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Workin on DropLit

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:47 pm
by johnoly99
I am broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/EXJG come and check it out!

Re: Workin on DropLit

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:13 pm
by mhackney
I thought I was watching but maybe it's a recording? Are you doing a shop tour?

Re: Workin on DropLit

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:17 pm
by mhackney
Ok, now I have the live feed!

Re: Workin on DropLit

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:02 pm
by DavidF
Is it printing? Or did I miss it?

Re: Workin on DropLit

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:23 pm
by guanu
it is currently printing one of my fan shrouds..

Guanu

Re: Workin on DropLit

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:40 pm
by DavidF
Hopefully we get to see some pics of the printed parts....
Live feed is off :(

Re: Workin on DropLit

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:54 am
by johnoly99

Re: Workin on DropLit

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:55 am
by johnoly99

Re: Workin on DropLit

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:47 pm
by Christian79
Question....... Why does the printer rise several revolutions per layer only to then lower again? I would thing you would want to limit the amount of Z-axis re-travel to avoid error stacking. Also how does the print time compare to that of a Max version?

Re: Workin on DropLit

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:25 pm
by Tinyhead
Wow... That operation you guys have going there is a hell of a lot bigger than I thought it was. I figured a lot of your guys' stuff was outsourced. I wish I worked in a place with all that cool stuff.

Re: Workin on DropLit

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:07 am
by geneb
Christian79: The build platform raises up to "un-stick" the newly cured layer from the bottom of the vat and then lowers it again in preparation for the next layer.

Tinyhead: They do all their own injection mold design, run those designs on their own CNC machines and then injection mold them on their own injection molding machines. The only parts they don't make in-house is the electronics, the nuts & bolts and the melamine sheet stock. :)

g.

Re: Workin on DropLit

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:33 am
by Jimustanguitar
Tinyhead wrote:Wow... That operation you guys have going there is a hell of a lot bigger than I thought it was. I figured a lot of your guys' stuff was outsourced. I wish I worked in a place with all that cool stuff.


And the stuff they don't do in house, electronics especially, are done by great people at other awesome small businesses. If you ever get to meet Jonny, Britt, Shane or any of the folks from UltiMachine and hear their company story, you'll love 'em too.