Friday, March 10, 2017

MakerSpace: 3D Printer

Afinia H400
You asked. We delivered. When we officially opened the Mepham MakerSpace in September 2015, the student's #1 request was to add a 3D printer. Well, thanks to a generous donation from the Mepham Alumni Association, we now have the Afinia H400.

Here are a few items we have printed so far to test out our new 3D printer: a book card holder, a Batman book page holder ring (Confession: I didn't even know what this was, but apparently a book ring is a tool that you use to hold your book open with one hand - genius!), and a pirate doubloon because we are the Mepham Pirates, obviously!

Printed using our Afinia H400.
 About the Afinia H400
The Afinia H400 3D printer is perfectly built with ease of use, safety, and reliability combined in its elegant design that will fit on any desktop. The printer produces dimensionally-accurate plastic parts for education, design, or engineering applications.

The printer is fully-enclosed with a built-in, recirculating HEPA 7 air filtration system that continually cleans the air in the enclosure of particulates and odors as the model is printing. The H400 also has power failure protection. If power is cut to the printer, it will remember where it left off and allow you to finish the print after power resumes.

The Afinia H400 3D printer has a large touchscreen display and built-in WiFi to allow the system to be operated either locally or remotely. The new Afinia 3D Studio software allows prints to be sent not only from PC or Mac, but also from iOS devices such as iPads and iPhones.

The H400 platform comes factory-leveled and does not require adjustments and has auto-nozzle-height detection. The H400 has a new feature allowing for custom temperature setting of the nozzle and heated platform to allow for printing of not only ABS and PLA, but other materials requiring different temperatures.

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