3D Printing Demo at the American Museum of Fly Fishing

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3D Printing Demo at the American Museum of Fly Fishing

Postby mhackney » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:45 pm

Hey all, I'll be giving a presentation on how I developed my 3D printed fly reel and giving live demonstrations on my Rostock at the American Museum of Fly Fishing's annual Fly Fishing Festival in Manchester, VT on Aug 8th. If you are in the area, stop by and say hello. I'll be the only angler their with a 3D printer!

Along with this, the Summer 2015 issue of The American Fly Fisher has my article on 3D printed fly reels. You can download a copy of my paper without subscribing to the magazine at the link above.

Cheers and let me know if you are planning to attend!
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Re: 3D Printing Demo at the American Museum of Fly Fishing

Postby mhackney » Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:38 pm

I just got back from my talk and all day demo at the Fly Fishing Museum in Vt. It was a lot of fun and almost no one had actually seen a 3D printer. Some of the old timers thought it was magic. It was interesting listening to them. What I find most interesting when discussing 3D printing with others is they immediately ask "wouldn't it be faster/easier/cheaper to make a mold and mold thing?". There are lots of ways to answer that question but I usually go down the path "what I find most interesting about 3D printing is that you can design and make things that you can't possibly make with any other technology." and then show the 3D printed bearing or parts that have very detailed interior design. Whenever a new technology hits the streets, the uninitiated fall back to wha they know and don't get it. But I think they all got the concept of being able to make parts that can't be made with any other technology even though they might not be able to conceptualize it. The most interesting person was a 92 year old woman who asked a lot if good questions and absolutely understood what I was saying. It's gems like her that make these sorts of events a lot of fun.

Here is how I transported the printer, got a few stares from other drivers, especially at 6AM this morning.

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Re: 3D Printing Demo at the American Museum of Fly Fishing

Postby Neptune » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:20 pm

Rough duty! That's the fastest that printer will ever move!


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