I made some links of chain, arranged just so that I could slip a previously printed link over two adjacent links, while they were still being printed. Purists may take exception, but I think it’s kind of cool.

The links were printed with a 0.4mm MakerGear nozzle, using 0.26mm layers. All the ‘extra shells’ settings in Skeinforge->Fill set to 0, the infill turned way down, and lots of cool air..

Almost done printing

Each link is about 10mm * 15mm

41 links, printed in batches of 5.

I made a new Z-axis motor coupler, as I suspect the old one was slightly off-center & causing wobbles to show in printed parts. The new one seems better, but I still have a little bit of wobble from a still undetermined source.

new Z axis shaft coupler

Here are a few recent prints. I recently started using the “Dimension” module within Skeinforge to retract the feed-stock between moves, and it’s really helped reduce the “stringies” that’d happen between parts.

I'm six little teapots.

These rings printed fine, but a few lost their grip right as the print finished.

Vertical rings

Hot off the printner, no cleanup done

teapot on a US quarter, for scale.