Ok let’s see if I can get these to load.
So the print started Thursday (not Monday) - there was a delay on the pellets arriving (the whole thing is being printed with tpe pellets).
The footprint is 16ft - talked to the owner of the cafe today, they plan to do a 19ft next and think they can get up to a 20-22ft.
They are using S3D and a bunch of trickery for slicing (had to do some tomfoolery between a few programs to get it to accept the dimensions and configuration).
The layer high is about 1.75mm and width is about 10mm. He showed us one of the nozzles side by side with a standard one - it’s gigantic (sorry didn’t think to get a picture).
Its a good thing this thing is in a cafe and not a warehouse since they’ve had someone there to babysit 24/7. So at least there are couches to crash on and coffee!
Revised estimate is 8-10 day print. They are hoping to give “tours” where we can walk through it on the 23-25th. And hoping to possibly have it at the makerfaire in Saskatoon on the 26th of May (possibly after adding seating cushions etc).
Apologies for the glare. The printer is in the back room behind glass with crazy lighting.
There is a 60-70 C degree shift from inside the cafe to outside. Its damn cold here right now and they have the printer room hovering between 35 and 40 degrees to prevent shrinkage.
Not sure if you can see the line in the print where they started the second alice (where the dinette ends) with the flash/lighting. There will be about three shifts (according to owner) - including one where they drop the whole thing 6inches to shift the Z index to gain a bit more head room before completing the roof.
If any other people on the forums are in Sask (or in Canada and happen to be travelling through Sask) I highly recommend checking it out. Really cool to watch.
Edit: Fixing dates (shouldn’t try typing long posts on a phone)