This is the result of a long night of designing, now we can start with the housing. The complete support structure for the cube body will be built up by just 3 different components. In order to be manufactured very easily, they are all printable in a 3D-printer.
Printing of one of the corners for the Cube Factory. It was a first test with only 5 percent fill. This gave some problems. Corners with 18 percent fill have shown to be very strong.
We have been using the Ultimaker for some days now and can not deny that we’re very happy with it. Consider this as a small declaration of love.
Out-takes from Cube Factory on Vimeo.
Assembling the Ultimaker was a bit challenging. But if you are a smart guy (or an engineer) or even read the manual, it’s also not rocket science. Ultimately we are glad we have built it by our own and want to encourage everyone to do the same.
Assembling the Ultimaker – Day 1 from Cube Factory on Vimeo.
This is an animation of the CubeFactory we made some weeks ago. To demonstrate that you don’t have to be an engineer to design a 3D-file or to create sustainable values, we made it in a very easy to use program called Sketchup. But see for yourself:
Cube Factory from Cube Factory on Vimeo.
A short video about the Cube opening and the touchscreen unfolding.
In cooperation with the University of Twente we made a filament producing machine with which you can produce consumables for 3D-printers out of local materials. This one runs well with ABS but we are working on using PET-bottles as a resource.
Home Recycling Device from CubeFactory on Vimeo.