Re: [rp-ml] Fab@Home

From: Adrian Bowyer (
Date: Thu Jan 11 2007 - 13:01:19 EET

steve wrote:

> The thing that concerns me most about both this - and all of the RepRap
> prototypes we've seen so far is that they can't deal with substantial
> overhangs. There is always talk of having some kind of support material
> but it's not entirely clear to me that any of those proposed will
> actually work all that well.
> Certainly the Fab@Home thing doesn't seem to have the ability to build
> with overhangs - and for me, that makes it little more than an
> interesting toy. RepRap has a way to go yet - but I sure hope this
> area gets some more attention.

Actually, I'm designing the RepRap Version 1.0 "Darwin" support extruder right
now. It'll probably work with a water-soluble PVA paste.



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