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Today, 08:17 AM
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Posted By cggorman

Enclosure version 1. Easily maintains 40c even...

Enclosure version 1. Easily maintains 40c even with doors cracked. Version 2 is ready for assembly and should be able to do 60c once I get the coolers on the motors.
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Today, 08:03 AM
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Posted By cggorman

First polycarbonate print. Testing extrusion...

First polycarbonate print. Testing extrusion temperatures. .40mm dia nozzle with .15mm layer thickness. Temps from 250c to 280c at 40c ambient.

Found my current machine ambient temp limit...at...
Yesterday, 02:33 AM
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Posted By cggorman

Most speed bumps and such are a bit less than 4"....

Most speed bumps and such are a bit less than 4". I have had many lowered cars and anything less than about 3.75" caused occasional issues during day-to-day use.

Certain suburban areas with...
06-14-2019, 08:14 PM
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Posted By cggorman

The honeycomb is called infill. Standard practice...

The honeycomb is called infill. Standard practice for FDM. There are at least a dozen different patterns.

The Onyx material sounds a lot like what I got from 3DxTech. Base resin could be almost...
06-14-2019, 08:00 AM
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Posted By cggorman

Yes, the process is quite slow. If I still...

Yes, the process is quite slow. If I still worked at my old job this probably wouldn't have happened as I had access to all the fabrication equipment a person could ask for.

That's not a printed...
06-13-2019, 01:38 PM
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Posted By cggorman

Somebody else might appreciate this fine bit of...

Somebody else might appreciate this fine bit of extruded framing. Part of a frame upgrade for the printer.

I can hardly believe how perfect the cut ends are!
Not Super thrilled with the T-nuts,...
06-11-2019, 02:57 PM
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Posted By cggorman

Can't remember which tools you have and I'm...

Can't remember which tools you have and I'm pressed for time so don't want to go back and search. With a good puller and installer, the races can be R&R'd in just a few minutes and they're cheap....
06-09-2019, 12:53 PM
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Posted By cggorman

Oh damn! Kitty litter time!

Oh damn! Kitty litter time!
06-09-2019, 08:39 AM
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Posted By cggorman

The printers can be quite simple and cheap. I'm...

The printers can be quite simple and cheap. I'm doing some things a bit outside the usual for hobby-grade printers. It depends on what you want to accomplish.

A Creality Ender 3 printer and normal...
06-08-2019, 09:28 PM
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Posted By cggorman

Sure it's not just the mirror? Loose-ish gimbal?

Sure it's not just the mirror? Loose-ish gimbal?
06-08-2019, 09:25 PM
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Posted By cggorman

Just catching up as I've been preoccupied (and...

Just catching up as I've been preoccupied (and quite busy besides) the last couple weeks.

Loving the meaty tech content of late!

A few thoughts....

I think most people gloss over (or flat...
06-08-2019, 08:52 PM
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Posted By cggorman

Building the multi-material unit. It will allow...

Building the multi-material unit. It will allow running up to 5 different filaments within the same part. Fully automated. Just define the material parameters in the model, load the appropriate...
06-08-2019, 08:45 PM
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Posted By cggorman

Lookin' good! Beware the new lighting...

Lookin' good!

Beware the new lighting control...it can lead to dramatic and sudden loss of cash if it grows in scope and complexity. Don't ask how I know!
06-08-2019, 01:25 PM
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Posted By cggorman

Some of the parts I printed in a transparent PETG...

Some of the parts I printed in a transparent PETG for the enclosure. The clarity isn't amazing, but this filament isn't intended for that sort of thing anyway. I plan to use RGB LEDs (controlled by...
06-08-2019, 12:59 PM
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Posted By cggorman

Also have a bunch mechanical parts coming in to...

Also have a bunch mechanical parts coming in to improve performance.

High resolution stepper motors (400 steps per rev instead of the usual 200), Misumi and THK precision linear rods and bearings,...
06-08-2019, 12:53 PM
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Posted By cggorman

You may have noticed a lot of metric being used. ...

You may have noticed a lot of metric being used. Turns out basically everything in this hobby is metric. I'm actually gaining a decent mental library of metric/imperial comparisons. It's kinda...
06-08-2019, 12:46 PM
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Posted By cggorman

I have a selection of nozzles from .15mm to .8mm....

I have a selection of nozzles from .15mm to .8mm. The bigger ones are hardened steel so they can handle the abrasive reinforced filaments.
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06-08-2019, 12:29 PM
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Posted By cggorman

I suppose I should update the printer progress......

I suppose I should update the printer progress...

Been working toward high(er) temperature printing so I can process the filaments I want for auto/bike projects.

First revision of the...
05-23-2019, 09:31 PM
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Posted By cggorman

Ha, thanks! I'm all self taught. Just really...

Ha, thanks! I'm all self taught. Just really like learning new skills and tinkering. I really believe almost anybody can do almost anything they set their mind to. Especially with the internet...
05-23-2019, 09:26 PM
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Posted By cggorman

I can HIGHLY recommend Techflex F6 WOVEN (F6W0...

I can HIGHLY recommend Techflex F6 WOVEN (F6W0 series) wire wrap. It's worth every damn penny and then some. Somewhere around here I have a post comparing several different types of Techflex...
05-22-2019, 11:37 PM
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Posted By cggorman

Some of the optical components I'm working on... ...

Some of the optical components I'm working on...

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05-22-2019, 09:50 PM
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Posted By cggorman

Good grief. Why even use colors, Ness? Just save...

Good grief. Why even use colors, Ness? Just save the extra penny and use all black. Sheesh.

Glad you got it sortrd without letting out the magic smoke!
05-22-2019, 12:20 PM
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Posted By cggorman

Yes it is a good skill to have. I am so glad I...

Yes it is a good skill to have. I am so glad I had the opportunity to learn it at my last job. I use it for all kinds of things. The model of your shock is not nearly accurate enough for Machining...
05-22-2019, 08:17 AM
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Posted By cggorman

Damn, I should learn to read! Sorry. Ness...

Damn, I should learn to read! Sorry.

Ness should feel stupid, not you.

Based on the colors available and an educated guess, I'd agree with Joe above.
05-22-2019, 01:58 AM
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Views: 320
Posted By cggorman

Black to black. The other two you can easily...

Black to black. The other two you can easily test. Connect them up black/black, color/color and confirm high/low beams. If they're not right, swap the colored wires.

Can't hurt anything. They're...
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