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Richard Beck
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e3-digitalfab.com, 3D printing
e3-digitalfab.com, 3D printing

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Someone bumped into the height scale in the hall my wife’s medical office and broke it off. In looking at how it broke, it could have been designed better, there were two stress concentrating slots right where both sides broke. It was likely fatigue cracking over time and the bump was the last straw.

Since the replacement was going to be 3D printed I opened up the design possibilities and decided it could be done in one piece with two flexible arms and make something that should be less likely to break and looks more modern. I got an off the shelf knob from a local hardware store in Houston (home of the baseball 2017 World Series Champs) and a nut to provide the clamping force. The body, including the red part is one piece. The red was done with fingernail polish. It’s made from PLA and was #3dprint (ed) on a #Prusa. It was designed in ANSYS #Spaceclaim.

I think it turned out pretty nice!
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11/3/17
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From the 1950s to 2016. These are modern replicas and the original versions of enlarged inner ear anatomy models I've produced for the Baylor College of Medicine anatomy department(@BCM) here in Houston, Texas. They have these giant inner ear models which are used for teaching anatomy. The models are from the 1959s and no longer made and there are no replacement components available. Most of the original parts are gone or damaged and they needed replacements. Smaller models are available but not at the scale or detail of these old models. I scanned the models on a Faro scanner and then did sculpting and cleanup in +meshmixer and +SpaceClaim: Now Part of ANSYS, they were printed in PLA on a +Makerbot Industries Replicator 2. #3dprint, #3dscan. Painting was done by hand. We planned to print them on an +McorTechnologies Iris full color in paper for the durability, but the service bureau I found was not available and other sites had high prices.
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2/27/16
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Toured Gaudi's famous #Sagrada_Familia basilica in #Barcelona today. Has been under construction for over 120 years and is targeted for completion in 2026. Using powder 3d printing to print scale models of pieces still being designed for construction. Museum is fabulous if you get a chance to tour.
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Not sure how I did this but I managed to print bone structure when it should have had solid surfaces.

Any thoughts?

Sliced in Cura, pla on Ultimaker 2.
Print speed 100 mm/s
20% infill
Cooling fan on
Print temp 210c which is default for PLA.

Should I use a higher temp for white PLA?
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I find this to be a really helpful CRM add-n for my email.
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#shapeoko #hello_world IT'S ALIVE!

Bought the kit last November. Tapped the extrusions in December. Finally assembled in May. Just ran the equivalent of the Shapeoko hello world script.
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Scale model of an Alaska Prudhoe Bay based Rolligon truck named Godzilla. Everything was printed on #formlabs printer except the tires which were done on a Makerbot Replicator. The model is 8 inches long. One of the pics has a quarter for reference. Rolligons have very wide tires for carrying heavy loads across soft surfaces like snow.
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4/24/15
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This was a fun project I did 3D printing prototypes for.  He spent thousands before he came to me and we greatly reduced his prototype costs.  I think it is a good idea as it solves a problem that we have all faced...that is, the ice dam giving way and flooding your face.

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Largest thing I have printed on my @Formalbs Form 1+. Yes, its a cup. (not for use, just design evaluation). The software wanted to tilt it which would have resulted in a better bottom of the cup, but it was too tall so I had to print it flat. #3DPrint
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