On my quest to print more types of food, I wanted to learn as many as possible different extruding mechanisms. At the same time, being a newbie at Pier9 I will be using this instructable as a soft start to use the 3d printers we have here (connex 500).
The goal is to print and test two different designs of progressive cavity pumps and hopefully get to learn some along the way.
First tested pump is designed by emmett and is available on thingiverse. Printing with the Objet Connex 500, was easier than I could expect. Specially following the pier 9 basic user manual. First it felt weird not having control about the slicing process, the same way you do with FDM-RepRap printers (Slic3r, Cura, ...). But could not be happier with the result.
Cleaning the support is tedious but fun. I love the splashing machine.