In the summer of 2017 I started the conversion of my Anet A8 3D printer to an AM8, essentialy replacing the flimsy acrylic frame of the printer with a new one made of aluminum profile extrusions. The conversion went well, and the robustness of the printer improved considerably. A few months ago, an accident in connecting a […]
Category: 3d printing
One of the common problems you face with a 3D printer like the Anet A8 is Printbed adhesion. FFF (fused filament fabrication) printers work by laying hot strands of plastic filament on the printbed in consecutive layers. In order for this to work, the filament has to stick on the printbed at least until the […]
3D printer enclosure
Choosing and building an enclosure for my 3D printer.
New hobby: 3D printing
So… for the past 6 months I’ve acquired a new hobby: 3D printing!
I’ve been toying with the idea of buying and or building a 3D printer for over a year but I was putting it off as I was extremely resource constrained (time, space, money). Just before Christmas however, a seemingly random ad in my Facebook timeline spurred my interest. As for most things nowadays, you can find relatively cheap chinese clones of various open source 3D printer designs.
After a little research, I decided to buy an Anet A8. It’s based on the Prusa i3 open source design.