Local Motors Chooses a Printer

A great post from Mike Pisani of Local Motors details their experience in selecting a 3D Printer. In the end they chose a Z Corp Z510 and a Z Corp Z800 scanner, both very popular items in the 3D fabbing world. Mike describes the results of the test prints fresh out of the build chamber:

These parts are HIGHLY accurate to the original part/design, even the very fine threads.

Mike's purpose in using the Z510 is to produce prototypes that he can take to a manufacturer. By discussing the specs with the manufacturer using the prototype, he believes the entire process will be greatly sped up and errors reduced. Why not?

Via Local-Motors.com

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!