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Lynn Demers
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« on: July 23, 2012, 10:39:21 AM »

will there ever be an option to add hubs to a gear for fastening to a shaft with set screws or what ever. with that you could print a gear from beginning to end with no other modificat ion.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 03:43:38 PM »

Hi Lynn:

   Up to now I havent worried about hubs as the vast majority arent using 3d printers, but I can see I may have to consider that in the next cycle,
the use of 3d printing appears to be growing very fast. I WILL take this one under advisemen t. Some day I may get my own 3d printer working,
I guess Ill be forced to at that point anyway.. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 09:20:03 PM »

Art:

When you get to hubs you might give some thought to flanges.   They'd be handy for timing gears and other belt drives.

After a 7 month wait my 3D printer (Printrbot+) kit just arrived, with luck work will let me start on it in a couple days.  Hope to be printing GM designed gears (not to mention other stuff) with it real soon now.

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Some day I may get my own 3d printer working

Maybe you could start with a reprap like a MendelMax to get some experienc e/have some fun, then continue with your own design.  I don't recommend Kickstart er for a first printer unless you're willing to wait way more than you expected Sad

 
Looking forwards to another Season of Amazing Things for GM.

Kirk

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 06:40:40 AM »

Kirk:

   I may pick up 3d printer later this year for testing depositio n ( or likely just add a depositio n head to my router )
for testing stl outputs. My personal build printer is really more of a sucession of experimen ts and god only knows
if it will ever really do 3d printing. .but I enjoy the experimen ts so much that end result doesnt matter much to me in
that area. This week I got my UV laser to do scanning of an image..pr etty cool looking I must say. I hope to show you
that in a video in a month or two as I build a rig to automate the scanning head.

   Flanges are another thing I really hadnt considere d because of course again their only pertinent in 3d printers.
But I think its getting obvious to everyone that 3d printing is becoming very popular, so I will add that to my list as well.

Art
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 10:04:09 AM »

 If you decide to add the FDM extruder to your router you may want to look at the article that I just had published in this months issue of Digital machinist . It was the feature article and made the cover of the magazine.
The article basically shows how I added and extruder and and external dual thermosta tic controlle r to one of my many machines.
Art , they sent me several extra copies of the magazine. If you want  I can mail you one. .
I'm using with Mach3 and a program called slicr. It's pretty good and free.  As I recall I have my xml file set for 900mm velocity but have run it as high as 1200mm
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 10:42:06 AM »

Dan:

    Thanks, that issue shoudl show up at my specialty bookstore anytime now, Ill get a copy.
It'll save me time instead of having to figure it out. 1200 is pretty high, Im impressed .

  Im familiar with slicr, though I havent used it as yet.

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