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#1 OFFLINE   Flesh Wound

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Posted Feb. 28 2018 - 02:52 PM

I've slowly been learning some of the cool features on this new 3D printer. One really neat thing is filament run-out sensing. If you run out of filament the printer will stop. Change in new material, press a button and this will pick up where it left off just like nothing happened.

 

I've been printing filament stands while using up some of my very old filament that's been out in the open for at least a year. So as the spool runs out swap in a new spool. Even if I do not have the same color.

 

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That is the result of running out twice. 

 

The control software also has a feature where I can tell the printer to stop at a given layer in the print. This allows you to say insert a nut into a cavity for a captured piece of hardware or to change colors of your filament.

 

The more I learn about this machine the more blown away I am at it's capabilities.


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Posted Feb. 28 2018 - 02:59 PM

Being able to stop and insert a metal nut seems like a great feature. Do they have any other material that is softer, say flexible, that you could insert between two hard layers or is the printer only capable of one type of product?




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Posted Feb. 28 2018 - 03:13 PM

Being able to stop and insert a metal nut seems like a great feature. Do they have any other material that is softer, say flexible, that you could insert between two hard layers or is the printer only capable of one type of product?

 

In theory you could do that. The problem is you cannot change the heating parameters in the middle of the print. Now if the two materials were within the same heating range that would potentially work. 

 

For example, going from PLA to ABS would not work. ABS needs a lot more heat both on the bed and extruder nozzle.

 

TPU is a flexible filament. It uses close to the same settings as PLA. That would possibly work.




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Posted Feb. 28 2018 - 04:12 PM

That's pretty cool.


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Posted Feb. 28 2018 - 06:53 PM

I am really trying to NOT buy one of these things. I have always loved fabricating things and these printer are just plain cool.

 

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Posted Feb. 28 2018 - 07:48 PM

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Posted Feb. 28 2018 - 08:14 PM

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call me !    :segrin:

 

 

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Posted Feb. 28 2018 - 09:21 PM

When she has full lips, Auburn hair, makes sammiches, and don't talk much,

call me !    :segrin:

 

 

I know you can do it !

 

If I can pull that off you'all will never hear from me again! :segrin:




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Posted Feb. 28 2018 - 09:36 PM

When she has full lips, Auburn hair, makes sammiches, and don't talk much,

call me !    :segrin:

 

 

I know you can do it !

 

If it can do that. I want one.




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Posted Feb. 28 2018 - 10:13 PM

 
If I can pull that off you'all will never hear from me again! :segrin:

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Posted Feb. 28 2018 - 11:56 PM

 
If it can do that. I want one.

print you a new model daily with upgrades!!!' Lol


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Posted Mar. 01 2018 - 05:38 AM

 

If I can pull that off you'all will never hear from me again! :segrin:

 

I figured you would at least be buying drinks after the announcement of 

that patent. 

 

But I get it..... :laugh:

 

We need to change your screen name to Boy Wonder.

What was the name of that painfully stupid movie where the nerds invented 

a female robot, the "actress" being model Kelly somebodyorother....?


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Posted Mar. 01 2018 - 11:33 AM

 
I figured you would at least be buying drinks after the announcement of 
that patent. 
 
But I get it..... :laugh:
 
We need to change your screen name to Boy Wonder.
What was the name of that painfully stupid movie where the nerds invented 
a female robot, the "actress" being model Kelly somebodyorother....?

Weird science?


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Posted Mar. 01 2018 - 01:16 PM

Weird science?

that's it, and I think her name is Kelly LeBrock ?




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Posted Mar. 01 2018 - 02:30 PM

that's it, and I think her name is Kelly LeBrock ?

Yep.


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Posted Mar. 10 2018 - 12:51 PM

I've slowly been learning some of the cool features on this new 3D printer. One really neat thing is filament run-out sensing. If you run out of filament the printer will stop. Change in new material, press a button and this will pick up where it left off just like nothing happened.

 

I've been printing filament stands while using up some of my very old filament that's been out in the open for at least a year. So as the spool runs out swap in a new spool. Even if I do not have the same color.

 

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That is the result of running out twice. 

 

The control software also has a feature where I can tell the printer to stop at a given layer in the print. This allows you to say insert a nut into a cavity for a captured piece of hardware or to change colors of your filament.

 

The more I learn about this machine the more blown away I am at it's capabilities.

 

FW : Suppose the blue portion was 1.25" Diameter  yellow .750" and orange .500"  ; Yellow and orange were .750 in length  and blue was 1.00" in length .

 

Shelf pins for 550 and 650 toolheads  ?.  Simply drill a 3/4" pin hole for 550 or a 1/2" pin hole for 650  and toolhead rest upon 1.25" diameter center .

Yes ?  ...


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Posted Mar. 10 2018 - 12:55 PM

 

FW : Suppose the blue portion was 1.25" Diameter  yellow .750" and orange .500"  ; Yellow and orange were .750 in length  and blue was 1.00" in length .

 

Shelf pins for 550 and 650 toolheads  ?.  Simply drill a 3/4" pin hole for 550 or a 1/2" pin hole for 650  and toolhead rest upon 1.25" diameter center .

Yes ?  ...

 

That is doable. However I already makes those from Delrin. It's less expensive to print these but turning these on the lathe is so much faster and I think they look better. 

 

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Posted Mar. 10 2018 - 06:24 PM

 

That is doable. However I already makes those from Delrin. It's less expensive to print these but turning these on the lathe is so much faster and I think they look better. 

 

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That works it just requires a lager drill bit , Delrin ? Wouldn't this be more cost effective ?. 

1.25" UHMW ROD   As C6  Acetyl  or Delrin is somewhat pricey  where i shop plastics compared too UHMW . 

 

I made special pin parts one time  using sheet and counter bored with a plug bit .  I also manufactured  Well head covers out of Schedule 80 CPVC, bored , counter bored drilled tapped and placed SS fittings into cover plates . Worked myself out of a job they worked so well !. No Rusting painting or UV failure  and the cost over steel was less than half price . The key was mounting and welding ( yep Plastic welding )  #2 square tubes on top of the plate cover . It eliminated pipe vibration form water surging ,thus eliminated cracked well head fittings !.  Well heads were 12" and 16" covers ...

 


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Posted Mar. 11 2018 - 07:09 AM

That’s some cool stuff you have going on the FW.


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