Makibox Blog

September 2012

2021-09-30 16:20 by Jonathan Buford

#MakiBox A6 Weekly Update - Openly Busy


This has been a very busy week, but it is one of those that is difficult to show the results of that work in the current state.

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2021-09-26 16:51 by Jonathan Buford

#MakiBox A6 Midweek Update - Finding The Drive


We are continuing our grind on tweaking the drive and generally seeing more and more consistent results from it.

 In general, things are really starting to get a nice buzz here in the lab, and I think everyone is seeing things heading towards wrapping up.

Our end of the week update will likely be on sometime during the weekend, depending on how things progress tomorrow.

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2021-09-23 17:02 by Jonathan Buford

#MakiBox A6 Update - Lot's o'Springs and Iterations


Iterations and design space, this is what this week has been about.

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2021-09-23 16:00 by Michael Tsang

Delays, we hate Delays.

Sorry for missing the Friday Deadline and having to delay Friday Update to Sunday. Jon hit some Brickwalls and worked on it all Saturday. But since a day only has 24 hours, after approx 22 or so he went to bed and will do the Update on Sunday.

I know (and highly appreciate) that you are all excited about the upcoming update and believe it or not, as external part of the Makible Team i hate Delays as much as you.

So extra special Thanks for your patience!

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2021-09-22 17:09 by Jonathan Buford

#MakiBox Update Tomorrow

Sorry folks, we have some exciting results to share with you, but it is just one of those days (at the end of a long week), where I just need to call it a day. I'll be in tomorrow to wrap up the update.

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2021-09-19 17:11 by Jonathan Buford

#MakiBox A6 Teaser - Putting The Spring Back into 3D Printing


On one hand we've been doing variations on the piston approach that we started last week, and on the other we are working on continuous feed mechanisms that are compact enough for our use. 

 Tomorrow is a busy day lined up with at least 3 different prototypes of continuous feed mechanisms to test. 

Friday should be interesting.

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2021-09-14 17:33 by Jonathan Buford

#MakiBox Update - Piston Pellet Drive and Feed Tube

This week has been one working on many small details for getting the whole extrusion system together. On one end we have the pellet drive mechanism, on the other is the hot end itself and the feed mechanism to connect them.


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2021-09-12 17:48 by Jonathan Buford

#MakiBox A6 Midweek Glimpse of Hot End

We are working on the extrusion system this week, and wanted to give a preview of how things are looking.


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2021-09-08 18:09 by Jonathan Buford

#MakiBox Update - Mythical Creature Plots Another (Unicorns and Rainbow Filament)

Time for another update to wrap up a good week here at the lab.


Nils teased recently with a 3D unicorn, and we couldn't resist getting back at him by drawing Nils the Unicorn, complete with rainbow filament speghetti at the mouth.

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2021-09-04 20:35 by Jonathan Buford

#MakiBox A6 Pellet Drive - Hot End Plastic Action


Now that we have a final direction on the pellet drive, we are systematically starting with the final design process for it.

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2021-09-03 20:59 by Jonathan Buford

#MakiBox A6 - Pellet Drive Update

This is going to be a pretty detailed post, hang in there. For the short version, just watch the video.


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