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by wmgeorge
Fri May 27, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: DIY Laser
Replies: 12
Views: 7458

Re: DIY Laser

Thanks for the warning guys but I have been working on and around lasers for well over 2 years and I can still see! Maybe I did not mention this is only 5.5 watts and I have the approved goggles and now a amber color acrylic enclosure surrounding the machine. Would I let my 6 year old grandson near,...
by wmgeorge
Fri May 27, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: DIY Laser
Replies: 12
Views: 7458

DIY Laser

Even thou I own a perfectly good 50 Watt ULS laser I wanted to do something different. I ordered a laser Diode machine - kit off eBay. Vender was Pretty Worth Shop. Machine came in less than 8 days from China and to my surprise the only assembly was mounting the 5 watt blue laser to the carriage wit...
by wmgeorge
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is printer market similar to 1910 radio market?
Replies: 11
Views: 5901

Re: is printer market similar to 1910 radio market?

I got into 3D printing and also my laser engraving hobby because I did own a large metal lathe (much smaller one now) medium sized milling machine and decided I could not take it with me.... to the retirement home or village that is. Needed something that would fit into a spare bedroom and keep my m...
by wmgeorge
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Need Help Getting Started
Replies: 6
Views: 9660

Re: Need Help Getting Started

The LCD was purchased from MakerGear approximately 2 weeks ago, so I assume Geetech. However, the item came wrapped in foam without any documentation. It looks like the one in this link. http://www.makergear.com/products/lcd-screen Also, does anyone have the initial setup video listed in the How To...
by wmgeorge
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: 3D Printed Marble Machine
Replies: 7
Views: 5047

Re: 3D Printed Marble Machine

No support and mine was printed, the blue anyway with PETG, the gray / silver is ABS. Sliced with S3D. My grandson loves it and I even showed him how to take apart and put back together so he can learn.
by wmgeorge
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Random Layer skip during print
Replies: 4
Views: 2520

Re: Random Layer skip during print

Is that a ThingVerse or similar download? Sometimes those 3D models are not completely printable.
by wmgeorge
Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Digitizing Services
Replies: 32
Views: 24610

Re: 3D Digitizing Services

One more post on the Matter and Form 3D Scanner. Its headed back to Amazon for a full refund. Perhaps I got a bad unit or maybe not, but in over a week of trying to get at least one useable scan and model I gave up. Lighting dim, bright, side, back and overhead and last to my Shop which has great li...
by wmgeorge
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Digitizing Services
Replies: 32
Views: 24610

Re: 3D Digitizing Services

Well I purchased the Matter and Form scanner and its another learning curve. Nicely designed and the software is being updated on a regular basis. But, limitations as not too shiny, or reflective, or as I found to many open spaces in the object. Tried to do a toy metal tractor and it missed a Lot of...
by wmgeorge
Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Different Results Using Tinythin.g verus Tinything.stl/S3D
Replies: 9
Views: 6120

Re: Different Results Using Tinythin.g verus Tinything.stl/S

Every 3D printer has a learning curve, and the M2 is my second one. The one thing with it that stands out for me with the MakerGear is the quality of construction, the 2nd is the people on here who are really pro's and ready to share their knowledge.
by wmgeorge
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Lots of Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 3796

Re: Lots of Questions

Jules is an Angel sometimes when she jumps in to help. Anyway W22, you really need to start with the easy filaments to learn 3D printing with, the Wood, Metallic and others are for when you have learned the basics. No, its not easy, there is a learning curve start with simple and work you way up. 3D...