Here is a project that was only made possible through to the 3D Simplify!
I believe this is the first metal detector with structure 100% printed in 3D ever created. Recently came out an article about it on the site 3DPI:
http://3dprintingindustry.com/2015/01/2 ... -detector/
The detector was fully printed in ABS on a Cartesian cubic printer designed and built by myself and I baptized of Protobot.
To produce the threaded rods I used three different processes, there are threads in the top and bottom of the piece, I used 0.15 layer height in the region of the threads and 0.28 to print the central body to increase the speed printing.
I tried to position the other parts so as to avoid the use of supports.
The hardest part of making was precisely the coil, because of the difficulty to printing large pieces in abs due to the problem of WARP.
I made the impression in two stages, it was necessary to introduce a break in the g-code so I could stop printing to insert the copper coil inside and then resume printing hermetically enclosing the coil.
Test on the beach
Objects found in the first test
My Protobot 3DPrinter
Screw and nut for fixing the coil
One of the four rods printed
Handle printed without supports
Base of the box
Top of the box printed without supports
Base of the box with electronic
Box mounted with stem