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by Joules
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Low cost 3D Printers?
Replies: 12
Views: 7724

Re: Low cost 3D Printers?

Oh this is going to kick things about when it gets released next year.

http://formlabs.com/

The last machine of this type I used cost in excess of £250k
by Joules
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Low cost 3D Printers?
Replies: 12
Views: 7724

Re: Low cost 3D Printers?

We are looking very seriously at the technology.

A retro print head would be an interesting addition to the MDX series.
by Joules
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: iModela
Topic: I want one, I think?
Replies: 7
Views: 1918

Re: I want one, I think?

Minestorm, many years ago I built a rotary for the MDX-15/20 it worked in the same way as Delcam are doing. Using Rhino as my CAD software allowed me to wrap a flat surface into a tube with surface detail also incorporated into the surface (Flow command). You just have to think about how the cutter ...
by Joules
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: iModela
Topic: Mac OSX and Linux support
Replies: 11
Views: 4251

Re: Mac OSX and Linux support

Once you have finalised the setup and the machine is processing your work, you are then free to go somewhere quiet and carry on doing other work whilst monitoring progress remotely. Here the iPad is in front of my CAD machine and I can see when the job has cleared the print queue. http://i7.photobuc...
by Joules
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: iModela
Topic: modifying imodela for a brushless motor.
Replies: 35
Views: 22616

Re: modifying imodela for a brushless motor.

You can drill and tap machine wax, so shouldn't be a problem as long as you keep the cutter away from the fixings. :lol: Full garage/workshop, tell me about it. I setup the MDX on the kitchen table as the workshop is still too cold and full to the rafters with stuff :? My other half came back a whil...
by Joules
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: iModela
Topic: modifying imodela for a brushless motor.
Replies: 35
Views: 22616

Re: modifying imodela for a brushless motor.

:lol: I reasoned the ioniser should have worked like the static charge used in powder coating... Oh well.... Thanks for the explanation Chevy of how you ground that cutter. Doesnt it make you wish we had access to an EDM machine. Use a wire to slice off the tip of a cutter, then sink a hole in it so...
by Joules
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Dust and swarf guards for the MDX-15/20
Replies: 0
Views: 1051

Dust and swarf guards for the MDX-15/20

Here's a simple trick to limit the amount of debris that gets into the base of you MDX. You just need 3 sheets of A4 paper and a bit of Sellotape. http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y253/joulesbee/Web%20Images/510AF7DC.jpg You can just slide the paper under the table, then tape it to the edge. Don't l...
by Joules
Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: iModela
Topic: Mac OSX and Linux support
Replies: 11
Views: 4251

Re: Mac OSX and Linux support

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A recent picture of the MDX being setup for a job using the iPad.
by Joules
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: iModela
Topic: modifying imodela for a brushless motor.
Replies: 35
Views: 22616

Re: modifying imodela for a brushless motor.

Lovely job you made of that 10mm cutter. How did you end up grinding the shank down to 4mm ? A very cool idea for surfaceing materials, I will make one up for the MDX-20 as that is a huge saving in time. :lol: white polystyrene dust.... Yeah it goes everywhere, I played with the guts of an ioniser t...
by Joules
Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: iModela
Topic: modifying imodela for a brushless motor.
Replies: 35
Views: 22616

Re: modifying imodela for a brushless motor.

Love it Chevy, Come on you can get an R8 spindle on this thing :lol: Good work on the reground cutter, keep it sharp and lightly loaded... Well I guess 50% of that you will follow. You seen the new 130 X coming from Blade. I could see that carrying some alloy bling or vac formed scale fuselage (nice...