Greeting from the Submarine Capital of the World

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Greeting from the Submarine Capital of the World

Post by kswaid » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:27 pm

Greetings from the Submarine Capital of the World (or at least the town next door) in Ledyard, CT.

I work as a structural engineer for General Dynamics Electric Boat and have been out in New England for about 8 years now. My introduction to 3D printing was using a Stratasys Fortus at the high school where I am the head mentor for a FIRST robotics team (team 3719). I was intrigued by what the machines could do but shocked by their material cost and complete lack of user control in the process, so I decided to get a printer for my house. I started about a year ago with a Turnigy Fabrikator that was 50% off on Black Friday. After enjoying that and fighting plenty with it I decided to upgrade and purchased a Rostock MAX V2 three months later. The RMV2 has been nothing but great for me and has produced a ton of quality prints. I have kept the RMV2 mostly stock except for an E3D v6 and Bontech, but just received my new DUET WiFi to install. I also picked up a new ERIS in person at SeeMeCNC headquarters over the summer while back in Indiana to visit family (grew up in Ft. Wayne).

My other big hobby is motorcycles (adventure touring, trials, track days, trail riding) and I do a little RC aircraft flying as well.

Had some trouble getting on the forum, but now I am here and ready to contribute something useful (hopefully).

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Re: Greeting from the Submarine Capital of the World

Post by morgandc » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:51 pm

Welcome, I am kind of jealous of the v2 ( just got my first printer /a v3) since you are able to run Duet after everything I have heard about it :)

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Re: Greeting from the Submarine Capital of the World

Post by Xenocrates » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:17 pm

If I have the time Morgan, you may just get a pleasant surprise one day soon, although I don't plan to tackle the i2c interface on the he280, just a mounting bracket for a duet.

More on topic, welcome to the forums kswaid, you seem like you've got some interesting projects to talk about and more in the future.
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Re: Greeting from the Submarine Capital of the World

Post by Eaglezsoar » Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:32 pm

Hi KSwald, I spent a lot of years in Ledyard and Groton as an electronic Technician onboard the USS Lafayette SSBN616 submarine.
That brings back a lot of good memories.
Thanks for buying the Seemecnc pinters.


kswaid wrote:Greetings from the Submarine Capital of the World (or at least the town next door) in Ledyard, CT.

I work as a structural engineer for General Dynamics Electric Boat and have been out in New England for about 8 years now. My introduction to 3D printing was using a Stratasys Fortus at the high school where I am the head mentor for a FIRST robotics team (team 3719). I was intrigued by what the machines could do but shocked by their material cost and complete lack of user control in the process, so I decided to get a printer for my house. I started about a year ago with a Turnigy Fabrikator that was 50% off on Black Friday. After enjoying that and fighting plenty with it I decided to upgrade and purchased a Rostock MAX V2 three months later. The RMV2 has been nothing but great for me and has produced a ton of quality prints. I have kept the RMV2 mostly stock except for an E3D v6 and Bontech, but just received my new DUET WiFi to install. I also picked up a new ERIS in person at SeeMeCNC headquarters over the summer while back in Indiana to visit family (grew up in Ft. Wayne).

My other big hobby is motorcycles (adventure touring, trials, track days, trail riding) and I do a little RC aircraft flying as well.

Had some trouble getting on the forum, but now I am here and ready to contribute something useful (hopefully).

Kyle

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Re: Greeting from the Submarine Capital of the World

Post by kswaid » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:43 pm

I'll admit that as soon as everything was calibrated and printing well I made a 3ft long Virginia class model to sit on my bookshelf at work. The Rostock made pretty quick work of that. Sadly I forgot to take a picture and can not do so at work.

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Re: Greeting from the Submarine Capital of the World

Post by Mac The Knife » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:36 pm

Guess you'll just have to print another one. :)
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Re: Greeting from the Submarine Capital of the World

Post by kswaid » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:53 pm

Mac The Knife wrote:Guess you'll just have to print another one. :)


You can imagine how many people have asked me to make them one.

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Re: Greeting from the Submarine Capital of the World

Post by Xenocrates » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:08 pm

kswaid wrote:
Mac The Knife wrote:Guess you'll just have to print another one. :)


You can imagine how many people have asked me to make them one.


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Re: Greeting from the Submarine Capital of the World

Post by geneb » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:07 am

...or just upload the STL and we'll take it from there. :D :D :D

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Re: Greeting from the Submarine Capital of the World

Post by kswaid » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:07 pm

Oh, I am far too afraid of a security violation due to insider knowledge to even think about creating a model. Instead I found one on thingiverse that is very nicely done.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:576033

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Post by geneb » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:11 pm

itar, schmitar.... :D

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Re: Greeting from the Submarine Capital of the World

Post by kswaid » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:52 pm

...but me saying that model is nicely done does not constitute a confirmation of any features or measurements...

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