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    Mar 5, 2015, 4:10 PM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #26

    Kevin Gossett said: View Post
    Aluminum with kapton is good, but there's a chance the aluminum isn't perfectly level. Glass is better
    Yeah, that's what I have heard 9 times out of 10 of the time as well. The 2 printers we have both have a glass bed and I was planning on going that route for mine. I'm curious what experience with an aluminum bed is, or where you can get one as machined level as borosilicate.
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    Mar 5, 2015, 4:57 PM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #27

    @msleeper - I print straight on the aluminum sprayed with hairspray on pla. Kevin is right though, there is a chance you get an in level surface with aluminum. I was lucky to get a super flat piece. I ordered it off of eBay for about $10. A piece of 8x8 borosilicate glass will run about $30, or you can get cheap window glass cut to shape from the hardware store for much less. I used glass that wasn't very flat, and it chipped when I would pull abs prints off, so I switched to aluminum and have been very happy with it! Another upside to aluminum is that you can use a fostek inductive sensor for automated bed leveling.

    Does your printer have a moving table? If so, you may be better off with glass, as it is lighter and easier to move around.
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    Mar 5, 2015, 5:10 PM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #28

    I have to get a piece of borosilicate custom cut. I wouldn't trust regular glass. We used a mirror on one of the printers at the hackerspace and it cracked from the heat eventually. And yeah my Y axis moves. I am building a big Mendel Max 2.
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    Mar 5, 2015, 5:40 PM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #29

    msleeper said: View Post
    I have to get a piece of borosilicate custom cut. I wouldn't trust regular glass. We used a mirror on one of the printers at the hackerspace and it cracked from the heat eventually. And yeah my Y axis moves. I am building a big Mendel Max 2.


    Sounds to me like you are on the right track. I'd go borosilicate. Never printed on aluminum, though. But the glass beds for both of mine are as level as they come.
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    Mar 13, 2015, 1:31 AM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #30

    Got the shin printed up finally! Not gonna be ready by saturday unfortunately.....

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    Mar 13, 2015, 6:15 AM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #31

    drumguy560 said: View Post
    Got the shin printed up finally! Not gonna be ready by saturday unfortunately.....

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    Lookin' good! Can't wait to see this one finished.
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    Mar 17, 2015, 2:54 AM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #32

    Got most of the calf printed. Didn't have a big enough spool to do it all in one go. Although, it would have been able to fit on my print bed in it's entirety, if I had a large enough spool.

    Should finish printing the calf soon, then all I have left to print on one boot are the ball joints! When I start printing the right boot, I will finish the gauntlet models, and while those are printing, will do the arc harness.

    Thanks for keeping up guys!

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    Mar 17, 2015, 10:05 AM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #33

    The amazing Technicolor flight test boot!
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    Apr 25, 2015, 11:20 PM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #34

    Welllll......

    As you're probably aware by now, I didn't make it in time with this project hahahaha.

    However, I got some time to work on it tonight, and have been messing around with the telescopic cylinders that tie everything together, and I've got them working pretty darn well!

    The cylinders are 3d printed in 3 pieces, 2 eye holes, and one cylinder. Then the cylinder is tapered off with a soldering iron to 1.71 mm, then I use pliers to smush down one piece of filament on the end, then I push the filament piece into the cylinder, then use a soldering iron to attach the eyes to each end, then I solder the little "nubs" on the boot into a dome shape after pushing on the cylinders. If it sounds like a lot of work, that's because it is! But, as you can see in this picture, the effect is really killer !

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    There is still some tweaking to be done for range of motion and durability's sake, but it's coming along, albeit slowly!

    Here's a pic of the thing all attached and STANDING ON IT'S OWN WEIGHT!!!! WOO!

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    God only knows when I'll actually be done with this thing. The plan is to start the arms after I've finished the boots. So ya know....

    Keep it real!
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    May 22, 2015, 3:03 AM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #35

    More progress.

    Got a fairly nice metal finish on this, and got the telescoping cylinders worked out. Added a bunch of gack, still more to add though, printing a bunch of different pieces now.

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    May 22, 2015, 3:21 AM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #36

    Holy S! That's AWESOME!!!


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    May 22, 2015, 4:21 AM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #37

    NICE!!!
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    May 22, 2015, 8:31 AM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #38

    It looks great!!!
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    May 22, 2015, 10:37 AM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #39

    pretty slick, keep up the great work!
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    May 24, 2015, 1:39 AM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #40

    Amazing!
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    May 29, 2015, 3:28 AM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #41

    this first boot is JUST about done. I need to add the braided metal sleeving ($$$), and the lighting, but after that I'd say this one boot is done! Then it's on to the next boot, then the arms, then the arc harness, then it's time to start shopping for clothes!

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    Jun 7, 2015, 2:05 AM - Re: Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test 2 week speed build, 3D Printed #42

    got my braided metal installed today, looks great!

    I'm almost done wiring the lights up on this one, just waiting on a battery pack to get here.

    Should be done this next week!

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    Jun 12, 2015, 1:41 AM - Re: 3d printed Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test build *first boot done* #43

    Alright folks, looks like the first boot is done! Check out pics below

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    and a video of a mobility demonstration, please ignore my shabby look, these are my "it's hot in the shop" clothes

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    Jun 12, 2015, 5:57 AM - Re: 3d printed Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test build *first boot done* #44

    Dayum!
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    Jun 12, 2015, 9:47 AM - Re: 3d printed Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test build *first boot done* #45

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    Jun 12, 2015, 10:12 AM - Re: 3d printed Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test build *first boot done* #46

    Looks great drumguy560... Nice work!
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    Jun 12, 2015, 10:29 AM - Re: 3d printed Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test build *first boot done* #47

    Awesome work, well done!
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    Jun 12, 2015, 11:30 AM - Re: 3d printed Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test build *first boot done* #48

    That is just freaking amazing! I love it!
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    Jun 12, 2015, 12:19 PM - Re: 3d printed Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test build *first boot done* #49

    Too. Good.
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    Jun 13, 2015, 6:40 AM - Re: 3d printed Iron Man MK 1.5/ Flight Test 2.0/Mech Test build *first boot done* #50

    Astounding. Keep going.

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