3D printing saves the day...

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DavidF
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3D printing saves the day...

Postby DavidF » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:19 pm

I was in the middle of a casting session when my vacuum pump spit a coupler, It was on the weekend and I was not able to find one without having to order. when your on a deadline things like this can cause you to lose a job completely. What to do?? i tried to zip tie it together, yea that all most worked. The I thought theres a whole spool of couplers up stairs you big dummy!! So up stairs I went, modeled the part, and printed it. I was back up and running in just a couple of hours. :D Whats a thread without pictures?
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Re: 3D printing saves the day...

Postby Eric » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:44 pm

Good job! Keep track of how much money you just saved, then you'll know when the printer has paid for itself.

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Re: 3D printing saves the day...

Postby Sonrisa3D » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:05 pm

YES! 3D Printed functional parts saving the day. That is the best use of this technology.

Glad to hear a success story.

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Re: 3D printing saves the day...

Postby Tinyhead » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:46 pm

That's quick work! Love seeing this sort of stuff.

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Re: 3D printing saves the day...

Postby Fester » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:29 pm

For sure Great Job , This is exact reason I have my 3D printer . Late nights / Midnight's , Weekends you never know when the printer going to save the day .... Hakuna matata

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Re: 3D printing saves the day...

Postby Print_This » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:44 am

exactly why i have a 3d printer! its a factory on your desk! thx for sharing! :)
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