Did you know that on the underside of your Litter-Robot 3 there is a spot that you can install a battery so that if you lose power your LR 3 will still work? Save yourself close to 40% by buying one of our Litter-Robot 3 Battery Backup covers and your own ML1.3-12 – 12 Volt 1.3 AH SLA Battery (like this one from Mighty Max on Amazon) instead of buying Litter-Robot’s solution. The estimated amount of cycles is around 20 that can be completed before the backup battery needs to be recharged.
- DIY Battery Backup solution for your Litter-Robot 3
- Cover will be printed in a RANDOM COLOR since you won’t see it after it’s installed
- Follow the same installation instructions that Litter-Robot provides, but with our cover and battery you purchase yourself
- One set of screws is included with each cover purchased
Litter-Robot’s Backup Battery installation video: https://lrt.pet/installbbvideo
Litter-Robot’s Backup Battery Installation PDF guide: https://lrt.pet/installbbguide
How does 3D printing work?
Every 3D printer builds parts based on the same main principle: a digital model is turned into a physical three-dimensional object by adding material a layer at a time. This where the alternative term Additive Manufacturing comes from.
3D printing is a fundamentally different way of producing parts compared to traditional subtractive (CNC machining) or formative (Injection molding) manufacturing technologies.
In 3D printing, no special tools are required (for example, a cutting tool with certain geometry or a mold). Instead the part is manufactured directly onto the built platform layer-by-layer, which leads to a unique set of benefits and limitations
From here, the way a 3D printer works varies by process. For example, desktop FDM printers melt plastic filaments and lay it down onto the print platform through a nozzle (like a high-precision, computer-controlled glue gun). Large industrial SLS machines use a laser to melt (or sinter) thin layers of metal or plastic powders.
The available materials also vary by process. Plastics are by far the most common, but metals can also be 3D printed. The produced parts can also have a wide range of specific physical properties, ranging from optically clear to rubber-like objects.
Depending on the size of the part and the type of printer, a print usually takes about 4 to 18 hours to complete. 3D printed parts are rarely ready-to-use out of the machine though. They often require some post-processing to achieve the desired level of surface finish. These steps take additional time and (usually manual) effort.
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