Since we have a wide array of desktop 3D printers here at SD3D, we decided we would start doing a timelapse series. Each of these printers have different pros and cons, including their own failure rates. We recently decided to print a basketball hoop for the office on a Makerbot Replicator 2, and you can see, this occur at 100x normal speed. This hoop took a total of 1 hour and 6 minutes to print:
This hoop required a 3D printed rim and chains, as well as laser cutting into acrylic. The 5 chains took another 43 minutes to print on a Makerbot. The laser cutting is done with our Full Spectrum Laser and it has the ability to do high quality etching and cutting of acrylic to custom designs and shapes.