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#26 Rob Voska

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:12 AM

Why are you showing pictures of a 10% humidity chamber / environment, then when you show a picture of the machine it shows an open spool?  Is humidity critical to operation?  How does humidity affect the process?  WHat is the range for operation?  Does this machine melt and spray or is it more like squeezing a big tube of toothpaste to make the part?






#27 Dennis David

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:57 AM

All good questions. The photo is s stock photo. I will discard the open reel. I will use The Dry box because the filament, Nykon is hygroscopic, it soaks up moisture from the air which is bad during the printer process. Once I open the sealed bag the filament hoes in the box. The filament is heated to 260-265 C during the printing process. It also requires a heated bed.

This varies for different materials.

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#28 Dennis David

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:34 PM

I'm ready to assemble my new 3D Printer!

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#29 Dennis David

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:52 PM

From Czech Republic my new i3 MK3 3D Printer!

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 11:00 PM

Hi Dennis,

 

That mallet should align the parts pretty quick - LOL!

 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:05 AM

So there is more than very good beer made there?  Interesting

 

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#32 Dennis David

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:00 AM

Yes, very popular printer.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:30 AM

All of the parts are incredibly well packed with a bag of extra screws and all of the tools you will need. They also included a bag of gummi bears to chew on while you are putting together the printer.

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#34 Dennis David

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:36 AM

Since I am Dutch, I will probably chew on these instead.

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#35 Dennis David

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:45 AM

Got tired of remembering what screw or nut i needed. Makes a nice necklace as well for those into "Heavy Metal"

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:33 PM

That pack of gummi-bears made the purchase worth it! - LOL!

 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:43 PM

Time for a Gummi-Bear Break!

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 11:36 PM

AIRCOM T9, RECEIVER AND AV COMPONENT COOLING FAN SYSTEM, TOP EXHAUST 17"
 
System will sit on top of 3D Printer Enclosure.

 

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 06:57 AM

A different approach:  Although I am following this and the CNC thread with great interest, a variety of circumstances preclude the possibility that I might add these tools to my shop.  I have, however, just stumbled on a potential alternative.  An organization called The Foundry has been set up here in Baltimore.  Its purpose is to provide access to advanced manufacturing tools and processes to start-ups and small businesses that could benefit from the technology but are not at a stage that would justify the investment.  They have facilities like water jet cutting, laser engraving and cutting, 3D printing, multi-axis CNC milling, CNC routing etc. and offer both instructions on use and machine access time for a very nominal sum (especially so in my case- a 50% discount for seniors)

 

It is hard to imagine that this type of facility is unique to Baltimore.  I will be visiting in the near future to take the laser cutting class and will ask if they know of similar situations elsewhere.

 

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 06:23 PM

There was a big group called the TechShop that had locations all over the country until they went bankrupt. These places are called Maker spaces and there are quite a few dotted around the country.

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