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Richard Beck
Works at E3 Digital Fab, LLC
Attended Duke University - Engineering
Lives in Houston, TX
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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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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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Happens to me as well. Either what you just said or heat creep.
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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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They asked for a specific size. It is basically the scale of Matchbox toys but is not a standard scale. I plan on scaling the model to HO scale,
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I forget the print time, it was overnight, about 12 hours or so.
No need to up the print time with higher resolution as this was for prototype testing of the shape.  It would be injection molded if produced.
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Stagecoach Inn, Anderson, TX
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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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Richard this is Charles Tucker I'm going to be getting ready to get started again on the project if possible can we talk to get started thank you
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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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Just need to reverse some wires to have it work in the Left to Right orientation.
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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.
ALSIE CLUFF III is raising funds for The best way to drink ice cooled beverages! on Kickstarter! Don't you wish you could drink an icy beverage without getting ice in your face? Here’s a new EASY solution to an old problem!
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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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The surface feels smooth, not too expensive due to thin walls, it is not brittle.  
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Old shack, Anderson, Texas.
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e3-digitalfab.com, 3D printing
Education
  • Duke University - Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, 1975 - 1979
  • Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
    MB-Operations, 1980 - 1982
  • Wayne Valley Senior High School
    1971 - 1975
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Male
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Business Owner/President, 3D Printing.
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Employment
  • E3 Digital Fab, LLC
    President, 2013 - present
    Provide 3D Printing, Design, and Consulting services.
  • Forgeworks Group
    Principal, 2011 - 2014
    Consulting
  • Orleans, Ltd.
    General Partner, 2004 - 2014
    Investment Management Partnership
  • General Dynamics-Electric Boat
    Engineer, 1979 - 1980
    Design Engineer, Nuclear subs
  • NL Sperry-Sun
    Supervisor, 1982 - 1984
    Operations
  • Compaq
    Director, 1984 - 2001
    Operations, Strategy, Supply Chain, New Products, Quality and Customer Satisfaction, Planning, Global Manufacturing
  • The Impact Group
    Consultant, 2001 - 2002
    Supply Chain Consulting
  • Amerifund Capital Group
    COO, VP Operations, 2004 - 2007
    Alternative investments
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Wayne, NJ - New Jersey - North Carolina - Connecticut - Texas - + many other states - + , Canada, Bolivia, Peru, Scotland, UK, Germany, France, Austria, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, and Mexico - and above many of the places on the way to these places. - La Paz, Bolivia - Cusco, Peru - Erskine, Scotland - Singapore, Singapore
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I took my daughter's old '93 Jeep Grand Cherokee to this Maaco to get a paint job last week. The original paint on the hood and tailgate had peeled off in several places and it was obviously failing. The paint was 19 years old. The car is a 1993 so I did not want to go nuts with the paintjob but wanted it to look good. I got one level up form the basic paint job paying extra for UV blocker. It's a white car so not a real big concern about paint fading. There was a small extra charge for the extra work on the hood and tailgate. We went to pick up the car and it looked great except the tailgate had some issues where it looked like the underlying paint was peeling. They offered to redo it no problem and we came back on Monday and it was better but still had a few small issues. I spoke with the owner and he decided the best approach would be to sand it down and use an epoxy primer. This was because the first primer seemed to be reacting with the original paint and softening it and causing it to curl. The third time was the charm. You might wonder why I gave such a high rating on the review with having to have it redone several times. The reason is that they were so customer focused and handled the satisfaction issues in a fantastic manner. I am a very happy customer.
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