March 2, 2020

Every wiper has been tested before shipment so the only reason why a wiper will not work will be because of damage in shipping.

It will take about an hour to install the whole wiper assembly, it will be easier with two people.

Before installation, place the wiper assembly upright on a level flat table.  Place it on something like books so that bottom Z axis motor doesn't touch the table.  Turn the ballscrew so that the assembly...

This 3D print called Desk Clamp Headphone Hanger by Wyka from Thingiverse is an excellent lifehack if you're looking to declutter your workstation.  Headphones can take up quite a bit of space on a desk - now you can hang it on this attachment instead :)

Using this lifehack as an example, we're going to discuss how you can achieve a semi-gloss or satin finish on your resin 3D print.

After 3D printing the mo...

Here are the steps and materials needed for achieving a semi-gloss or satin finish on your resin 3D print.

September 10, 2016

For those of you whose Gizmo 3D Printer can't come fast enough - here's some tips for preparing your work space in the meantime!

1. Choose a space for your printer that has little to no sunlight.
2. Decide on plastic or paper to protect your desktop surface from possible resin spillage.  We cover with clear plastic as you can see in the photo.
3. Get the following items ready:
- Scalpel for removing parts from the build plate...

September 8, 2016

- Motors plugged into the controller at the back.  Controller motors are in the order X, Y, Z.  X = wiper (future), Y = automated projector, Z = build plate.  Never remove or insert plugs when controller has power.

- Fans plugged into the top connectors of the controller.

- Microswitches plugged into the the controller.  They are in the order of X, Y, Z.  The newest version of Gizmetor will have a button to test the mi...

September 4, 2016

If your projector is too bright the white projection area will burn the resin and you will get a lot of waste on the build plate.

A wonderful example is when I set the brightness and contract of both projectors to 100% when printing max projection area in white.  You will see the little chipmunk right in the middle of the big mess.

Snow White and Deep Black will generate this type of mess if your brightness is too high.  Industr...

September 3, 2016

You will need a PC, e.g. i3, with at least 4GB of memory and running Java 64 bit.  More memory is better, especially when printing big objects, big meaning many faces.  If you want to start using the big build plate and place many objects on the build plate you will most likely need to upgrade to 16GB or even 32GB of memory.  Imagine 500 rings each with 500 000 faces.  That is a lot of faces and will need tons of memory to sli...

September 2, 2016

When you get your printer the projector bracket will be held down by cable ties.  Cut the cable ties so that the projector can be moved up and down.

For users without automated projector movement

The projector rests on 2 rail brakes, 1 left and 1 right.  I normally use the left one as my higher position and the right one as my lower position.  The higher the projector is the bigger the projection area and the lower the resolutio...

September 1, 2016

Gizmetor allows the user to change the XY size of the slices.  This short tutorial will explain how to do that.

When ever you calibrate remember to fill the main vat until the resin overflows into the overflow compartment and move the build plate into the resin at least 10mm.  After you have filled the vat let it sit for 2 minutes so that it will settle.  We always always always calibrate on top of the resin, not on top of the...

September 1, 2016

Users started printing now and the biggest problem they face is not being sure on how and where the build plate should be.

Follow these steps:

- Lift the build plate just above the overflow

- Fill the vat until the resin overflows and leave it for a minute

- Move the build plate into the overflow and make sure it is level.  If it isn't level, screw in the grub screws in the top build plate to level the build plate.  You should als...

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