Simpson's impact in the world of 3D printing

Simpson's impact in the world of 3D printing

Postby owens-bill » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:48 pm

A small sample, but interesting. . . Adafruit did a series of blog posts where they asked members of the 3D printing community for their opinions of the most interesting things in 2013. Here are three of the responses:

Tim Burtonwood:
http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/01/02/tom-burtonwood-3dx2013-year-in-review-adafruittopten-3dthursday-3dprinting-3dscanning-3d/
"Top three printing moments from 2013: #1 Wally and Simpson
Love these RepRap variants – looking forward to making one in the New Year."

Andrew Plumb:
http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/01/02/andrew-plumb-clothbot-3dx2013-year-in-review-adafruittopten-3dthursday-3dprinting-3dscanning-3d/
"Top three printing moments from 2013: #1 Nicholas Seward‘s RepRap Wally and RepRap Simpson designs.
They are the closest examples yet of Reproducing Rapid-prototyping machines. I like the symmetry of the delta-like Simpson, and the Wally is one of the few designs out there that can print *larger* versions of itself."

Michael Curry:
http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/01/02/michael-curry-3dx2013-year-in-review-adafruittopten-3dthursday-3dprinting-3dscanning-3d/
"Top three printing moments from 2013: #3 The Rep Rap Simpson and the Peachy Printer:
At the beginning of this year it looked like the basic technology of desktop 3D printing was settled. Well that was wrong. 2013 proved there is still plenty of room for innovation in 3d printing hardware.
The neither of these machines are fiercely practical, but they both challenge the underlying assumption of what it takes to be a 3d printer."
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Re: Simpson's impact in the world of 3D printing

Postby tommythorn » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:57 pm

That's awesome, but I guess this forum is about to get busier.

Can't GUS print larger versions of itself? (It's kind of a silly metric as there are lots of way to cheat).
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Re: Simpson's impact in the world of 3D printing

Postby Nicholas Seward » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:31 pm

GUS and good prints have just gotten together so it will be a while before GUS fathers his own child. The thinking that I try to emphasize with GUS and Wally is that a scale up doesn't require the purchase of longer components. (At least the things that have to be bigger aren't expensive like flatstock.)
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Re: Simpson's impact in the world of 3D printing

Postby brandonh » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:32 pm

Awesome, thanks for the links.

The Anything But Cartesian revolution will continue...
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