1) 2 Quantity BLUE PAINTERS TAPE PRINT BED STRIPS: Perfect for ABS filament users. PLA can sometimes require Kapton tape due to higher print bed heat. Measures: 8.25″ x 8″ (200MM x 210MM). Easily applied with any flat/straight object (ruler or id card of some sort)
2) 1 high quality PRINT BED REMOVAL TOOL Measures: 8″ x 3″. Beveled for much easier print removal. 3″ wide for removing prints without them falling off one side of the tool. Semi-sturdy blade allows for some flexibility but insures the print will not bend the blade and fall off. Sturdy construction means years of use.
3) 4 quantity .40mm Tungsten Carbide Drill Bits For regular nozzle maintanance and de-clogging (comes with an amazing 3.5″ pin-vise) Use as regular maintanance before each print or to un-clog a nozzle when prints begin to lose quality. Available in MANY sizes and combinations. Build your own pack from scratch option available.
4) 2 quantity glue sticks (7g or 0.24oz each) Glue makes removal with the tool much easier. Using the glue will also increase the life of each tape strip. Glue brand may vary but will always be 7g or 0.24oz.
About the Kit:
This kit is a must have for any 3D printer owner. It can also serve as a great start-up kit for a new printer owner. Removing prints from a print bed can be quite the hassle and can leave residue behind. Using the blue painters tape will increase the life of your print bed. The glue can be applied lightly over the tape in the area where your print will be. Use the 3″ wide tool to carefully remove your print and place it where you wish. The bits will fit perfectly in the pin-vise. Use them to un-clog nozzles or as regular maintanance before printing.
2 Painters Tape Strips 8″ x 8″
Print Removal Tool: 8″ x 3″
Nozzle Maintanance Kit: 4qty .4mm Bits and Pin-Vise
For ABS and lower heat PLA filaments
2 Glue Sticks included: Brand may vary: Always 7g 0.24oz each
1) 1 high quality PRINT BED REMOVAL TOOL Measures: 8″ x 3″. Beveled for much easier print removal. 3″ wide for removing prints without them falling off one side of the tool. Semi-sturdy blade allows for some flexibility but insures the print will not bend the blade and fall off. Sturdy construction means years of use. This is a must have for any 3D printer owner or anyone in need of a quality putty knife or spatula.
3D Printer Kit Extruder Nozzle Head Cleaner Bits 1 each .2mm(2qty) .25mm(2qty) .3mm(2qty) (1 each) .35mm .4mm .45mm .5mm + 4 nozzles 0.2mm 0.3mm 0.4mm 0.5mm + Nozzle Cleaning Tool for MK7 MK8 Makerbot RepRap print nozzle for 1.75mm filament ABS/PLA printers
THE BITS: These Micro-drill bit Extruder Nozzle Cleaners are an essential item for any 3D printer owner. Every extruder nozzle must be cleaned out from time to time. These nozzles are very difficult to clean properly. These micro dtill bits are of the highest quality, made in Japan. They are the perfect tool for the job. By using these precision drill bits, you will extend the life of your nozzle and without a doubt, produce finer prints. If you need another size or have any questions, contact us and we will take care of you.
THE NOZZLES: 1 each: 0.2mm 0.3mm 0.4mm 0.5mm Print Head for MK7 MK8 makerbot RepRap print nozzle for 1.75mm filament ABS/PLA printers
THE TOOL This multi-functional tool is perfect for hand cleaning the nozzle head to your 3D printer. You can use a drill to do the job, but the hand held tool is more safe. The high speeds of electric drills can cause damage to the nozzle head if the user does not have very steady hands. This tool is very easy to hold and compact at 3.5″ long.
Will clear nozzles and produce finer prints
Shipped in protective plastic case
Nozzle AND Extruder jams
3.5″ comfortably held nozzle cleaning pin-vise tool
Easily remove supports, raft and other excess material from your 3D printed models with these 3D printing cutting tools. This kit comes with five cutting tools, all differently shaped to fit different corners and curves. Each tool has a quality constructed, long lasting hardened steel blade, and a comfort grip handle. These tools will work with all 3D printed models produced with ABS or PLA filament.
