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by Capt. John
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: Patent agent recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 5815

Re: Patent agent recommendation?

Patents can be circumvented with a 30% change to the original patented design.
Patents didn't protect Apple, when Samsung jumped all over them.
It will slow those who copy down and that's about the best you can hope for.
by Capt. John
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Part Pulled Chip Out of Glass
Replies: 73
Views: 13075

Re: Part Pulled Chip Out of Glass

Flip the glass plate over. Put in a freezer to get prints to pop off super easy.
Prying, or freezing? Freezing is a lot easier.
by Capt. John
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: Patent agent recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 5815

Re: Patent agent recommendation?

Time and strength is for polycarb injection molding. Takes an hour to print one spoon out of pricey PET+. ABS breaks from the strike of a large fish. 3D printing will never have the structural integrity of injection molded parts. Test.jpg The spoon is lifting approx 55 pounds, that's .077" thick wit...
by Capt. John
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: Patent agent recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 5815

Re: Patent agent recommendation?

2 things, is your invention unique? Most importantly: will it sell and make money? Then, do a patent search to make sure your invention has not been registered already. I answered the hybird's pm in more detail and forwarded the below link to at: http://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/sear...
by Capt. John
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Action cam mount
Replies: 9
Views: 7586

Re: Action cam mount

Video compression thru my editor is fine, compression coming out of You Tube leaves a lot to be desired. My Sonys are stationary and the scene moves. Having the cam move on a bike and capture video at the same time could be too pixels for the onboard processor to digest. My A10s shoot clear out to t...
by Capt. John
Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Action cam mount
Replies: 9
Views: 7586

Re: Action cam mount

GoPros are the big deal, found Sony to be equal and surpass in several areas compared to the black version GoPro. Don't have the new GoPro and won't be buying one either. To get results like on the TV show, Gold Rush, GoPros are highly modified lens with extra power wired in. Battery life on the bla...
by Capt. John
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Print ABS
Replies: 12
Views: 4619

Re: Print ABS

Glue stick just doesn't do much for me. Hairspray for PET+, ABS, and PLA on
the bed does me fine. I know many can do great with glue stick, but the few times
I used it, prints did not adhere to glass build bed good.
by Capt. John
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: A Heat Chamber for the M2
Replies: 10
Views: 5231

Re: A Heat Chamber for the M2

Going to PET+ cures many ills presented by ABS.
by Capt. John
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Patent Pending
Replies: 32
Views: 13585

Re: Patent Pending

Test.jpg Manufacturing parts using 3D printer can work, as long as the part is not subject to a lot of stress. My spoons can lift more then 55 pounds of lead. No 3D part, the same thickness can match injection molding strength of polycarb. Spoon are .077" thick and even where the snap dug into the ...
by Capt. John
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Patent Pending
Replies: 32
Views: 13585

Re: Patent Pending

Jim, got help installing the die cuts, about 3rd are my work. Will be sending you some spoon blanks soon, just too busy for the time being. To pyro: 9.5-10k is dirt cheap for 2 cavity injection molds that will make 1000s and 1000s of parts. There's a lot of engineering that goes into the water cours...