New print: Dalek

InnovationByLayers has done it again.  As soon as I saw he had uploaded a dalek STL, I downloaded, skeinforged it, and started printing.  1 hour and 28 minutes with a 50% infill:

Dalek operational

Dalek operational

Obviously you can’t print it with the arms and eye stalk as part of the body due to overhang issues.  However, I wrapped the unsharp end of my smallest drill bit (1/16″) in a thick rubber band to give it grip and drilled three holes for the arms and eye stalk.  I then used pieces of discarded filament that had been stretched as I backed it out of the extruder for the arms and eye stalk.  I wrapped the arms/eye stalk in small pieces of black electrical tape to finish the look.  Here’s what it looked like before I augmented it:

Dalek

Dalek

In fact, I was so pleased with this build that I printed up a second with a 0% infill.  FYI, that took 52 minutes and apparently had no affect on the final product.  Although, it does sound hollow.

January 16, 2010 | Comments Closed

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