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RBA - House 2

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RBA - House 2 by rba Jul 1, 2013

Description

1:100 concept model for a house design in Western Australia. Modelled in Archicad, the .stl's were then cleaned up with Netfabb and printed with a Replicator 2 using the makerware slicer. We experienced a few less printing issues than with House 1, yet there was still some curling issues and a few other inconviences along the way.

This design also called for multiple louvres and a few other add on pieces that have been printed seperately and glued on afterwards (front fences, fireplace flue, etc).

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Hi Fernando,

Total print time for this model was about 24 hours, with some of the larger pieces taking up to 5 hours to print. It took quite a while longer to actually get all the pieces printed successfully as we had some issues with curling and a few other issues, but the whole model came together in about a week. Thankfully you can always work on other things while the bot is printing!
The model is also quite large being almost half a metre in length.

Thanks for your comments,

RBA

Amazing work! Do you have an approximate idea of how long (in total) did the prints take?

Hi Alfalfasecas,

Unfortunately we haven't yet found a model that works on our printer for cars or people so these ones are just from the local hobby shop. If you find some .stl's that work be sure to let us know.

Cheers,

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Instructions

Printed with 10% infill, 0.22mm layer height and 3 shells using Makerware with the Makerware slicer. Printed in 4 ground sections due to size of the build plate and the associated curling issues with bigger prints.

There should be no need for support as required support has already been modelled under the large openings (these are easy to either cut or snap out) compare the photos to the model if these are not obvious. Also the 'thermal corners' around the sections seemed to minimize the curling issues on our printer.

Roof sections were printed on their sides to get the best surface finish.

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fernandovflores on Nov 11, 2013 said:

Amazing work! Do you have an approximate idea of how long (in total) did the prints take?

rba on Nov 11, 2013 said:

Hi Fernando,

Total print time for this model was about 24 hours, with some of the larger pieces taking up to 5 hours to print. It took quite a while longer to actually get all the pieces printed successfully as we had some issues with curling and a few other issues, but the whole model came together in about a week. Thankfully you can always work on other things while the bot is printing!
The model is also quite large being almost half a metre in length.

Thanks for your comments,

RBA

alfalfasecas on Oct 15, 2013 said:

Amazing! Do you have the models of the car and the persons??

rba on Oct 18, 2013 said:

Hi Alfalfasecas,

Unfortunately we haven't yet found a model that works on our printer for cars or people so these ones are just from the local hobby shop. If you find some .stl's that work be sure to let us know.

Cheers,

Gaganesh on Aug 20, 2013 said:

Very impressed with your design , already started printing it . But did you design the whole house at once using Archicad then my question is how did you end up with 8 .stl files for it ? In other words did you use Archicad to split the house or used something else?

rba on Aug 22, 2013 said:

Thanks Gaganesh,
Yes Archicad was used to split the model into suitable chunks to fit the build plate, and also to make it possible for clients to easily view the different spaces. If you do print the pieces it would be really good to see how it prints for you so be sure to send us a photo of your results.

Thanks,

RBA

pwc-phil on Jul 1, 2013 said:

fantastic work! your posts are going to exponentially boost sales for makerbot to the architectural community... with the price point and the proven possibilities you show, how every firm doesn't have at least one bot and a dedicated bot-monkey (like ourselves) at this point is beyond me... keep 'em coming... cheers!

rba on Jul 3, 2013 said:

Thanks Phil - we would love to see what other architectural practices are doing with the Bot. There is a lot of knowledge developed with the use of the printer specific to the type of objects modelled.

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