Durable, hardened steel blades with Comfortable handle grips
Removes ABS and PLA raft and supports from 3D printed objects
Five different blade shapes for working on a variety of corners and curves
Works with all 3D printer models that use ABS or PLA filament
Just a fraction of a second can make the difference in Formula One. Over the course of a season, these smallest of margins can separate the winner of the motorsport championship from the also-rans.
One of the ways UK-based McLaren-Honda is looking to capture those marginal gains is with the use of a portable 3D printer, which it took to a Grand Prix event for the first time this month in Bahrain.
It is evidence that 3D printing is finding more real-world applications after years of buzz around a technology that it is hoped will have a transformational effect on wide areas of manufacturing.
Although there are barriers to its widespread use, F1 shows how it is slowly gaining a position in tool kits for industrial production.
The device McLaren is taking to race tracks, which is supplied by US group Stratasys, allows its engineers to make tweaked versions of small plastic parts overnight, for modifications during practices ahead of the race day.
“At this point in time, the cost of the [3D printing] process is very expensive,” says Sir David McMurtry, chief executive of Renishaw, a UK supplier of high-tech measurement tools that also builds 3D metal printing machines.
“But if you find the right part — and it has to be made in the right numbers — it’s very cost effective,” he adds.
Because it involves building up parts in layers of plastic or metal, rather than milling or cutting away material, 3D printing is also known as additive manufacturing. Industry figures say it has the potential to be quicker and produce more complex and lightweight structures than traditional manufacturing methods.
Despite existing for about three decades, the technology has been largely restricted to prototyping, design and tooling, rather than mass production. But there are growing signs that is changing.
“We are seeing a lot of corporate and government investment in encouraging companies to adopt the technology for actual production,” says Terry Wohlers, president of the consultancy Wohlers Associates.
We are seeing a lot of corporate and government investment in encouraging companies to adopt the technology for actual production
It estimates the global market in products and services for additive manufacturing increased 17.4 per cent to $6.1bn in 2016. About 60 per cent of that spending was linked to production applications, up from about half the year before.
Healthcare and aerospace are two sectors that have led the way. 3D printing of hearing aids and dental devices has become mainstream, according to research group Gartner.
General Electric last year introduced additively manufactured metal parts into an aircraft jet engine — the inside of fuel nozzles in the combustion system, made from chromium cobalt — jointly developed with Safran of France.
“The interior of the fuel nozzle is highly complex and would have required 19 parts welded and blazed together to do the conventional way,” explains Greg Morris, general manager of additive development at GE Aviation. “In the end, it simply couldn’t be done the conventional way.”
One-third of GE’s new turboprop engine will also be produced with additive machines, with 12 major 3D-printed parts for the section instead of 855. In such cases of highly engineered products, the technique can allow manufacturers to cut out lengthy supply chains as well as production and waiting times.
3D printing is also spreading to other sectors, such as consumer goods. Adidas will produce 5,000 pairs of running shoes with an additively manufactured midsole later this year, with plans for more than 100,000 by the end of 2018. Although these will initially be standardised, it eventually hopes to tailor the segment for individual runners.
This points to the increasing sophistication of additive manufacturing machines.
“We’re seeing most major [3D printing] hardware companies including sensing and scanning of the build process, so they can understand where something may have gone wrong,” says Duann Scott of Autodesk, a company that develops 3D design software.
However, drawbacks that prevent wider use in factories include the high initial outlay for machines and the slowness compared with certain other manufacturing methods.
For now, 3D printing is most suited to products where weight reduction is important, a relatively low number of highly customised parts are required and the design could not have been manufactured with traditional techniques, says Brian Drab, an investment analyst at the brokerage William Blair & Co.
But he adds a note of scepticism to puncture the hype that surrounded the technology a few years ago. “The potential for 3D printing for industrial manufacturing more broadly is vastly overstated by many people . . . You still have significant limitations in terms of speed, quality of the part and material selection,” he says.
“Any industry where you’re making thousands of parts, there’s not going to be widespread adoption until that speed issue is solved.”