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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: 5303

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: 2971

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...
by wmgeorge
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Feed Failures with PETG
Replies: 33
Views: 10273

Re: Feed Failures with PETG

I usually print with PETG and I might have discovered something after I printed a new extruder end out of PETG. I was having problems feeding and someone here suggested drilling the hole in the nozzle after the drive gear to a diameter of 2 mm. I did so and it worked great after that. Since we are u...
by wmgeorge
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?
Replies: 31
Views: 14748

Re: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

As setting out in the sun heat or engine heat? I don't know why ABS or PETG (more flexible) would not work. Both would tend to melt at the 400 Deg F range.
by wmgeorge
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 24v power supply AMP rating?
Replies: 7
Views: 4894

Re: 24v power supply AMP rating?

Resistive Wattage is calculated VxA or 120 x 6 = 720 Watts. There is also a Power Factor to be factored in, but since this a is DC output power supply I am not sure what that would be. But 720 Watts is a lot of power for a 3D printer, I think the answer above stated 200 watts for the bed and I would...
by wmgeorge
Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Digitizing Services
Replies: 32
Views: 22071

Re: 3D Digitizing Services

So what I found was getting digitizing done starts with a base cost of $300. The 123D Catch software is having issues according to the Forum and the Agisoft Photo software is nice but I can't get a decent model. Since I don't do this for income I can't justify $3000 for a good pro grade entry level ...
by wmgeorge
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Digitizing Services
Replies: 32
Views: 22071

Re: 3D Digitizing Services

I'm quite happy with the David SLS-2 setup. I bought the David 4 software, my own K132 projector, Industrial CCD, Lens, V-rail, printed the mounts for the projector and camera and bought a new laptop to run it all. My all in price was $2100 w/ the laptop. On the David forum there all the info you n...
by wmgeorge
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Digitizing Services
Replies: 32
Views: 22071

Re: 3D Digitizing Services

Well I more or less gave up on 123D Catch, I realize it's all in the lightning and quality of photo but they should at least be somewhat usable. I have emailed Agisoft for a trial key for the Standard Version but a little apprehensive as the company is located in Russia, home for a lot of Internet h...
by wmgeorge
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Digitizing Services
Replies: 32
Views: 22071

Re: 3D Digitizing Services

I did check out the Agisoft Photoscan software and it looks interesting and I will give it a try. But I want to try 123 Catch first. Yes my digital camera would be prefect for this as I can use my new remote trigger... finally. One question, what file formats can it Export? I use Fusion 360 and I kn...
by wmgeorge
Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Digitizing Services
Replies: 32
Views: 22071

Re: 3D Digitizing Services

I've got 123 Catch downloaded and reading up on now. Might get my good Canon SLR digital out and give it a try. I did locate some digitizing places near me, one is in Minneapolis and looks to be very upscale and knowledgeable, the issue is the cost of course. Thanks for the tip on the other Autodesk...