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by Chrissi
Sat May 02, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: SeeMeCNC crew in the wild
Topic: 3D Printer World Expo in Burbank, CA 1/31-2/1 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 5538

Re: 3D Printer World Expo in Burbank, CA 1/31-2/1 2014

Oh and one other word...
Every time some guy came in and said he had a Makerbot in his office I'd reach out, gently place my hand upon his and with greatest sincerity say "You have my condolences" ...it only seemed appropriate :lol:
by Chrissi
Sat May 02, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: SeeMeCNC crew in the wild
Topic: 3D Printer World Expo in Burbank, CA 1/31-2/1 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 5538

Re: 3D Printer World Expo in Burbank, CA 1/31-2/1 2014

We'd also like to thank Gene for the parts he generously loaned us to show at the airshow, they made a difference when instead of Yodas or call boxes I could hold up a part and call it a prototype to verify form/fit/function or pattern for casting they'd get excited.
Thank you Gene!
by Chrissi
Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: SeeMeCNC crew in the wild
Topic: 3D Printer World Expo in Burbank, CA 1/31-2/1 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 5538

Re: 3D Printer World Expo in Burbank, CA 1/31-2/1 2014

Not the SeeMeCNC crew in the wild but thought this note I sent to John might be of interest... We just returned from the Sun N Fun airshow in Lakeland Florida. We took along the printer to demonstrate in the Engines Workshop which we co-chair. Gene had sent us a few parts he had made for the spitfir...
by Chrissi
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: g0704 cnc conversion...
Replies: 25
Views: 7904

Re: g0704 cnc conversion...

Great start. You're going to have way too much fun with it.
I came at this from the other way around, machines first then 3D printer. I have to keep reminding myself there is a simple way to make test parts... print them!
by Chrissi
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: g0704 cnc conversion...
Replies: 25
Views: 7904

Re: g0704 cnc conversion...

geneb wrote:My problem is that I could afford the mill and the CNC kit, but not the ballscrew upgrade as well. :)

I also have to budget for collets and Mach3 as well.
...and shipping and tax....
g.

Based on what you will eventually spend on tooling they should give the machines away, like crack for machinists
by Chrissi
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: g0704 cnc conversion...
Replies: 25
Views: 7904

Re: g0704 cnc conversion...

Do it a bit at a time; build the controller first. If you are going to use Gecko drives you'll need a beefy torroidal transformer. We had one made for around $200 that would rectify out to something like 80V/7A for NEMA 34 motors. Big filter cap and rectifier board can be bought off the shelf from o...
by Chrissi
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why I am staying on the Forum
Replies: 51
Views: 4907

Re: Why I am leaving the Forum

How about sticking around and participating as you are able? Part of this is a communal selfish need on our collective part and also general camaraderie and certainly if you have devoted this much time to this forum yourself it fills a need for you as well. You have to do something with your time so...
by Chrissi
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Rudder pedal...
Replies: 20
Views: 1682

Re: Rudder pedal...

I think the Warbirds guys would be going spastic if you had this going in a booth in the Warbirds area at Oshkosh. They'd be knocking themselves out trying to guess what it was where it goes.
by Chrissi
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Beer and 3D Printing Meetup
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: Beer and 3D Printing Meetup

Delta Printers; like a laser pointer in a room full of cats =)
by Chrissi
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Field & Stream video of my 3D Printed Fly Reel
Replies: 23
Views: 2501

Re: Field & Stream video of my 3D Printed Fly Reel

Congratulations that is so cool, and wow, nice fish too!
by Chrissi
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: Thing 1 & Thing 2!
Replies: 14
Views: 2459

Re: Thing 1 & Thing 2!

Looking awesome Teri!
by Chrissi
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Probably the most interesting thing I've made yet...
Replies: 19
Views: 1703

Re: Probably the most interesting thing I've made yet...

Gene, there you go, David is probably the guru on the casting, those were most of the YT videos I was referring to.
by Chrissi
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Probably the most interesting thing I've made yet...
Replies: 19
Views: 1703

Re: Probably the most interesting thing I've made yet...

Google around for Youtube on the process, shows a couple of examples. You need "investment" looks much like plaster. Also something to vibrate it to help degas, or large vacuum chamber and refrigerant pump.
Gene, I guess at least some good pictures of the finished pattern?
by Chrissi
Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Probably the most interesting thing I've made yet...
Replies: 19
Views: 1703

Re: Probably the most interesting thing I've made yet...

Gene, Any chance you are documenting the process for this? I am the co-chair for the Sun N Fun fly in Engine Workshops tent and want to show how relevant this technology is for aviation, casting parts, checking parts for fit etc. Does not have to be engine related; mechanical components are good. Lo...
by Chrissi
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: E3D has released new hotends!
Replies: 216
Views: 32036

Re: E3D has released new hotends!

Congratulations 0110!
by Chrissi
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot remove bowden from PTF connector
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Re: Cannot remove bowden from PTF connector

I end up unscrewing the connector, never can get it out.
by Chrissi
Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Triple Head, Water Cooled, AutoLift (eventually)
Replies: 10
Views: 2209

Re: Triple Head, Water Cooled, AutoLift (eventually)

What if the parts had a 45* chamfer at the mating point so that centering accuracy would be consistent?
by Chrissi
Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Nozzle distance from table?
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: Nozzle distance from table?

geneb wrote: It was a receipt from Powell's Books in Portland, OR. :)
g.

One of the top reason's I miss living in Portland!
by Chrissi
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Stepper motor dampers don't seem to be working
Replies: 33
Views: 5652

Re: Stepper motor dampers don't seem to be working

I wonder how much of the noise is transmitted through the table surface as a sounding board? Our stock V1 has always been very quiet, we only run it on a granite counter top.
by Chrissi
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: 3D Printing Contests
Topic: 3D printed rocket contest at MRRF!
Replies: 29
Views: 13185

Re: 3D printed rocket contest at MRRF!

A lot of it is simple common sense, designate a safety officer to make sure the area is safe before each launch and scan the sky. It would be prudent to check the nearest airfield and talk to the operator of the facility to make sure there is not a jump school or that the area is not used as a stude...
by Chrissi
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster
Replies: 69
Views: 14918

Re: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster

We have done business with these guys for seals on our RV project:
http://www.parkin-acc.com/page39.html

They represent one of the two largest seal manufacturers in the USA.
by Chrissi
Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: E3D has released new hotends!
Replies: 216
Views: 32036

Re: E3D has released new hotends!

joshuarowley42 wrote:Someone posting here is close enough to get a free Volcano upgrade! I will message you when it's out - but at that point you will know who you are anyway.. :P

Thank You!
....but will it work with the E3DV6 hot end I just received? =)
by Chrissi
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster
Replies: 69
Views: 14918

Re: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster

To seal the panels to each other how about printing joiners, do it in sections maybe 6" tall or some multiple of the panel height. Would look like a bent capitol "H"?
by Chrissi
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Don't buy That Machine Until 11/27
Replies: 27
Views: 3511

Re: Don't buy That Machine Until 11/27

And so the ride begins =)
I wish I could afford to buy another one just for the fun of building it, and another one, and another one etc
Enjoy the build, it's part of the journey.
by Chrissi
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How do YOU pick wall thickness on your designs?
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: How do YOU pick wall thickness on your designs?

Why not draw up a test coupon; a flat area to build the samples on then a series of parallel walls each going up in wall thickness.
Do one in multiples of nozzle diameter and the other in 1/2mm increments

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