So for quite a while now the idea of having a 3D printer has bounced around the office. Many people have thought of various different things that they would like to make with it, so we took the plunge and purchased one.
The printer that we have bought is a Rapman 3.2 3D printer kit, available from www.bitsfrombytes.com. We also purchased the optional extra of having the hot end (the part that melts the plastic filament) pre built. As the name suggested the printer does come in kit form and requires complete assembly before it will be ready to produce its first 3D print.
In order to assemble the printer there is a 106 page build manual to work through, which should result in a fully functional 3D printer for everyone in the office to use to make their ideas into 3D objects.
So far most of the sub assemblies have been built that are required to start putting together the frame of the printer. However although it look like lots of parts have been made there’s still plenty of work before the printer will be finished.
I’ve attached some photos of the work so far and I’ll keep you all updated as the work progresses.