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by Capt. John
Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Patent Pending
Replies: 32
Views: 17162

Re: Patent Pending

2 injection molds, 2 cavities for each size, both were pushing 20k. These are the least costly molds I've had made to date. These are not large molds, handling a spoon 4.65 inches and other is around 3.85 inches. Figure to shift to a full patent within the year, big difference in cost is why I didn'...
by Capt. John
Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Tardis Door Sign
Replies: 4
Views: 3823

Re: Tardis Door Sign

Nice, font change makes it look very realistic.
by Capt. John
Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Delivery time for a new M2 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2802

Re: Delivery time for a new M2 ?

No, I'm not affiliated with no one. I'm an independent manufacturer with most web sales.
Like I said, wait and you'll be glad you did like me.
by Capt. John
Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Patent Pending
Replies: 32
Views: 17162

Re: Patent Pending

Mask was used for the dots, USA made $30 Paasche H series air brush with a 3 tip. These are rock solid siphon fed air brushes that can hold a lot of paint for production uses. Some of my Paasches are over 10 years old with the original parts, spraying gallons of paint. Lure tape is USA, lure eye, an...
by Capt. John
Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Patent Pending
Replies: 32
Views: 17162

Re: Patent Pending

I'd be lying, if I didn't say how envious of the art work seen on this board that blows my skills away. My art is devoted making fishing tackle that's provided me a living for the past 32 years. The below photo would NEVER have happened, if I wasn't able to rapid prototype several versions of a spoo...
by Capt. John
Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Delivery time for a new M2 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2802

Re: Delivery time for a new M2 ?

Email makergear.com directly. Whatever the wait is, it's worth it. Waiting means this machine is in demand. Demand is created by it's reputation of the absolute best 3D printer under 2k. To exceed the performance and longevity of the M2, you'll be hitting the hip for a couple of grand higher, maybe ...
by Capt. John
Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying the M2: Help me start out right
Replies: 48
Views: 13289

Re: Buying the M2: Help me start out right

Need to add anything that broke on my M2 was probably operator error, in the case of the cracked extruder motor mount. Did not pay close enough attention to the print area and the nozzle hit the clips that hold the glass to the build bed. There is no room for error, every square inch of the build be...
by Capt. John
Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying the M2: Help me start out right
Replies: 48
Views: 13289

Re: Buying the M2: Help me start out right

It's a big decision spending close 2k on a printer, completely understandable. I was in a dilemma after purchasing a junky $700 machine that arrived broken without the shipping box showing signs of harsh treatment. Sent this machine back, it just looked cheap. Reviews on Amazon pointed me to the M2....
by Capt. John
Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: having a LOT of trouble with ABS printing
Replies: 6
Views: 3107

Re: having a LOT of trouble with ABS printing

Printed out over 2000 parts in ABS in several colors for many manufacturers. Some ABS is junk and hard to print with. Filamex blue glow and Makergear black ABS is the best so far. Bed temp? seen no difference between 100 and 110. Extruder temp 240 to 245 for the v3b. 1st layer speed at 50% to 60% 1s...
by Capt. John
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Patent Pending
Replies: 32
Views: 17162

Re: Patent Pending

1st test run of my new injection molded spoons: SB_Clear_test_shot.jpg My printing efforts are at manufacturing and prototyping with my M2. Numbers on the spoon designate which side of the 2 cavity molds the parts came out of. Pic is outstandingly clear polycarb Lexan™ from the 1st 20 parts that wer...