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TRIPODMAKER REVIEW: BLACK EDITITON

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Yesterday, the guys from 3D Printing for Beginners did a Tripodmaker Review of our latest Tripodmaker Black Edition. You should definitely check out what they wrote on their blog post. You can read it here.

We have already received many questions based on their blog post that we wanted to clarify to our readers here.  

DOES SHIPPING OF THE PLEXI PANELS OFTEN GO WRONG?

The answer: Not any more

Shipping of the plexi panels has been a pain at the launch a few months ago. Within the regular box, shipping goes terribly wrong. This is why we currently opt to ship the doors separately in a dedicated packaging, separate from the printer.

This package is way lighter and can be handled in a more gentle way, and not with brutal force. As mentioned, our device is rock solid and build to last, this means it is not a box to do a walk in the park with and requires some heavy lifting.

DIMENSIONAL ACCURACY IS IMPROVED

We changed our calibration procedure, creating prints within +/- .15 mm of tolerance. This is something you'll have to take our word for it =)

THE STRINGING AND X-Y-RESONANCE TEST FAILED, BUT WHY?

The answer: The reviewers received a prototype of the machine and there have been several firmware and software updates since then. To get a review out for you as soon as possible, this was the only possible way of working.

At the time of testing, our Prisma software was not up and running. This means slicer settings were not 100% optimized yet when compared to our standard Repetier Host set-up. There the user has a certain freedom to operate regarding temperature and speed settings. 

But let's be honest, the guys from "3D printing for beginners" know what they talk about. So how could this go wrong?

Well, stringing is not an easy thing to tackle, and often requires a combination of settings, like acceleration of the retraction, specific movements before hopping, acceleration and jerk for travels between two spots where material should be deposited, and of course the temperature setting.

Same goes for x-y resonance. Rigidity of the frame is one factor, but speed, jerk and acceleration make or break the final results of every printer.

While the temperature is a setting the user can change to fix the stringing, the other parameters like retraction, acceleration and jerk are not included in the printer menu. We have seen that this only leads to confusion or frustration with our customers.

As tests were performed by 3D Printing for Beginners somewhere October - November 2015, our demo device was still fitted with the old firmware set-up.

The acceleration and jerk during printing was set too aggressive, resulting in x-y resonances. Then again, the acceleration of the printer travels was to slow, allowing the filament to ooze and string heavily.

At the moment, printers running software version 0.92.8i should not be suffering from such sever troubles. 

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THE NEW TRIPODMAKER BLACK EDITION

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YES, WE ARE DOING IT AGAIN!

We are proud to announce the launch of our newest device, Tripodmaker Black Edition. 

During the fairs we attended in October, our Black Edition was on exclusive display and has been extremely well received by you, potential customers, press and resellers..

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FOUR MUSTHAVES, ONE DEVICE

We combined four must-haves for the new generation of 3D printers in our Tripodmaker Black Edition: easy to use, stark design, high quality and creative freedom. Our new device targets users craving for a professional device, enjoying easy operation and loving to watch it all happen. 

In order to increase accessibility, our new intuitive slicing software, PRISMA, enables users to work with predefined print settings, a materials database and organized storage for their prints. As a cloud application, it will always be up-to-date and deliver speedy performance through dedicated servers. The automatic bed levelling and pause & resume functionality adds to the ease of use.

The solid open look, 32 litres of imagination and high resolution makes the device on top of the game regarding design and creative performance. Elegant covers can be added on top to create a protected closed heated print workspace in order to reach better printing results and to guarantee a safe environment.

We are dedicated to produce our devices with the greatest care and highest quality by working together with a Belgian assembly company, using Belgian tailor-made metal parts. Going from prototype to final design, we worked together with designers and skilled technicians to obtain to best end-result.

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TRIPODMAKER BLACK EDITION

Tripodmaker Black Edition is a precise and affordable device that suits the demands of various types of customers and appeals to various end-uses. It has been carefully developed and designed to convince you that 3d printing can work for you too.

