you can print one of a kind 3D prints to suite your needs! From figurines to replacement parts, a 3D printer is a useful tool to have around! We recently 3D printed something even more useful than this Pokemon, chair feet for a kitchen table.
Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.