If there still seems to be some weight related, unwanted traces from the holiday season that don’t appear to be disappearing, there is now a cool challenge where shedding extra mass is more about tech than trendy name-branded diets. The seasoned veteran from RepRap forums and other 3D printing related channels – RichRap – has set up a competition, where size really does count. The idea is to 3D print something as tiny as possible – but obviously it has to demonstrate successful results in terms of accuracy. The rules are simple – the entries need to be manufactured with FFF/FDM tech using 3D printers. Also, in the tradition of the open sharing ethos, the used specs are kindly insisted to be laid out for everyone else to try on their own or to apply similar settings if wanted.
The results so far? Have a look at some of the awesome mini-sized entries in the below gallery. And it may come as a surprise to some of those that say FDM cannot be scaled down successfully![nggallery id=56]
The competition is going until 15th of this month, so there’s still plenty of time to enter. If you need more inspiration, hit the source link for the thread with more tiny goodness.
Source: RepRap Forums