The lamp you see on our webpage is a collaboration with Juliette Geeraert, a design student at CAD Brussels, an international art college in Brussels (http://www.cad.be/). We will bring you more insights soon to how she used a Tripodmaker device to create her newest design. This showcases what we want to realize. We see no boundaries to whom can use and what you can do with our printer.

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PRE-ORDERING

The online pre-ordering has started with first deliveries scheduled by end of November. The device is dual nozzle ready and we are working hard to finalize the accompanying software. This upgrade will be available by the beginning of next year.

We are very proud to launch our new plug & print device with a cool attractive design. Please go on to tripodmaker.com/blackedition to let us convince you with our launch video and specifications. We are looking forward to receiving your feedback.

And of course, what did you think, we will soon be back with more news!
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NEXT MONTH WILL BE BUSY

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THREE FAIRS DURING OCTOBER: PARIS - BRUSSELS - KORTRIJK

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In the next few months, we will be attending three fairs, and we might have some little (or big) surprise for you. But more on that later this month with some more detailed updates.

 

3DPRINTSHOW - LOUVRE - PARIS/FRANCE
16-17 OCTOBER

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3D printing and additive manufacturing displayed spectacular growth and development. In this sector , the 3D Printshow platform opens up to the most advanced technologies, the most sharpened minds and most innovative applications of additive techniques. This is a great place to explore future technologies that everyone is talking about.

At 3D Printshow, you will have also the posibility to join several conferences. Looking forward to meet you there!

We are dedicated to produce our devices with the greatest care and highest quality by working together with a Belgian assembly company, using Belgian tailor-made metal parts. Going from prototype to final design, we worked together with designers and skilled technicians to obtain to best end-result.

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3DP EUROPE - TOUR AND TAXIS - BRUSSEL/BELGIUM
18-19 OCTOBER

3DPeurope is an international platform for businesses, government and NGOs, associations, retailers and resellers, artists and designers, engineers, educational institutes and everyone curious about the practical use of 3D printing. It is unique worldwide with its innovative show concept and Europe's first truly commercially and practically focused 3D Print event. Also, it will be the first 3D Printing show in Belgium, the center of Europe.

See you there?

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PROTO TYPING - XPO KORTRIJK/BELGIUM
28-29 OCTOBER

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PROTOTYPING 2015 aims to be a platform bringing together everyone in the prototyping industry, including both creative and manufacturing activities. It is a sharply focused practical trade event for everyone involved in product development, prototyping and low-volume manufacturing.  It is a platform for all the players in the prototyping value chain, from the initial idea to low-volume production, and this is what makes it different from other trade events. This unique networking event will also present top-level seminars and other valuable fringe events.

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OUR RESELLERS

AN EXPANDING TRIPODMAKER NETWORK

After being active for the latest year, it's time to put a clear overview of the current resellers we have being working on our sales:

 

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OUR BELGIAN RESELLERS.

Initially, we started in Belgium with our first resellers: With Trideus as our first one, quickly followed by Techswap, and 3D Futura. We are convinced we have a solid base in our home country to support our existing community of devices. We are very happy we got the opportunity to prove ourselves in this super exciting market!

ACROSS THE SEA.

In order to get access to the UK market, we started a trial project with Fablab Essex / Mousetrap Innovastion. We met Iain at TCT show. He’s a great guy and is really into everything what concerns Fablabs and hackspaces. 

UNDER THE SEA*.

With Makeproint, we date way back. At the first Rapidpro event Tripodmaker attended in Eindhoven, we got in touch. However, it took us quite some time to get a test device across the Dutch border so we only started reselling in the Netherlands as of several months ago.

* Parts of the Netherlands lay beneath sea level 😉

POWERED BY: ODOO

NOW ALSO CREATING THE FRONT END

Some time  ago, we explained we moved on to Odoo for our content management system. Odoo is a powerfull system that manages stock levels and holds together our webshop. Well, we finaly got it going and now, we also use Odoo for our website. Feel free to give some feedback at any time. We hope you like the new layout =)

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