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3D Printing a marker?

Discussion in 'The Brain Box' started by emisnug, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. upzii Platinum Member

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    Its not :p

    PTFE would be a good material but I would suggest looking towards the HPPE (high performance polyethylene) spectrum of materials as they are made for this sort of application.

    When it comes to Eddy currents and things like that im not that knowledgeable, I believe Robbo looked into with his ego prime (think thats what it was called) project so may be worth giving him a pm and asking politely if he could discuss :)

    As far as NX goes im not sure how much it costs as I dont pay the licence the company I work for happens to own it (Siemens if u had not already guessed)

    Cheers Pete.

    (Pm me if u want more information about any of the CNC stuff and Im sure I can help you out somewhere.)
     
  2. emisnug "I am Become Death, squeegier of Worlds"

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    Eddy currents are what I basically did my Physics A-Level on. (Before I was playing paintball. At the time, it was for a rudimentary 3 stage rocket. All stopped when the Nation Association of Rocketry said it was too big) They are interesting!

    As for Siemens, I have an alright relation with them :) (Worked for 5 years with the "Greenpower Engineering" team whilst at school. Lots of support from Siemens)

    Anyhow. Update!!!

    The bolt and its sister one (according to solidworks again, a more efficient airflow design) are being printed in London over the next month or so (24 days apparently!) But at a cost of £28 per bolt, its not bad. Shall upload a video probably around the end of September of the bolt. In the meantime, I'm looking into lathing a HPPE bolt, as suggested by Upzii.
     
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  3. upzii Platinum Member

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    in reference to turning the bolt on the lathe i sugges using High speed steel tooling with large rake angles and a very small radius (stops melting)
     
  4. Kaspar Banned

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    just 3d print a printer then send the original one back knowledge
     
  5. Tom Tom

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    Even better - Buy a 3d printer, print a better 3d printer, sell a 3 printer
    This is a reality
    The quoted post is pretty much spam for the 20 post rule
     
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