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by Demolishun
Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Heatbed to 24V Question
Replies: 23
Views: 5101

Re: Heatbed to 24V Question

Old thread, but figured I would chime in:
http://forum.seemecnc.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=5406

It covers just about everything on 24VDC conversions for the heated bed.
by Demolishun
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Printing ABS to plastic sheet? [NO!!!] (See updated post)
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Printing ABS to plastic sheet? [NO!!!] (See updated post

I finally got around to ordering some ABS sheets. I ordered 20 of the 12"x12"x0.118" I believe. I was thinking I was running into a not hot enough for the sheet, but hot enough for the ABS filament. I want to test ABS on ABS, not unknown styrene on ABS.
by Demolishun
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Tri Hotend
Replies: 160
Views: 26826

Re: Tri Hotend

For me this may justify a second machine to put this on.

I am saving up my milk money! Or is it beer money?...
by Demolishun
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Tri Hotend
Replies: 160
Views: 26826

Re: Tri Hotend

Very cool! "STOP ADVERTISING HERE I HATE YOU!" Cause I ain't got the money to buy this yet, and I WANT IT! ;) This is seriously very cool and the more options for extruders for 3D printing the better. I assume the electronics will need an upgrade to handle 3 extruders on a Rostock Max V2?
by Demolishun
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Dive gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1677

Re: Dive gear

You can use a plastic soda bottle as a single use silencer. You can also use a car oil filter for a multiuse silencer. Make sure you cover your tank silencer if you are going full bore. That will probably throw some good shrapnel if it blows. Also, you might be able to calculate the PSI versus the o...
by Demolishun
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 3d printing is bad for your health?
Replies: 17
Views: 2503

Re: 3d printing is bad for your health?

3D printing IS bad for your health. It causes you to spend way too much time sitting in a hunched position glued to the screen. This is caused by searching hundreds of websites that have free 3D models that you can print. You stay up to all hours watching your prints and arching your back while rubb...
by Demolishun
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Printing ABS to plastic sheet? [NO!!!] (See updated post)
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Printing ABS to plastic sheet? [NO!!!] (See updated post

could you drill small holes in to your base material and then press fit your other parts

That is another good option.
by Demolishun
Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Models to Blueprints
Replies: 17
Views: 2114

Re: Models to Blueprints

Cubify Design can read a lot of 3D formats and has an entire 3D to 2D drawing system built in. It is $200 for the complete package. I have read in Pro Engineer files into Cubify and it worked very well. I have not used the 2D side much, but I know it is there. There is a trial period so you can test...
by Demolishun
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Printing ABS to plastic sheet? [NO!!!] (See updated post)
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Printing ABS to plastic sheet? [NO!!!] (See updated post

I tried a universal ABS/PVC solvent and it does not bind to the styrene. It eats the ABS though. I wonder what the heck is in this plastic. Maybe I don't want to know...

I have not tried increasing the heat, but that is next.
by Demolishun
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: IMPORTANT! V1 to V2 Rostock Max is Ready!
Replies: 12
Views: 1478

Re: IMPORTANT! V1 to V2 Rostock Max is Ready!

I don't even have a version 1, but I think this is VERY cool. Good job SeeMe CNC!
by Demolishun
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Printing ABS to plastic sheet? [NO!!!] (See updated post)
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Printing ABS to plastic sheet? [NO!!!] (See updated post

Yeah, I was going to try hiking up the temp. I tried it 235, I think I will push 250 maybe and try going slower on the first layer. That should increase the heat on that layer and make it "linger" to melt the styrene. I love the idea of dipping too low to force it to melt into the material...
by Demolishun
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Your opinion on Patents
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: Your opinion on Patents

1) I actually have not yet seen any patent abuse for 3D printing. I thought there might be some overly broad ones, but after reading them and seeing how easy they are to defeat I am not all that concerned. 2) Off the top of my head the material these guys designed definitely needs a patent on it. 3)...
by Demolishun
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Printing ABS to plastic sheet? [NO!!!] (See updated post)
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Printing ABS to plastic sheet?

I had some "styrene" from a hobby store I purchased a while back. I figured it would work for a good test. It is quite possibly ABS to begin with, but the packaging does not say. The bonding of the plastic seems to be very good. I had to use ABS slurry to make the styrene stay on the heate...
by Demolishun
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: filament chunker
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: filament chunker

This is VERY cool!

Thanks for sharing your progress. Keep posting on this!
by Demolishun
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Frog Guts!
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: Frog Guts!

What is green and red and printed all over?

A disemboweled frog in a 3D printer.
by Demolishun
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Printing ABS to plastic sheet? [NO!!!] (See updated post)
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Printing ABS to plastic sheet?

Ooh, nice idea for Online Metals. Small quantities and decent pricing;
http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=21777&step=4

I also need metals from time to time so that is great website.
by Demolishun
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Printing ABS to plastic sheet? [NO!!!] (See updated post)
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Printing ABS to plastic sheet? [NO!!!] (See updated post)

I was going to post in troubleshooting, but I was not sure if that was the correct place. Anyway, I am making some modular enclosures and they are turning out to be just a flat piece of plastic with features printed onto the major pieces. The bottom, sides, and top are all separate pieces. I was thi...
by Demolishun
Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Does anyone actually read the patents?
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: Does anyone actually read the patents?

Please, read the patent and don't conjecture what is in there. Only the independent claims matter, and if those apply then the dependent claims matter. The rest of the text of the patent is just background information and are not claims. Nothing in the claims even mentions belts, motors, etc. Only o...
by Demolishun
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Does anyone actually read the patents?
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: Does anyone actually read the patents?

The independent claims basically state the "gantry system" is isolated from the build chamber. If the gantry system (even partially) is inside the build chamber then you avoid the patent altogether.
by Demolishun
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Does anyone actually read the patents?
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: Does anyone actually read the patents?

Apparently I am not the only one intrigued by this:
http://payne.org/blog/stratasys-heated-build-enclosure-patent/
by Demolishun
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Does anyone actually read the patents?
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Does anyone actually read the patents?

Does anyone actually read the patents? Every independent claim in this patent specifies the gantry system being isolated from and external to the heated build environment. So putting ANY kind of 3D printer "inside" a chamber designed to control temperature completely avoids this patent. Th...
by Demolishun
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: ABS Cooling Crack Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 2418

Re: ABS Cooling Crack Repair

IANAL Okay, so heated enclosure for a Cartesian coordinate robot? What does that mean? Well, if I have a heated build plate and a heated extruder in my machine and put an enclosure around it, does that make it a heated enclosure? I am not specifically heating the enclosure. I am heating the bed and ...
by Demolishun
Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Akemake Spirula Speakers
Replies: 84
Views: 13990

Re: Akemake Spirula Speakers

Wow, Akemake sounds like a company that "gets it". Interesting concept for their products.
by Demolishun
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Got bored at work... the result: transparent abs
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: Got bored at work... the result: transparent abs

Ooh I have a wee. Where did you get virgin clear ABS?

BTW, I keep reading the title of the thread as abs as in stomach muscles every time. ;)
by Demolishun
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Kickstarter for Gecko3D Build plate
Replies: 17
Views: 1883

Re: Kickstarter for Gecko3D Build plate

nitewatchman wrote:We are now very careful of disclosure until we have have received a priority filing date.


Good move! Same thing at our company. We pretty much don't say anything about anything in our systems. If we do patent it is for defensive reasons mostly.

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