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These sheets of 1mm PETG are leftovers from vacuum form jobs
Vanessa Müller tests the effect of different temperatures and nozzle sizes when printing with beeswax. During this test, the syringe is heated to 35°C and extruded as a paste through a 1mm nozzle. The skirt halfway and the rim in the top are results of missing steps on the Z-axis. The lines look nice and tidy, but they can be peeled away easily. At these temperatures they don't stick together well.
Step by step the temperature was raised. In this test, the syringe heated up to 60°C. The wax is now mostly liquid. Even when it would be totally liquid the wax tends to clump together. A thinner nozzle opening and smaller layer height might create a more consistent extrusion. The color gradient shows the temperature of the wax: white-ish when exiting the syringe, and darkening to the regular wax color when it cools to room temperature.
To stop the SK11 milling bit tool holders from rolling away, I decided to make some holders for them. I started with a 3D printed clamp-section test for fit.
This is the log about the edible 3D print experiments of Janne Claes.
New marzipan objects for Surface/Object D
Janne makes Thomas eat one of her 3D printed tests with a yellow color
Proof that edible algae 3D print is edible
This is what's inside the tube when testing a print with an alga and agar mixture
First experiments with black marzipan: