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          Adventures in 3D Printing      Cache   Translate Page      

Originally posted on: http://ferventcoder.com/cwilliams/archive/2017/02/13/235740.aspx

Background:  I have a Micro 3D Printer, which runs (usually headless) off an OctoPrint server, running on a Raspberry Pi 3.  I moved a few months ago and the whole setup sat in a box until this weekend.

I start setting everything up again. I'm not a Linux expert by any means, but this thing is relatively plug and play, when it works. Fire everything up... led lights come on, it’s running headless (no monitor or keyboard) but I think it’s booted ok. Off to a good start.

The OctoPrint server presents a nice web interface you can use to control your printer, so I try to connect from my desktop.  No luck. 

Drag out a monitor, hmm... VGA, ok... dig around and find a HDMI to VGA adapter. Takes a little bit because none of my stuff is organized (AT ALL) but I eventually find one. Need a keyboard too... off to the garage to dig through more boxes.

Eventually, I return, keyboard in hand. reboot the Pi again... lots of scrolling text, so far so good. I go to log in... hmm... crap. I seem to have forgotten my login and password.  Try a few things, no luck.

Eventually, a few Google searches reveal the default login and password which I hadn't changed, so now I'm logged in. do a quick ifconfig (the linux equivalent of ipconfig.exe) and it looks like I've got an IP address, but it's different than the one I bookmarked for OctoPrint. Ok that feels like progress.

Back to the desktop, change the ip address.  still no luck. Think... what's different?  New router. There's no way it's connecting, and the old IP was hardcoded.

So back to the Raspberry Pi. Shut it down, pull out the SD card so I can edit the network config file on my PC. Dig around in more boxes for an adapter. 

Uhoh... my main PC doesn't have a slot to read it. hmm... ok, looks like one of my other machines does, so I pop it in. Open the folder. It closes. *sigh* repeat this a couple times.  Apparently this adapter isnt any good.

Find ANOTHER adapter, pop it in... try again. Folder stays open this time. ok good, open up the network config file and sure enough, the wifi info is wrong. change it to my new router, update the password, close it up. Stick the card back in the pi, boot it up… wait, wait… log in.  Try hitting it from my desktop. no luck.

hmmm… think think, I sorta recall something about the server needing to be on the subnet as whatever machine is hitting it, maybe?  Check the ip on my desktop… ok, different subnet. Raspberry Pi is on wifi, desktop is wired. try changing the ip address on the pi, go through all the steps again… pull out card, put in card, edit file, etc…  back in the pi, boot it up… try to hit it.  Nope.

I have two wifi networks (don’t ask) so I try connecting to the other one. just for grins I do a sudo apt-get update command on the pi. lots of errors and timeouts. Hmm… ok this thing OBVIOUSLY isnt actually connecting to the internet. That’s weird.  Go back and change it again, back to the original network. try running the update command again… same errors. Ok, what’s going on?

Take a break, grab a drink… walk around the house mumbling profanities under my breath… go back upstairs, and look at my network info on my main pc. hmm… Linux is case sensitive.  ok, take another look, sure enough… SSID is all caps, but not in the network config file. Feeling a bit stupid, and triumphant, all at the same time, I change it again… boot it up.

Holding my breath, I try to hit the server from my PC. Success!! Awesome…  but apparently I’m about 6 versions behind. Ok ok, fair enough. hit the update button, go look for something to eat downstairs. come back, reboot again.

ok, it says my printer is not connected to the server. click the connect button… wait… wait… nothing. I check the log tab… it’s trying, but can’t find the printer. weird. *sigh* ok, check the cables. Yes, it’s connected via USB to the Pi. Hmm… why isn’t the light on?  Oh, it’s not plugged in. Duh.  Plug in the printer, light comes on, reboot the pi, again.

so far so good, press the connect button… check the log entries, trying to find the right baud rate… hmm… fail. again.

maybe it’s the usb cable. go find another one. dig around in boxes. I should really organize this stuff better.  Eventually find another cable that matches, swap it out. Try to connect, still no luck. I hardcode the speed and port info, reboot, try again. Nothing.

All I wanted to do was just fire off a simple test print. *sigh*

Start checking versions. OctoPrint uses a few plugins, including one to make it work with the M3D Printer. Looks like that’s pretty far out of date too. Ok hit the update button. Says everything is up to date. Nope. Don’t see any way to force an upgrade, so… Uninstall the plug in, get the newest version, reinstall… All of this I can do remotely from my PC, so that’s nice.  Try to connect… still nothing.  What. The. Hell?!?

Need coffee… we’re out of instant. ok, MAKE coffee… wait…

Come back, un-hardcode the connection info, set it back to auto, reboot again. *sip*  OctoPrint pops up, detects the printer!!  Awesome, now we’re in business. Where did I put that filament?  I know it’s around here somewhere. Eventually find another box with my most recent filament order. Wait… should probably recalibrate the printer first.

Ok, recalibrating is fairly easy… takes about 30 minutes.  Mostly automatic, with some minor manual adjustments.  Ok, time to load the filament.  There’s a button for that too (I love this setup) so I warm the printer up, guide in some filament… ok I think it’s in. Tell the server I’m ready. 

Find a file to print, upload it, slice it. send it to print.

Buzz… whirr… click click… humm…  so far so good.  wait a couple minutes, *sip*

Go take a look at the print bed… there’s nothing on it. *sigh*  ok, cancel the print, redo the filament loading process again.

fire up the model again, send it to print.  wait… *sip*

Ok, now it’s working… I see filament on the print bed. Now to wait 7 hours for the completed print.  Come back an hour later, there’s filament EVERYWHERE EXCEPT THE PRINT BED…  Cancel the print job, clean up the mess. Take out the print bed. Clean it really well. Put it back in.

Start the job for the 3rd time. Go downstairs, eat dinner, help my youngest son level up his Pathfinder character.

Come back an hour later, looking good… still printing. Go to bed.

I love my printer, and I love OctoPrint, and I’m fairly fond of the Raspberry Pi, but man, some days.

UPDATE:

Less Successful…

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More Successful…

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(Miniature not included.)


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Sporting several high-end 3D printing features in a tightly refined package, the FlashForge Finder 3D Printer is an excellent starter 3D printer. Currently $50 cheaper than we’ve seen it in the past, you’ll get assisted leveling, a color touch screen interface, Wi-Fi / cloud connectivity, and a modest 5.5x5.5x5.5-inch…

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          SAP and Supply Chain      Cache   Translate Page      
Earlier we worked with SAP for optimizing the manufacturing supply chain.  Some elements of automatic augmentation based on predictions.

SAP introduces intelligent capabilities for digital supply chain

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE : SAP ) today announced new features to digitally optimize the supply chain and infuse it with intelligence from product design and production to delivery, operations and service. With the integration of SAP S/4HANA® to digital supply chain solutions from SAP, companies can gain new insights, make predictions and instantly adapt in an agile supply chain that extends to customers and supplier networks. The announcement was made at IMTS USA, being held Sept. 10–15 in Chicago, Illinois.

SAP's leading presence and innovation in supply chain management continues to help companies around the world embrace Industry 4.0 technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and machine learning–enabled automation. The latest solution updates enable an integrated supply chain and manufacturing environment with enhanced capabilities for production planning and scheduling, availability and fulfillment, compliance, health and safety, and production engineering and operations.

"Intelligent technologies help businesses make better sense of data, plan and predict outcomes, and optimize the entire product lifecycle including the customer experience," said Hala Zeine, president, Digital Supply Chain and Manufacturing, SAP. "SAP helps companies embrace smarter business based on data-driven insights to run supply chains with greater insight, speed and purpose."

Highlights of the new capabilities include:

Support for highly engineered products — consolidated operations including bill of materials, intelligent process planning, shop floor execution and integrated system testing. Production engineering and operations can be synchronized across manufacturing execution for complex assembly and low-volume operations, such as in aerospace and defense, which traditionally required manual processing.

3D visualization and production — providing visualization from design through production to service and maintenance, and supporting the network of digital twins. Core business processing is combined with complete product lifecycle management to support decision-making, production and maintenance operations, and 3D printing of components. .... "


          Mosfet Heatbed/Extruder Holder       Cache   Translate Page      

a lite weight mount for any 3d Printer with 3m Screws and 3m nuts with fit in the back. The holder is attached to the Printer with duct tape


          Jonge Open VLD'ers willen wetenschapsacademie voor jongeren       Cache   Translate Page      
'Een wetenschapsacademie kun je vergelijken met een kunstacademie. In plaats van instrumenten voor muziek, vind je er 3D printers, microcontrollers en robots ” vertellen Bram Vanderborght en Roby Guns. Beiden zijn ook kandidaat voor de komende gemeenteraadsverkiezingen. Een wetenschapsacademie in Hoeilaart 'omdat de jongeren van vandaag de uitvinders en ondernemers van morgen zijn'. Met frisse innovaties gaan ze ons leven beter en gezonder maken.
          OpenSource 3D Printing - Deel 2      Cache   Translate Page      
Replies: 12935 Last poster: vincent_1971 at 13-09-2018 00:31 Topic is Open Spinez0r schreef op woensdag 12 september 2018 @ 15:48: [...] Hecht dat goed op PLA? Ik zit ook al een tijdje te twijfelen of ik wil gaan spuiten op PLA.Ja PLA ( Heb doorzichtig witte pla van hobby king ) hecht heel goed. Let wel op dat je eerst een dun laagje aanbrengt als eerste laag. Na ongeveer 12 uur kan je er een tweede laag over doen. Wat ik ook wel eens doe is 2-componentenplamuur ( ook action er eerst opsmeren. Vervolgens hard laten worden en met schuurpapier-400 gladschuren.
          A 3D Printed Marble Clock      Cache   Translate Page      

There are clocks with pendulums, gears, and circuits. How about one with marbles? Initially designed in the ’70s, rolling ball clocks came in many designs and materials, but this is the future, so [gocivici] has created an Instructable to show you how you can 3D print and build your own.

Three rows of marbles keep track of the time, one for one hour intervals, one for five-minute intervals and a third for one minute intervals. It makes reading the time a bit more difficult than a pair of hands, but more fun. The clock uses the weight of the marbles …read more


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          Design Your Own 3D-Printable Parts for the I.D. Buzz      Cache   Translate Page      

Volkswagen, you may have heard, wants the the microbus to make a retro comeback and it’s soliciting its fans to come up with 3D printable accessories for it. You can submit your ideas until September 14 and Volkswagen has a prize pool of 27,300 Euros for ($31,750) the best designs (the prize structure is unclear, […]

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          ON SALE: Vojd Studios - Phase Black Quintuple Neckpiece      Cache   Translate Page      

Phase Black Quintuple Neckpiece, plays with the relationship between light and space, creating high-tech, high-impact jewelry that lends to a stand out look with a minimalist vibe. Featuring 3D printed neckpiece in an ultra-light, yet strong flexible nylon material consisting of five graduating circles accented with golden crystals. Hand dyed in black, the geometric motif creates a visually-striking moire effect as it hangs from an adjustable satin cord with silver ends.
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Phase Statement Pendant, plays with the relationship between light and space, creating high-tech, high-impact jewelry that lends to a stand out look with a minimalist vibe. Featuring 3D printed pendant in an ultra-light, yet strong flexible nylon material that is hand dyed in black with a black crystal center and adjustable satin cord with silver ends. The geometric pendant creates a visually-striking moire effect.
          ON SALE: Vojd Studios - Phase Precious Fan Sterling Silver Ring      Cache   Translate Page      

Phase Precious Fan Sterling Silver Ring, is a high-impact bijoux that plays with light and space as it casts patterns as you move. Featuring 3D printed in premium sterling silver in a fan shape with gold-plated interior which creates an intriguing visual effect. Polished by hand.
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Phase Precious Oval Sterling Silver Ring plays with light and space as it casts patterns as you move. Featuring 3D printed in premium sterling silver with gold-plated interior which creates an intriguing visual effect. Polished by hand.
          ON SALE: Vojd Studios - Umbala Black Chevron Giant Torque      Cache   Translate Page      

Umbala Black Chevron Giant Torque takes its cues from the Zulu culture, where bold geometric patterns give way to exceptional statement pieces. Works well into minimalist wardrobes. Featuring 3D printed torque in an ultra light, yet strong flexible nylon material. The neckpiece comes in two pieces connected by strong magnets that is hand dyed in black and features an intricate geometric motif.
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Umbala Hexagonal Sterling Silver Ring, takes its cues from the Zulu culture, where bold geometric patterns give way to exceptional statement pieces. Featuring intricate geometric motif 3D printed in wax then cast in premium sterling silver and polished by hand.
          Harvard’s New Acoustic Printer Can Create Images with Any Liquid      Cache   Translate Page      
We’ve come a long way since the daisy-wheel printing days. There’s been the dawn of laser printing, ink jet printing, and more recently 3D printing. The latter of which is still shocking on a certain level that 3D objects can be created with a printer. But now Harvard University has created something new: an acoustic printer. What makes this so unique is that you don’t need ink cartridges. It works with liquid, literally any liquid you can imagine can be used to print with. Introducing the Acoustic Printer Harvard’s acoustic printer uses sound waves to print with any liquid. This includes food items, such as... Read more

          Rocket Pig Games Elf Pathfinder      Cache   Translate Page      
Rocket Pig Games Elf PathfinderPublisher: Rocket Pig Games Inc.

Rocket Pig Games is a leader in the 3D industry. We specialize in creating 3D printable files that work on your home or public 3D printer. If you are looking for unique and flawless 3D printable files to create miniatures, modular terrain, and props then look no further! We have yearly Kickstarters! Follow our progress on our website or on Facebook.

This model does not come with supports. You will need to generate them with the software of your choice or use Autodesk Meshmixer which is free.

elf pathfinder

These are the settings we have used to get perfect prints on our printers. Printers vary as do different types of filaments and how prints behave in different types of weather! You will need to get comfortable with your printer and how it prints in the hot, cold, and humidity. Regardless of the printer you choose, I recommend keeping your room cool and dry. I also, highly recommend using Hatchbox PLA. It may cost a bit more but it’s 100% worth it. Seriously.

Here's what is working really well with Hatchbox PLA: 
TEMP: 195 (40-55 for bed depending on season) 
SPEED: 60 mms 
RETRACTION DISTANCE: 0.80 
RETRACTION SOPEED: 30 
INFILL: 15% (for tiles) 
TOP SOLID LAYERS: 7 
BOTTOM SOLID LAYERS: 4



Price: $3.99
           Comment on A 3D Printed Marble Clock by Ostracus       Cache   Translate Page      
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           Comment on Shop-Made Pneumatic Cylinders From PVC And Plywood by regdog       Cache   Translate Page      
I keep wanting to design a water pump and I would use PVC for that, but I would 3D print the end caps and valves. Very similar though really. BTW if I had the CNC router I may go a different route (no pun) with the end caps etc. It all depends on what you have on hand and where you comfort zone is with what you have.
          Conflux Technology Has Been Appointed Official Agent for EOS in Australia and New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
...3D printing know-how. Together we are sustainably developing the Australian market for AM solutions. Conflux's strong team and IP portfolio are a showcase example of how companies can effectively use AM technology to manufacture and offer high-performance thermal ...


          Parametric Spur Gear      Cache   Translate Page      

I am playing around with redesigning the extruder feeding mechanisim of my 3D printer.  As part of my redesign I am looking at creating a different gear ratio between the stepper motor and the drive bolt so I am creating a spur gear model.  I would like to print my new gears using my 3D printer so I would like the models to be accurate.  Just for extra fun I am trying to make the model parametric, however I am having a few issues with features that are not updating properly with new parameters.

 

The model is defined by 3 parameters:

1.) Pitch Diameter

2.) Pitch (teeth per inch)

3.) Pressure Angle

All other features are defined by equations (except face width - I haven't parameterized that one yet).

 

I have attached the model for reference.  Here are the issues I am having:

 

1.)  In the sketch titled "Involute Curve", the right side of the gear tooth is defined by an equation driven curve and the left side of the tooth is defined by a mirror of the equation driven curve.  When I update the input parameters to the gear file the equation driven curve is updated but the mirror isn't.  Is there a way to update the sketch mirror when the model parameters are changed?  I know that a work around is to define a second equation driven curve, but I like the efficiency of using the mirror function.

 

2.) In the circular pattern, the number of pattern itterations and the angular offset of the pattern are both defined by equations (which I used to create named variables).  In the feature dialoge box I can type in the name of the variable and the correct value will be calculated and replace the name of the variable that I typed.  When I update the model parameters the circular pattern features won't update.  Is there a way to link those feature parameters to equation driven variables?

 

Thanks,

Tom


          You Might Like Sitting Behind A Desk, If Your Chair Is More Comfortable       Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. We know standing desks are all the rage, but what if you could get a chair perfectly made to fit your particular backside? IKEA is teaming up with a 3D printing medical company to develop this system where you go to your local IKEA, sit on a machine that takes a scan of your behind and turns that scan into a chair seat that fits all the contours of that part of your anatomy. So in the next couple of years, a pillow for your posterior - but of course. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
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Programming 3D printers and CNC machines. Interact with both internal and external key stakeholders to improve the product....
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Programming 3D printers and CNC machines. Interact with customers and our internal testing department to improve the product....
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          FlashForge Finder 3D Printer $299      Cache   Translate Page      
* Amazon has FlashForge 3D printer with wifi for 299 https://www.amazon.com/FlashForge...g=toysb-20
          Rocket Pig Games Elf Pathfinder      Cache   Translate Page      
Rocket Pig Games Elf PathfinderPublisher: Rocket Pig Games Inc.

Rocket Pig Games is a leader in the 3D industry. We specialize in creating 3D printable files that work on your home or public 3D printer. If you are looking for unique and flawless 3D printable files to create miniatures, modular terrain, and props then look no further! We have yearly Kickstarters! Follow our progress on our website or on Facebook.

This model does not come with supports. You will need to generate them with the software of your choice or use Autodesk Meshmixer which is free.

elf pathfinder

These are the settings we have used to get perfect prints on our printers. Printers vary as do different types of filaments and how prints behave in different types of weather! You will need to get comfortable with your printer and how it prints in the hot, cold, and humidity. Regardless of the printer you choose, I recommend keeping your room cool and dry. I also, highly recommend using Hatchbox PLA. It may cost a bit more but it’s 100% worth it. Seriously.

Here's what is working really well with Hatchbox PLA: 
TEMP: 195 (40-55 for bed depending on season) 
SPEED: 60 mms 
RETRACTION DISTANCE: 0.80 
RETRACTION SOPEED: 30 
INFILL: 15% (for tiles) 
TOP SOLID LAYERS: 7 
BOTTOM SOLID LAYERS: 4



Price: $3.99
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I have a deep interest in technological hobbies. I’m a dabbler in 3D printing for some years. I own a laser cutter, I have desktop full of amateur radio gear, that sort of thing. Then I saw an article about a different 3D printing technology. The ones I owned are FDM – Fused Deposition Modeling.  … Continue reading Technology toys
          [$49.99] 3Doodler Create 3D Printing Pen Bundle by Home.Woot      Cache   Translate Page      
The Doodler sounds like a Batman villain. Not like a toptier one like The Joker or The Riddler, but a mid to lower level scrub of a villain who does crimes and leaves little sketches or caricatures behind as a calling card. Honestly, no need to light up the Bat Signal this time Robin can probably handle this one on his own. In the Box_ 1...

          A 3D Printed Marble Clock      Cache   Translate Page      

There are clocks with pendulums, gears, and circuits. How about one with marbles? Initially designed in the ’70s, rolling ball clocks came in many designs and materials, but this is the future, so [gocivici] has created an Instructable to show you how you can 3D print and build your own.

Three rows of marbles keep track of the time, one for one hour intervals, one for five-minute intervals and a third for one minute intervals. It makes reading the time a bit more difficult than a pair of hands, but more fun. The clock uses the weight of the marbles …read more


          LA CORRUZIONE DELL'U.E. NELLA INDIFFERENZA GENERALE      Cache   Translate Page      
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LA CORRUZIONE DELL’U.E. NELLA INDIFFERENZA GENERALE


Risale solo a pochi giorni fa le dimissioni totali della Commissione Europea travolta dallo scandalo della corruzione, e da quel laconico annuncio non si è saputo più nulla.


Sarà pur vero che ormai viviamo in un’epoca in cui non ci scandalizziamo più di niente; sarà pur vero che la guerra in Yugoslavia ci fa più paura; sarà pur vero che la politica è ormai così distante dalla vita sociale che nessuno più se ne cura. Orbene, se così fosse, dovremmo concludere con somma stupidità che non ci interessa niente se la nave sta affondando, tanto non è mica nostra.


All’Unione Europea vengono attribuiti fondi prelevati dalle nostre tasche; viene attribuita una capacità legislativa che disciplina il nostro lavoro; viene riconosciuta una credibilità che condiziona la nostra vita.


Nella storia del lavoro agricolo l’Unione Europea ha un rilievo preponderante, giacché ha la capacità di legiferare al di sopra di ogni norma nazionale. La questione delle quote latte ha messo i nostri produttori di fronte al fatto grottesco di essere considerati degli imbroglioni, quando l’imbroglio era a ben altri livelli.


Allora perché nessuno si lamenta e chiede che venga fatta chiarezza sulla corruzione a qualunque livello essa si sviluppi? Perché nessuno chiede di essere risarcito per i danni subiti da politicanti inetti ed imbroglioni?


Nessun sindacato, nessuna organizzazione dei consumatori, né tantomeno nessun Stato membro ha sollevato la benché minima obiezione. Si è immediatamente cercato di insabbiare il tutto ripromettendosi di nominare una nuova Commissione, senza minimamente cercare di verificare se i compiti e le procedure affidate a questo organismo siano accettabili da una società moderna che si vanta di essere tra le più civili del mondo.


Che la corruzione non sia un fatto recente nell’Unione Europea si sapeva da tempo.


Lo scrivente ha dato pubblicamente dell’imbroglione all’ex Presidente Delor senza che nessuno si piccasse minimamente neanche di denunciarlo. Di pari passo, nessuna reazione si è avuta quando ho presentato una mozione al Parlamento Europeo (depositata e accettata nel 1988), invitandolo a porre rimedio alla corruzione ed alla collusione tra la Commissione e alcuni Stati membri (tra cui l’Italia) nella spartizione dei fondi pubblici. Era ed è risaputo che la combinazione tra fondi comunitari e fondi nazionali italiani (ad es. i fondi della Legge 164/86) metteva nella condizione di tirare fondi europei per l’intero importo progettuale, ed al contempo di tirare fondi nazionali fino al 70% dell’importo, senza che nessuno mai sapesse dove andava a finire quel 70% extra che eccedeva l’importo richiesto per l’intervento. Il Presidente Delor conosceva benissimo questo modo di procedere; era stato invitato formalmente ad intervenire; era stato costretto ad aprire un’inchiesta, ma l’inchiesta non si è mai chiusa.


Sarà anche vero che la politica non ci interessa più, però è certamente da stupidi affidare i propri soldi senza mai chiederne un rendiconto. Siamo pronti ad accapigliarci l’uno contro l’altro per motivi anche futili, ma non abbiamo il benché minimo coraggio di chiedere almeno rendiconto di somme ingenti che vengono sottratte dalle nostre tasche ed impiegate in maniera del tutto arbitraria.


In quelli definiti “secoli bui” il contadino aveva almeno il coraggio di ribellarsi alle gabelle che il Monarca imponeva. Nel cosiddetto secolo “civile” non si trova più non solo la forza di ribellarsi, ma neanche l’ardire di chiedere spiegazioni.


Allora, vivaddio, tutto quello che la classe politica vorrà imporci sarà degno e giusto, dal momento che si indirizza ad una massa informe condizionata ed ubbidiente, pronta a chinare il capo alla minima fronda di vento.


 


I compiti affidati alla Commissione Europea sono di proposizione legislativa. Il Parlamento ha solo il potere di rigettre le proposte di legge in blocco per motivi finanziari, o di rinviarle alla Commissione, ma non ha il potere di emendarle, né tantomeno di formulare nuove proposte.


I membri della Commissione sono di nomina governativa dei rappresentanti degli Stati membri, così come lo sono i mebri del Consiglio, che è il solo organismo autorizzato a dialogare con la Commissione.


La Commissione ha competenza su tutti i settori della vita pubblica, tranne che per la difesa e la giurisdizione, per  cui si può ben dire che ha un potere enorme.


Le norme emesse dall’Unione Europea sono preminenti a qualsiasi norma nazionale, finanche alle norme costituzionali, preminenza che è stata più volte ribadita dalla giurisprudenza della Corte di Giustizia di Lussemburgo. Pertanto, ogni norma nazionale che sia in contrasto con una norma dell’U.E. è nulla di fatto e di diritto.


A questa teoria giuridica gli Olandesi si sono adeguati modificando il loro testo costituzionale, molti altri Stati membri si sono adeguati tacitamente, mentre alcuni Paesi quali l’Italia e la R.F. di Germania hanno cercato di fare opposizione, ma apparentemente senza risultato alcuno.


Un altro importantissimo concetto stabilito dalla Corte di Giustizia è quello relativo alla indissolubilità dell’Unione, per cui nessuno Stato membro può più uscire legittamamente dall’Unione a suo arbitrio.


Considerati questi argomenti, appare evidente che l’Unione Europea non è più qualcosa di internazionale, o di estraneo alla nostra vita politica, giacchè noi ne facciamo parte a tutti gli effetti, e non possiamo più venirne fuori. Oggi è più facilmente ipotizzabile per un italiano uscire dall’Italia, piuttosto ceh uscire dall’Unione Europea.


Tutte le storie che si sono sentite sul nostro ingresso in Europa (quando si doveva rispettare le regole di Mastricht per la formulazione della moneta unica) erano tutte affermazioni strumentali (servivano a convincerci a pagare le tasse), ma erano completamente false dal punto di vista giuridico, giacchè non solo nessuno può mandarci via dall’Unione Europea, ma nenache noi possiamo abbandonarla di nostra volontà.


 


 


Enrico Furia.


 


 


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LA CONOSCENZA RIVELATA E LA CONOSCENZA VERIFICATA


A CONFRONTO NEGLI ULTIMI RISULTATI IN GENETICA.


 


– Premesse


Chiedo venia ai lettori se propongo un argomento su cui tanti altri autori hanno già discusso in precedenza, fin’anche alla nausea, ma quello che si vuol cercare di comunicare (e spero tanto di riuscirci) mi è nato all’improvviso dentro, proprio pensando alla passione di Padre Pio in un momento mio personale forse più ricettivo e sensibile di altri.


Lo scrivente si dedica alla ricerca per passione, non certo per motivi professionali.


Non mi dispiace accettare la verità secondo la religione cristiana, o qualsiasi altra conoscenza rivelata, ma ho scelto  da tempo di conoscere la realtà attraverso la scienza, con il rispetto di tutto e di tutti, e con una enorme ammirazione per la natura.


Per quel poco che ho fin’ora potuto conoscere, la natura ha maturato in me l’idea della realtà, della perfezione, della condizione ideale, dove per ideale intendo lo stato che ogni elemento del mondo conosciuto tende a raggiungere spontaneamente (lo “strange attractor” della Teorie del Caos).


Tutto il mio processo conoscitivo è fin troppo condizionato da questa prima profonda conoscenza, e dico purtroppo perché questa idea potrebbe essere limitativa della conoscenza stessa. Chiunque abbia mai generato la natura, a mio sommesso avviso, l’ha fatta bene.


Il bene ed il male, il bello ed il brutto, il buono e il cattivo (e quant’altro), sono indispensabili l’uno per conoscere l’altro, e tutti per affermare il libero arbitrio concesso all’umanità come dimostrazione somma del rispetto che il creatore ha avuto per le sue creature.


Senza libero arbitrio l’umanità avrebbe potuto anche vivere felice nell’Eden, ma probabilmente avrebbe vissuto da sciocco fantoccio del suo creatore. L’esercizio del libero arbitrio da parte di Adamo ed Eva è stato un atto di intelligenza assoluta, e dimostrazione di senso innato alla conoscenza. Non è profano chi cerca di conoscere con i pochi mezzi che ha, ma colui che pretende di conoscere senza minimamente sforzarsi di farlo.


– L’innovazione genetica


La genetica, attraverso la manipolazione del DNA, promette di generare figli fisicamente perfetti, e di curare quanti oggi sono giudicati incurabili. In effetti, la lettura del nostro genoma (il “progetto di costruzione” in forma di DNA per il funzionamento del corpo umano), è appena finita.


Alcuni mesi fa negli Stati Uniti, i National Institutes of Health, e la Celera Genomics, una società privata, hanno pubblicato i risultati del loro lavoro. C’è già chi immagina la possibilità di migliorare geneticamente i nostri discendenti. Si comincerà ad eliminare i geni responsabili di orribili malattie, e si potrebbe anche arrivare a migliorare l’aspetto fisico, generando tutti esseri belli.


Il Prof. L. M. Silver della Princeton University ha affermato che un giorno l’umanità si potrebbe dividere in due classi: i “GenRich”, che si sono potuti permettere l’ingegneria genetica, ed i “Natural” concepiti in maniera naturale; da una parte i perfetti, dall’altra i probabili “difettosi”.


Sotto l’aspetto fisico la genetica promette grandi cose, poiché è in grado di far vivere l’essere umano in condizione di perenne bellezza e benessere fisico, le poche condizioni che la genetica promette di manipolare nel verso positivo.


Nonostante che questa notizia abbia generato discussioni e discordanze, non ritengo che questo tipo di ingegneria umana possa inficiare il valore della natura e del libero arbitrio umano.


Nascere belli, o brutti, non è una qualità che possa essere attribuita al nostro arbitrio, bensì alla casualità della natura. Con la genetica diventare belli, o fin’anche brutti può, invece, essere libera espressione del nostro arbitrio. Del resto, noi oggi riteniamo che nascere belli è meglio che nascere brutti, ma proviamo ad immaginare che cosa succederebbe se tutti fossimo belli: tramonterebbe il concetto stesso di bellezza, confusa con la più squallida banalità. Oggi stesso noi siamo pronti a bollare molte bellezze “chirurgiche” come squallide, perché tutte uguali. In effetti, il nostro concetto di bellezza non ha canoni standard, e si può certamente stabilire che essa ha bisogno della diversità per potersi affermare: per potervi essere il bello, v’è bisogno del brutto, proprio perché, per mancanza di canoni standard di bellezza, il brutto può anche diventare bello, e viceversa.


Inoltre, per potervi essere il bene, v’è bisogno anche del male? Al contrario della bellezza e della bruttezza, ritengo di no; ma il mio giudizio personale non può certamente avere valore di teoria scientifica.


Nella distinzione tra bene e male vi è la stessa relazione che esiste tra intelligenza e stupidità: per distinguere l’intelligente, non v’è bisogno che esista anche lo stupido. Pertanto, per raggiungere il bene, non v’è bisogno che esista al contempo anche il male, proprio perché esistono regole ben definite su che cosa è bene o male; il raggiungimento dell’una o dell’altra è giudizio lasciato al libero arbitrio individuale. Senza libero arbitrio il male non avrebbe potuto neanche esistere, e senza il male (come possibilità di scelta) non sarebbe esistito neanche il libero arbitrio.


La relazione che esiste tra intelligenza e stupidità è dello stesso tipo della relazione tra “bene” e “male”, quindi tra “benessere” e “malessere” fisico: le qualità sono assolute, e non si distinguono per semplice contrasto.


Tra le qualità spirituali umane possiamo, pertanto, includere l’intelligenza, la personalità, il carattere. In questo campo la genetica non fa passi avanti. Secondo alcuni autorevoli studiosi questa lacuna della genetica sarebbe dovuta al fatto che non possediamo abbastanza geni per codificare l’astronomico numero di connessioni nervose presenti nel nostro cervello. Pertanto, personalità, carattere ed intelligenza, come tantissime altre caratteristiche, non possono che dipendere in larga misura dall’educazione e dalle esperienze della vita, che sono così complesse da sconfinare nella casualità.


Condivido pienamente questa teoria, ed apporto ad essa solo un umile contributo. Personalmente ritengo, da esperienze sostenute, che l’intelligenza non sia una condizione perenne, uno stato stabile, bensì passeggero e momentaneo. In altre parole: intelligenti non si nasce e, una volta acquisita, l’intelligenza non è una condizione perenne.


A nostro sommesso avviso, l’intelligenza umana è una condizione della mente, che viene acquisita con l’educazione e la conoscenza. Ma questa nostra capacità, che ci permette in alcuni casi di capire e risolvere situazioni mai capite o risolte prima, è uno stato passeggero, che non rimane impresso nella nostra mente e che, una volta passato, ci abbandona per sempre.


Pertanto, essere intelligenti è una condizione passeggera, proprio perché l’umanità può perdere sia l’educazione che le conoscenze cha ha acquisito. La storia è piena di dimostrazioni individuali e collettive pertinenti a questa teoria.  La ragione di questo comportamento umano ritorna ancora una volta all’esercizio del libero arbitrio: scegliere per forza il bene è un’imposizione, pertanto chiunque può anche scegliere il male. Ma scegliere il male significa (per definizione) danneggiare qualcun altro. Per rimediare a questa offesa arrecata, la Legge Universale prevede il pentimento sincero o il castigo eterno: chiunque eserciti il suo libero arbitrio deve farlo in piena coscienza e responsabilità.


Dalle umili considerazioni esposte, ritengo di poter affermare che in questo argomento la conoscenza acquisita (razionale) corrisponde a quella rivelata. Il difficile è comunicare alla gente questo umile e semplice concetto.


L’esperienza di Padre Pio


Padre Pio ebbe problemi ancor più grandi nel far capire, persino a gente del suo stesso credo, che la condizione delle stimmate era anch’essa un problema di corrispondenza tra conoscenza rivelata e conoscenza razionale. La sua vita è stata una verifica pratica di quanto noi ci siamo permessi di discutere in via puramente teorica e di ipotesi razionale.


Padre Pio è stato un laboratorio vivente della distinzione tra bello e brutto, bene e male. Egli ha sopportato questo “inumano” compito con estrema dignità e dedizione.


 


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Incredible, Janine. How much is significantly different from the original game? Are any related files available?


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          Episode 24: #24: A Laptop Made of People      Cache   Translate Page      

This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about: Twitter security, Chrome security, SpiderOak security, SnapChat security, Open Security, OpenShift security, and calendar security.

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This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about the worst virus remediation ever, the NSA all up in your phone, fashion advice from Dan Walsh, and a whole bunch of Gunnarbait.

This episode is dedicated to Seth Vidal. Please visit this page of Seth Vidal memorial events.

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This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about Le PRISM, Slashdot Gunnarbait, OpenStack Security Guide, the Indie Web, a petabyte of tax data, and an interview with the creator of CommaFeed.

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          Rocket Pig Games Elf Pathfinder      Cache   Translate Page      
Rocket Pig Games Elf PathfinderPublisher: Rocket Pig Games Inc.

Rocket Pig Games is a leader in the 3D industry. We specialize in creating 3D printable files that work on your home or public 3D printer. If you are looking for unique and flawless 3D printable files to create miniatures, modular terrain, and props then look no further! We have yearly Kickstarters! Follow our progress on our website or on Facebook.

This model does not come with supports. You will need to generate them with the software of your choice or use Autodesk Meshmixer which is free.

elf pathfinder

These are the settings we have used to get perfect prints on our printers. Printers vary as do different types of filaments and how prints behave in different types of weather! You will need to get comfortable with your printer and how it prints in the hot, cold, and humidity. Regardless of the printer you choose, I recommend keeping your room cool and dry. I also, highly recommend using Hatchbox PLA. It may cost a bit more but it’s 100% worth it. Seriously.

Here's what is working really well with Hatchbox PLA: 
TEMP: 195 (40-55 for bed depending on season) 
SPEED: 60 mms 
RETRACTION DISTANCE: 0.80 
RETRACTION SOPEED: 30 
INFILL: 15% (for tiles) 
TOP SOLID LAYERS: 7 
BOTTOM SOLID LAYERS: 4



Price: $3.99
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          Thread: Gloomhaven:: General:: ELEMENT TABLE = My version / 3d print      Cache   Translate Page      

by quizzcode

Hey guys
I love Gloomhaven, but I HATE the element table.

It's oversized, pieces everywhere, hard to maneuver, if you bump it, everything falls, round tracker easy to lose etc.. etc...

So I figured I'd give it a shot.
I present you my custom Element/Round tracker.

7 Slidable elements and trackers. (With guide, so they don't rotate)
Dungeon texture.
No more loosing pieces and lost space on the table.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3097587



This is my first time doing anything 3d, please feel free to leave some feedback and propose some updates.
What could we add or change ?

Looking forward earing you

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Fina, F; Goyanes, A; Madla, CM; Awad, A; Trenfield, SJ; Kuek, JM; Patel, P; ... Basit, AW; + view all <#> Fina, F; Goyanes, A; Madla, CM; Awad, A; Trenfield, SJ; Kuek, JM; Patel, P; Gaisford, S; Basit, AW; - view fewer <#> (2018) 3D printing of drug-loaded gyroid lattices using selective laser sintering. International Journal of Pharmaceutics , 547 (1-2) pp. 44-52. 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.05.044 .
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[igarrido] has shared a project that’s been in the works for a long time now; a wooden desktop robotic arm, named Virk I. The wood is Australian Blackwood and looks gorgeous. [igarrido] is clear that it is a side project, but has decided to try producing a small run of eight units to try to gauge interest in the design. He has been busy cutting the parts and assembling in his spare time.

Besides the beautifully finished wood, some of the interesting elements include hollow rotary joints, which mean less cable clutter and a much tidier assembly. 3D printer drivers …read more


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In 1980 I graduated from school and was offered a job at Black & Decker's industrial division in Hampstead, Maryland. I was assigned to work in the "Advanced Concepts Group" that was tasked with designing new tools that represented new directions for the company. Black & Decker's first cutoff saw and first big plumber's drill came out of that group while I was there (I had nothing to do with either project).

Being young and green, and knowing just a fraction of what I was supposed to - there was, and probably still is, a huge disconnect over what was taught in Engineering School and what you actually needed to know to hold down a job at a manufacturing company - I was assigned the task of designing a vacuum attachment for a masonry drill bit. We currently stock the Festool equivalent of these drills, but in those days they were big, noisy, and messy. It was either Hilti or Bosch that had just introduced a vacuum cleaner attachment for the rather large drill bits that the drills used, and Black & Decker was not going to be left behind. But the problem was, the competitive design was patented. I needed to understand the patent (which I could do) and come up with a better, non-infringing alternative (not so easy). The result wasn't guaranteed to hit the market, but the engineering department needed to be prepared if the existing product took off and marketing wanted a quick response.

I don't remember the details of the project, but I know it never saw the light of day. It was a big deal for me personally since it was the first time something I drew up became a prototype. The project was canceled just when I got the prototypes but before we ever found out if the prototype worked. (I think it would have worked but have been pretty clunky.)

In any case, this was long before 3D printing and CAD, so with guidance I drew out a design that was given to a patternmaker for making a mold to be test cast in aluminum.

Pattern making!! In the factory where I worked, Black & Decker maintained two large machine shops and a small pattern shop. Unlike the machine shops, the patternmaking shop was mostly precision woodworking. This was the only time in my life where I saw woodworking as a science. When you make furniture, things are mostly square. Cabinetmakers have to account for wood movement, but as long as the piece doesn't split apart, the actual measurement isn't that precise. Patternmakers have to work to extreme levels of precision. The patterns need to take wood movement into account and generally create molds that can come apart and be precisely reassembled. The skill level needed was huge. My little nozzle that was designed by a green engineer needed to be re-engineered and sculpted in wood and wax by a highly experienced and trained patternmaker. Because it was a small project, the job was outsourced to a trusted third party whom I never met. If I remember correctly, his name was Herman Egan. I was told he was top notch and perfect for this sort of small, tricky project. I designed the nozzle but had nothing to do with the pattern design or figuring out how to make it.

The project was canceled and when I left B & D the patterns came with me. They are a work of art.

Let me see if I can explain how this all works succinctly enough so you make it to the end of the page.



This is what we are trying to make. It needs some machining, but what you have is an aluminum nozzle that is hollow in the inside and also has an undercut on the outside of the nozzle so that the air flow is smooth. If this prototype were to go to real production, it would be a plastic die-cast piece. These days, using a CNC milling machine we could easily machine a prototype out of a solid block, or 3D print it out of plastic. In 1980 machining the complex curves was nearly impossible to manually machine so the decision was made to cast the prototype.

The way sand casting works is the patternmaker makes a positive object that is placed in a bed of wet sand and then removed, forming a cavity that is filled with molten metal. The metal shrinks a bit on cooling, so the pattern needs to be slightly larger than the final product to account for this shrinkage. If the object being made has holes, undercuts, or hollows after the main pattern is removed from the sand, the patternmaker will need to make and install cores (made of clay and sand) in the sand to keep the holes and hollows from filling with metal. The patternmaker is responsible for making the wooden pattern for the main object and the "core boxes" that are filled to form the cores. Mahogany is often used (especially on small patterns like these) because it is easy to carve, holds details, and is fairly dimensionally stable (and augmented with glued-up sections to make it even more dimensionally stable). While small, the pattern for this nozzle has two cores and a follow piece, making it a pretty complicated mold.



The main nozzle is precision turned and glued together with the nozzle outlet that was turned and carved separately. The two spuds on the top of the main pattern are extra and and hold the two cores in place. The first step in casting the nozzle is to put the nozzle flat on a board with the undercut piece. The undercut piece was carefully carved and fitted to fit over the rear fin and rounded hose bottom. Sand gets poured over the entire object and rammed tight. Then the mold is turned over and the undercut piece is removed.




Both the pattern and undercut pieces have little holes on the bottom so the foundry can screw in a rod and lift out the two parts. With the undercut piece removed, sand is pour unto the space created and over the bottom of the nozzle. The two halves of the mold are separated and the red main pattern is removed. What we have is now a negative imprint of the nozzle in the sand.





While this is going on, a clay-based core material is forced into the two core boxes. The box coxes are also mahogany, glued up for stability. The two halves have registration pins drilled through from the bottom so they the halves align properly. The insides were turned and then a bit of wood glued in. The spiral channel then carved to make the shapes. In order to get a good stable glue joint, the grain of the built up piece is aligned with the outer material. In the pictures you can also see the layout and scribe lines used to do this accurately.



The second core for the inside of the hose part is made the same way, with a glued up block and three registration pins. The core tapers in at the end so that is registers with the mold and that tapering suggests to me that the entire groove was carved by hand.

Unfortunately I don't have any cores.

By the way, the box in the back of the group picture is what I kept the pattern and parts in since 1981. I think I left the hot pot behind.

Since the 1980's this type of patternmaking has been done less and less. Wooden patternmaking is largely a thing of the past. This project would be 3D printed directly from a CAD system. Sand casting is still done, but the patterns in many cases are CNC machined from plastics, styrofoam and other synthetic materials, not wood. The huge range of specialty patternmaking tools - such as long patternmaker's scribing gouges - are no long made. Scribing gouges differ from carving gouges in that carving gouges are shaped with an arbitrary "U" shaped curve. Scribing gouges were readily available in specific curvatures in with both the bevel on the outside (out-cannel) or on the inside (in-cannel).



          3D Printing Time-Lapse Hack      Cache   Translate Page      
Because of their relatively slow speed, time-lapse videos are the best way to showcase 3D printer builds. Make Anything shows off a neat technique that perfectly synchronizes each layer printed with a still camera’s shutter, resulting in a really slick and smooth visual effect.
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. We know standing desks are all the rage, but what if you could get a chair perfectly made to fit your particular backside? IKEA is teaming up with a 3D printing medical company to develop this system where you go to your local IKEA, sit on a machine that takes a scan of your behind and turns that scan into a chair seat that fits all the contours of that part of your anatomy. So in the next couple of years, a pillow for your posterior - but of course. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
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          Global 3D-Printing Medical Devices Market | Industry Crucial Players - Biomedical Modeling Inc., Carbon, General Electric Company, EnvisionTEC GmbH, Materialise NV, Organovo Holdings, Groupe Gorgé SA      Cache   Translate Page      
Global 3D-Printing Medical Devices Market | Industry Crucial Players - Biomedical Modeling Inc., Carbon, General Electric Company, EnvisionTEC GmbH, Materialise NV, Organovo Holdings, Groupe Gorgé SA 3D-printing is a form of additive manufacturing. Medical devices built by utilising 3d-printing technology enable perfect match to patients’ anatomy. 3D-printing medical devices have extremely complex internal structures. Flexibility of 3D printing enable medical device designers in easily making changes,

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121,10€ - Gearbest
Disclaimer:
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          Rocket Pig Games Elf Pathfinder      Cache   Translate Page      
Rocket Pig Games Elf PathfinderPublisher: Rocket Pig Games Inc.

Rocket Pig Games is a leader in the 3D industry. We specialize in creating 3D printable files that work on your home or public 3D printer. If you are looking for unique and flawless 3D printable files to create miniatures, modular terrain, and props then look no further! We have yearly Kickstarters! Follow our progress on our website or on Facebook.

This model does not come with supports. You will need to generate them with the software of your choice or use Autodesk Meshmixer which is free.

elf pathfinder

These are the settings we have used to get perfect prints on our printers. Printers vary as do different types of filaments and how prints behave in different types of weather! You will need to get comfortable with your printer and how it prints in the hot, cold, and humidity. Regardless of the printer you choose, I recommend keeping your room cool and dry. I also, highly recommend using Hatchbox PLA. It may cost a bit more but it’s 100% worth it. Seriously.

Here's what is working really well with Hatchbox PLA: 
TEMP: 195 (40-55 for bed depending on season) 
SPEED: 60 mms 
RETRACTION DISTANCE: 0.80 
RETRACTION SOPEED: 30 
INFILL: 15% (for tiles) 
TOP SOLID LAYERS: 7 
BOTTOM SOLID LAYERS: 4



Price: $3.99
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Desktop Metal might have set the ball rolling back in 2017, but it seems HP is getting very serious about 3D metal printing at industrial volumes and automotive-grade production quality. The technology is called HP Metal Jet, it's 50 times faster and significantly cheaper than existing methods, and pilot programs are already underway.

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IonutF shares this great charging cable accessory! VGA connector for my Samsung Galaxy note 4 USB charger! download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3014450 Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed […]
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Accuron MedTech Group, the largest medical device maker in Southeast Asia, today announced the official opening of its new Technology Center in Singapore.

Philip Yeo, Chairman of Accuron MedTech Group, and Abel Ang, Group CEO of Accuron MedTech, were joined by Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information & Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, S. Iswaran, for the opening of the newly-constructed facility in Tuas.

The Technology Centre provides incubator facilities and business services that will be made available to the companies in which Accuron MedTech makes strategic investments. Accuron MedTech has a clearly defined strategy to invest in “highly-innovative, category-disrupting” technology companies that are complementary to its core urology business and will provide further growth catalysts for its global business. In the last four years, Accuron MedTech has done more than 10 strategic transactions, including investments in renal companies AWAK Technologies and Advent Access, and NASDAQ-listed ASLAN Pharmaceuticals.

Ang said: “The official opening of Accuron MedTech’s new Technology Centre is an important milestone in our commitment to identify and nurture high-quality category-disruptive technologies in Singapore and South-East Asia.”

The 22,000 sq. ft. Technology Centre enables Accuron MedTech to expand the synergies across its portfolio companies by bringing them together in a shared physical location. AWAK Technologies, a medical technology company focused on dialysis using regeneration technology for end-stage renal disease, is the first portfolio company to move its headquarters to the Technology Centre. As a development stage company, AWAK enjoys access to the Technology Centre’s class 100k clean room manufacturing and assembly facility to support its research, development, manufacturing and commercial activities. As more companies move to the Technology Centre, there is potential to expand the available space by 50%.

The new Technology Centre is located next to the global headquarters of AMT, Accuron MedTech’s medical technology contract manufacturing business. Accuron MedTech’s portfolio companies will be able to access AMT’s 44,000 sq. ft. of critical advanced manufacturing capabilities such as rapid prototyping, turnkey manufacturing, cleanroom manufacturing and assembly, 3D printing, and medical device sterilization. In addition to manufacturing support, companies can also tap into critical commercialization support resources such as: R&D, finance, HR and business development. Proximity to these critical capabilities allow Accuron MedTech Group’s portfolio companies to focus on innovation - without having to unnecessarily incur capital expenditure or manpower expenditure as they seek to bring their medical devices to the global market.

In addition to the facilities within AMT and the Technology Centre, all of Accuron MedTech’s investee companies have access to Accuron MedTech’s senior management team, which has more than 100+ years of international healthcare sector expertise, taking medical innovations from concept phase through to commercialization worldwide.

The opening of the Technology Centre is aligned with Accuron MedTech’s strategy to make future investments in deep-technology start-ups. Earlier in 2018, Accuron MedTech announced a co-investment of S$20 million together with SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore, to identify and catalyze the growth of high-potential Singapore-based start-ups.

Beh Kian Teik, Assistant Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board, said: “Medical Technology companies are placing increasing emphasis on open innovation and collaboration, to catalyze value creation and product optimization for medical devices. The Technology Centre is an important undertaking that brings together the deep engineering and design capabilities of a large corporate such as Accuron MedTech, with the agility of start-ups to enable the development of new solutions for regional and global healthcare needs from Singapore.”

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Making metal parts faster and cheaper than ever before
          Wood Shines in this SCARA Robotic Arm Project      Cache   Translate Page      

[igarrido] has shared a project that’s been in the works for a long time now; a wooden desktop robotic arm, named Virk I. The wood is Australian Blackwood and looks gorgeous. [igarrido] is clear that it is a side project, but has decided to try producing a small run of eight units to try to gauge interest in the design. He has been busy cutting the parts and assembling in his spare time.

Besides the beautifully finished wood, some of the interesting elements include hollow rotary joints, which mean less cable clutter and a much tidier assembly. 3D printer drivers …read more


          Society 5.0: Industry of the Future, Technologies, Methods and Tools      Cache   Translate Page      
#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000\Название: Society 5.0: Industry of the Future, Technologies, Methods and Tools
Автор: Bruno Salgues
Издательство: Wiley-ISTE
ISBN: 1786303019
Год: 2018
Страниц: 302
Язык: английский
Формат: pdf (true)
Размер: 10.18 MB

Following the rapid development of connected technologies, which are now highly sophisticated and spread across the globe, Society 5.0 has emerged and brought with it a dramatic societal shift. In 1998, Kodak, the world leader in photographic film, had 170,000 employees. It thus seemed unthinkable that just 3 years later, the majority of people would stop taking photographs to paper film and that Kodak would have disappeared. These are the stakes of this new society that is taking shape. This book, which does not seek to critique current politics, management or marketing literature, aims to fight against the excesses of this often-misunderstood Society 5.0 and to present the ideas and associated technologies that comprise it, all working towards societal improvement. Among these technologies, artificial intelligence, robotics, digital platforms and 3D printing are undoubtedly the most important, and thus receive the greatest focus.
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At less than US$400,000, these machines represent a revolution in high-volume, low-cost additive manufacture#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Desktop Metal might have set the ball rolling back in 2017, but it seems HP is getting very serious about 3D metal printing at industrial volumes and automotive-grade production quality. The technology is called HP Metal Jet, it's 50 times faster and significantly cheaper than existing methods, and pilot programs are already underway.

.. Continue Reading HP launches Metal Jet 3D printing technology for mass production

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          FlashForge’s Finder 3D Printer has Wi-Fi control & more at new low of $299 ($100 off)      Cache   Translate Page      

Amazon offers the FlashForge Finder 3D Printer for $299 shipped. That’s good for a $100 discount compared to the going rate, is a new all-time low and the best available. For comparison, it beats the sale price over at B&H by $50. This fully-featured PLA 3D printer has a 3.5-inch touchscreen panel, a 5.5 square-inch print bed and can be controlled over Wi-Fi. Over 300 shoppers have left a 4.2/5 star rating.

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Colorado-based open-source 3D printing company, Aleph Objects promises "new realm of possibilities" with LulzBot Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head.
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VTT Research Centre of Finland is co-operating on new innovations in the food industry and 3D printing, and compares very well in terms of funding from the world’s largest research funding programme.

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           HP launches Metal Jet 3D printing technology for mass production       Cache   Translate Page      

At less than US$400,000, these machines represent a revolution in high-volume, low-cost additive manufacture#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Desktop Metal might have set the ball rolling back in 2017, but it seems HP is getting very serious about 3D metal printing at industrial volumes and automotive-grade production quality. The technology is called HP Metal Jet, it's 50 times faster and significantly cheaper than existing methods, and pilot programs are already underway.

.. Continue Reading HP launches Metal Jet 3D printing technology for mass production

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luizof shares: Tools Holder for 3D Printers. Made exactly for AE3D printer tools. download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3021297 Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, […]
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. We know standing desks are all the rage, but what if you could get a chair perfectly made to fit your particular backside? IKEA is teaming up with a 3D printing medical company to develop this system where you go to your local IKEA, sit on a machine that takes a scan of your behind and turns that scan into a chair seat that fits all the contours of that part of your anatomy. So in the next couple of years, a pillow for your posterior - but of course. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
          Partnership Aims to Bring Metal 3D Printing to Mass Production      Cache   Translate Page      

In a recently announced strategic collaboration, GKN Powder Metallurgy will be the first company to deploy the HP Metal Jet, a binder-jetting technology, into its factories. GKN Powder Metallurgy will use HP Inc.’s 3D printer to produce functional metal parts for automotive companies including Volkswagen and for other industrial leaders.


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Plastic Laser cutting and 3D Printing parts. DIGITAL FABRICATION / 3D PRINT OFFICER (DBN000524)....
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          DIGITAL FABRICATION / 3D PRINT OFFICER - HMS Placements - New Germany, KwaZulu-Natal      Cache   Translate Page      
Duties and Responsibilities: Manage all In-house manufacturing duties which includes: Plastic Laser cutting and 3D Printing parts. Manage and maintain... R11 000 a month
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Plastic Laser cutting and 3D Printing parts. A well established company with branches nationally is looking for *DIGITAL FABRICATION OFFICER*....
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          HP Introduces Metal Jet 3D Printers      Cache   Translate Page      
HP launched the "Metal Jet" printer, which it calls the world's most advanced metal 3D printer. The printer uses one moving head to spread layers of fine metal powder, and another head to bind the powder together, building up a structure layer by layer. The metal is cured, excess powder is removed, and you end up with a solid, precise design. HP claims their 3D printer is "up to 50X" more productive than other metal 3D printers, while being more flexible and cheaper than other methods. HP will offer a metal 3D printing service in early 2019, while the printers themselves will be available "for under $399,000" in 2020. Check out the video below: "A big advantage of an additive technology like HP Metal Jet is it allows us to produce many of these parts without first having to build manufacturing tools. By reducing the cycle time for the production of parts we can realize a higher volume of mass production very quickly." Discussion
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Phase Precious Sterling Silver Fan Dangle Earrings, are high-impact bijoux that plays with light and space as it casts patterns as you move. Featuring 3D printed in premium sterling silver in a fan shape with gold-plated interior and semi-precious Citrine crystal center which creates an intriguing visual effect. Polished by hand.
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Translucent Glass Cage Cuff is part of a jewelry capsule collection from avant-garde fashion labels House of Flora and VOJD Studios. Each piece plays with light and speed with two threads; cage and line, that race against each other to create a futuristic vibe. Featuring complex cage elements in 3D printed black nylon and transparent geometric forms in light green acrylic which link together through repetition to create a minimal rhythm.
          Global Resin Material for 3D Printing Industry Analysis, Size, Market share, Growth, Trend and Forecast to 2025      Cache   Translate Page      
Global Resin Material for 3D Printing Market Research Report 2018 contains historic data that spans 2013 to 2017, and then continues to forecast to 2025. That makes this report so invaluable, resources, for the leaders as well as the new entrants in the Industry
          Global Resin Material for 3D Printing Market Segmentation by Product Types and Application with Forecast to 2025      Cache   Translate Page      
Global Resin Material for 3D Printing Market Research Report 2018 contains historic data that spans 2013 to 2017, and then continues to forecast to 2025. That makes this report so invaluable, resources, for the leaders as well as the new entrants in the Industry
          OpenSource 3D Printing - Deel 2      Cache   Translate Page      
Replies: 12957 Last poster: zynex at 13-09-2018 15:13 Topic is Open Default-Gamer schreef op donderdag 13 september 2018 @ 13:53: [...] Dank u! Er zaten gelukkig een aantal van die klemmetjes bij. Dus voorlopig kan ik die gewoon gebruiken. Is het alsnog aan te raden om haarlak op het glazen bed te sprayen voor betere hechting?Op glas werkt haarlak naar mijn mening wel het beste ja. Gebruik het al jaren.
          The rumbling financial markets      Cache   Translate Page      

Security specialists use a variety of ways to address the risks that they face: and these risk assessments are made in the certain knowledge that the actors in the system hold only incomplete information. Although much mocked at the time, Donald Rumsfeld’s categorization of “known unknowns” and “unknown unknowns”, is now generally recognized as a succinct summery of his strategic quandaries.

By contrast, actors in the financial markets have a more sanguine assessment of the risks they deal with: they divide them into two kinds of risk: quantifiable and unquantifiable. Unquantifiable risk is not generally considered, since there is usually no financial profit that can be made except from pure supposition. Therefore for the purposes of the financial markets, any given event is priced relative to its level of probability, that is to say its quantifiable risk. 

Depending on the market, higher levels of risk generally carry higher prices, lower levels generally lower prices. Clearly such an assessment of risk may not be objective, so markets have evolved a “psychological” approach to price discovery. Nevertheless, in the course of the twentieth century a detailed mathematical analysis has been developed, first in the credit market- what you owe- and later in the equity markets- what you own. In assessing risk, market actors use statistical models both to assess the internal functioning of the market and also to examine the external context of the market. Bell-curve based models have offered a relatively simple way to understand the process of price discovery and the impact of rare or highly improbable events are usually less considered, because in the majority of cases a large sigma divergence from the market mean is a low risk event.

Yet low risk events as defined by statistics may still have drastic impacts, and it is becoming clear that the financial markets have been fundamentally mispricing risk for a prolonged period of time. Put simply, conventional financial risk models seem to work in normal market conditions, but they lose strength in extreme conditions. Essentially this means that conventional risk models have failed, and that persistent failure has been compounded by regulatory collusion to create the probability of even more unstable conditions in the future.  The prolonged policy of global low interest rates that was adopted to deal with the credit crisis of 2008 has continued despite a growing appreciation that it is multiplying risks in ways that are poorly understood and which has the potential to return financial markets to a period of even greater instability. The risks in the global financial markets have real world consequences, and there is now a growing sense that the global financial markets have emerging problems that could have significant economic and geo-strategic impacts.

The impact of highly improbable events, memorably described by Nassim Nicolas Taleb in his books “Fooled by Randomness-the Scandal of Prediction” and “The Black Swan”, is still not fully recognized. By definition six Sigma market events are rare and given the average age of market practitioners, there are not many traders who have experienced the drastic crisis moves associated with a “Black Swan” event.  Yet, as Taleb argues, the once in a lifetime events that statistics predicts, in fact occur with far greater frequency: roughly once a decade. This of itself implies that the statistical models that lie at the heart of the modern financial trading system are built on a predictive model that consistently misprices risk assets. The models purport to be an objective measure of risk, but in fact they are based on a closed model system, which implies finite and knowable inputs into the process of price discovery. In fact markets are fractal in nature, and therefore the risk model should, by definition, be an open ended system.  It turns out that predicting the future in financial markets, as with anything else in life, cannot be relied upon, and the most successful traders are those who react to risk, rather than those who rely on predictive models, no matter how sophisticated. Long Term Capital Management collapsed despite the fact (Taleb would say “because of”) the company having several Nobel Laureates in Economics, who built extremely sophisticated predictive risk models. George Soros, by contrast, relies on a structured form of psychological analysis (“Reflexivity”) which is more open ended, and despite many failures, he is still in business.

In addition to the issues of risk taking, there is the matter of risk recording.  The extreme complexity of the instruments that are being circulated has led to considerable debate about if, when and how profits from these booked trades should be recorded. In some cases, famously on some structured derivate trades between AIG and GS, it has transpired that both sides of the trade were booking profits- a literal impossibility in the zero-sum world of financial instruments. The audit companies were complicit in the mispricing of trades, and given the essential oligopoly of the “Big-four” auditors, the market failure the risk of mis-recording the results of trades in complex financial instruments remains unaddressed.

In the face of the fundamental market failure that was revealed in 2008, the regulators also have to shoulder their share of the blame. The fact is that they too do not seem to recognise the open ended nature of risk, and as a result continue to believe that greater capital resources are the primary means to avoid significant weakness in the financial markets. In fact what has happened is that the requirement for larger capital resources means a greater concentration of risk in reduced number of market players. Market players that are deemed “too big to fail” create greater moral hazard in the longer term.  The extraordinary blizzard of regulation that was created following the 2007/8 credit crunch had several goals in mind, but the ultimate effect has been to create a more rigid process in risk taking and a larger capital requirement to enter the market.  The ring fencing of bank deposits has grown stronger, and there has been some tinkering with the permissible assets that may be held on bank balance sheets. However, the major impact of the 2008 crisis has been the assumption by monetary authorities, and by extension the taxpayers, of a gigantic liquidity pool.  The full faith and credit of finance ministries and monetary authorities is still being used to underwrite liquidity in the market, even at negative interest rates. Effectively the global regulators flooded the market with “good” money in order to replace the problematic credits with "undoubted" government money.

A decade later, market conditions have still not returned to historic norms. Since its foundation in 1694, the average Bank of England base rate has been around 5%. Even with a recent rise, the current rate is 0.75%- a long way off historical norms. This pattern is repeated across the global financial markets. Policymakers are now in a bind: they are still nursing banking systems that have been deeply damaged by the long credit boom which ended in 2008, but are aware that they must sooner or later raise rates before the adjustment to higher rates becomes disruptive.

Since 2008 global financial markets have continued to grow, and this is not solely the result of the liquidity bonus injected by the market regulators. After 2008, as much as before, there has been a major shift in the global economy which has unleashed a spectacular level of global growth.  The emergence of China allowed a massive increase in efficiency in global supply chains, as huge Chinese corporations became globally competitive and were able to offer goods that met global market expectations. The globalization of production has had a drastic impact on economies throughout the world, and although there have unquestionably been losers, the net result has been an extraordinary productivity gain. Nor has globalization been purely a matter of substituting cheaper Chinese production for more expensive production elsewhere: there has been a general maturing of economies across Asia, America and Europe as innovation centres emerged and service businesses replaced manufacturing.  Even in China, the service sector has grown dramatically, and lower value production has been off-shored to even lower cost manufacturing centres, such as Vietnam or Bangladesh. Among economists, there is little doubt that the massive increase in wealth that has resulted from the emergence of more globalised economies has been an unalloyed good. Thus financial markets have been operating in extremely favourable macro-economic conditions.

However there are several threats to this long-term virtuous economic circle.  Firstly there is the question of sustainability. The ecological damage of unrestrained production is now unquestioned, and it is clear that Earth does not have the resources to maintain unsustainable economic growth. The human population spike- with our species likely to peak somewhere between 9-11 billion individuals within the next century- will require much greater efficiency in order to allow the planet to absorb the population shock. As CO2 pollution becomes a greater worry, there is a growing risk that delicate ecological systems are already breaking down, and reducing still further the ability of the planet to sustain such a large human population. The economic effects of these extremely complex processes are unknowable, but it certainly is clear that there is greater uncertainty about the sustainability of –for example- food production than at any time since the “green revolution” of the 1960s and 1970s.

Equally there are more immediate macro-economic threats. The first is the nature of innovation.  The mid-twentieth century saw huge changes in, for example, transport and communications speeds. It was only 66 years form the Wright Brothers making the first controlled powered flight to the first flight of the Boeing 747 and indeed the first landing on the Moon. In the nearly fifty years since 1969 the speed of transport has not increased- indeed with the withdrawal of the supersonic Concordes in 2003, commercial faster than sound flights no longer exist. Yet the expansion in use of commercial jet liners has increased drastically. Likewise the speed of a telephone call has not increased much since the creation of a global telephone network, but the use and density of the network now allows the exchange of colossal amounts of information, especially through mobile systems.  If the Olympics represents “faster-higher-stronger”, global digital technology is simply broader on a scale that was never forecast at its inception.  The question, from an investment perspective, is how to maximise the payback period for any given innovation. This proves easier to manage with digital businesses than physical goods.  Innovation delivery that can be made by a simple download of information is likely to be far more profitable than the modernisation of physical goods.  Market changes can severely impact huge investment programmes: a good example is the Airbus A380, a plane widely touted to be the replacement to the hugely successful Boeing 747, but which has struggled to find sales, despite its extraordinary technological prowess. The innovation of lighter and faster twin jets has made the A380s economics quite problematic in the current market conditions. It is far easier to make structural changes to information systems than to a physical piece of equipment.  So, although we say that the twenty-first century is a period of spectacular innovation, it is innovation of a very specific kind, of information processing rather than physical processing.  Of course this may change, with the creation of widespread 3D printing, for example, but equally there are risks in the digital world too.  Following a series of scandals, the value of Facebook has fluctuated quite wildly. It turns out that consumer taste is still the prime driver of value in services- and consumers can be fickle.

The wave of information innovation has disrupted and challenged human activity across the board. Even the idea of “money” has not been immune. The so-called “crypto” currencies have challenged conventional views about what cash actually is. Although Bitcoin looks like a bubble, and despite the hostile stance of major investment houses- such as JP Morgan- the crypto boom has changed but it has not gone. The usefulness of what Goldman Sachs has labelled “consensus” currencies (as opposed to fiat currencies) remains untested, but is still being explored and the emergent ICO market has the potential to supply an asset base to support a fundamental value for such currencies. The value of consensus currencies will probably mean that in the long term they will form a larger part of the global financial markets- and one that is beyond the control of current market regulations.

Ten years after the great crash, the risks in the Financial Markets are as high as ever. It looks like being an uncomfortable Autumn.


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          Global $832 Million Biocompatible 3D Printing Materials Market to 2023: 3D Systems (US) is One of the Major Players in the Market      Cache   Translate Page      

DUBLIN, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Biocompatible 3D Printing Materials Market by Type (Polymer, Metal), Application (Implants & Prosthesis, Prototyping & Surgical Guides, Tissue Engineering, Hearing Aid), Form (Powder, Liquid), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023" report has...


          Splitting part for 3D print      Cache   Translate Page      

Good afternoon, i'm currently designing a jig to hold a large PCB for test, I'm at the stage where i'm adjusting the part to fit into our 3D printer which requires splitting the part into 3, i'm having trouble with the Split command (Insert>Features>Split) and am getting the following message, any help/advice would be very appreciated!

 


          Solidworks User Advocacy day - September 10, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

OK, I thought about just adding this as a reply to Richard Doyle's thread, User Advocacy Day 2018 , but I was worried that it would be lost in the replies.

 

So, here goes.  If you only want to read the stuff about my experience AT advocacy day, then skip down to # 2.

 

Caveat:  If my memory is incorrect in any of these things or if I got any names or places wrong....please feel free to correct me.

 

1) Pre-Advocacy day stuff:

I arrived in Boston around 6 PM Sunday (the 9th) and headed out to where my driver was waiting to pick me up (I've never had a "driver" before.....I only mention it because it was a new experience for me).  He was awesome!:

 

 

Anyway, I made it to my hotel, got out of the car and as was walking through the door, there were a LOT of people suddenly coming out the door.   Led by Richard Doyle himself.   It turned out that the hotel was having a fire drill at that moment.....so my first experience upon arriving was being able to hang out immediately with all the people that were at the hotel for User Advocacy Day 2018.  For a bit, the time was dedicated to Rachel York and Richard Doyle practicing how to pronounce my last name. 

 

After a few minutes John Stoltzfus showed up with his lovely wife.  We got to hang out for a while and then I checked in.  After check in, I was given a "goodie" bag. I am still wearing the sunglasses!  Thanks all! 

 

Then I got to hang out in the lounge with many different people.   Rick Becker showed up and myself, John Stoltzfus, his wife, and Rick all went out to dinner.  I think we were there at least 3 hours getting to know each other.  Well....I have to admit....it was mostly me talking...  ..I tend to take over conversations and run with them. But it was truly an awesome experience to meet Rick and John. (I am going to use that phrase a lot here.... "awesome experience").

 

2) Advocacy day stuff:

Round 1: Bruce Holway and Product Definition:

     Bruce told us a little bit about the Alpha testing that Solidworks conducts and that Solidworks had separated the business side of product definition from the Technical side.  This was to give extra focus on the Technical Side.   He covered the fact that they challenge themselves to give the most value to the most customers - (Quality Functional Deployment).  He did focus on the fact that the feedback loop is essential.....because if they don't know about customers wanting something....it is hard to focus on it.  He also stated that they are essentially a "fly on the wall" with regards to the forums.  Almost everyone is constantly watching the forums.

 

Round 2:  Kevin Berni and User Experience:

     Kevin talked about the many different paths to get to the same goal inside Solidworks (this is something that I personally appreciate....reference: Challenge! , How do I manipulate my model view; let me count the ways ).

Kevin also spoke about the User research program and usability testing that are so vital to hearing the voice of the customer.   I plan on signing up....what about you?

User Research Program | SOLIDWORKS

 

Round 3: John Sweeney and Product Development:

     John mentioned many of the things that Bruce and Kevin mentioned....but in addition to this, he spoke about the many different and varied people who are involved in Product Development at Solidworks.  That they are listening...even when it feels like they aren't.    He talked about the Increased functionality for crash support for SW 2018 using the error report dialog box (2018 SOLIDWORKS Help - SOLIDWORKS Error Report Dialog Box ).

He also mentioned something called, "White Glaze".....which replaces the "Not responding" window that is generated by Windows (Don’t Panic, it’s most likely NOT “not responding” ).  This is available with SW 2018 and 2019, although it is not turned on by default.  And, as I understand it, needs a registry edit to turn on (so contact your VAR if you are interested in this).

John had all the managers in front of us that deal with Product Development....and they filled entire front of the room!   Solidworks definitely has a large focus on Product development! 

 

Round 4: Mike Sabocheck and Territory Managers

     Mike spoke about the Territory managers that work for Solidworks (I really didn't even know that was a thing until he mentioned it).   He showed us a map of the world and showed where each of the managers are located and what their specialty is (if any).  He said that these Territory managers were there to support the VAR's and when a VAR needs specialty support, these territory managers are the first line of defense.  They are the ones that move the ball uphill if needed.

 

Round 5: Mark Johnson (I think that this is his profile.....but I am not sure....needs confirmation) and Technical Support:

     Mark mentioned that over 60% of all SPR's only have 1 vote attached to them.  He also mentioned that there is a background program that churns through all the SPR's (and the background data that is attached to them) that creates a priority level for them.  In other words, if the problem is reproducible and there isn't a workaround (and other factors), then the program moves the priority up.   They can override this priority if needed to bring things higher.  Afterwards, Mark and I talked about the knowledge base and some of its issues.   My takeaway from this discussion was that, while there are improvements coming, we still need to use the system if we want results.

(The following is from me and not from Mark): Not using the Knowledge base and the VAR system when you have a problem and expecting them to fix said problem, is like getting into the cockpit of an airplane and flapping your arms to try to get it to fly instead of using the tools that are available to control and fly the plane.

Use the tools that are available if you want at least a chance at getting to the solution to your problem....no matter how much you don't like it.

I offhandedly mentioned to Mark that I had been in contact with my VAR over the course of the past 2 weeks about a specific issue, and then later, during lunch, he brought the specialist to me that deals with that kind of issue to walk me through a potential fix (I say potential, because the only thing the guy had to go on was me talking instead of me showing him the problem because I didn't have my computer in front of me).

 

Round 6: Eli Mather and CAD models on MSolidWorks

     Eli showed us the (still in development) CAD model area for MySolidworks.  Eli was very interested in hearing how the area could be improved and listened to our feedback.  This seems similar to GrabCAD and 3DContentCentral, but was specific to Solidworks models.

    Eli also talked about the training that is available on MySolidworks.  Things like the CSWA Prep course: CSWA Exam Prep Course | MySolidWorks Training  and the 4 minute long videos walking you through the different products that are available.   I will admit...I really haven't looked much into this area......This is now on my to-do list!

 

Round 7: Mark Martel and xDesign:

     Mark brought xDesign (SOLIDWORKS xDesign | SOLIDWORKS ) (entirely cloud based and  CAD software) up on the projector and showed us how it worked.   It is very similar to Solidworks in general....with some things that are improved upon (1 example: if you have circle already drawn in a sketch, and you create a 2nd circle, when you drag to change the size of the circle, when you get to the same size as the already drawn circle, the color will change, indicating that if you let go of the mouse at that point, it will create an equal relationship between the diameters....we looked at Bruce Holway and jokingly asked him why this wasn't in Solidworks already!  ).  xDesign looks like it at least as easy to use as Solidworks, if not easier.   There are more improvements coming for it.  (I don't know if a license of Solidworks will allow you to use xDesign or not, or what the cost is at all....I forgot to ask)

 

Round 8: Lunch:

          I previously mentioned that Mark Johnson introduced me to a specialist to try to walk me through a specific problem that I was having.  This was awesome!  Also, I got a change to chat with some of the managers.  And I got to speak with Jim Wilkinson for a while.  It was great to finally meet him!

Rachel and her team had set up tours of some of the areas of their building....like a VR area and other things....but I didn't get a chance to see them, as I was talking to people (what a surprise )

 

Round 9: Danielle Boyer and Every Kid Gets a Robot (EKGAR)

     SOLIDWORKS Women In Engineering Series: Danielle Boyer

     This was an introduction to an initiative that it gaining ground that provides low cost robots (that kids would need to build first) to children so that they can compete in robotics competitions.   Danielle mentioned that she is the coach on a bunch of teams and that more teams are being formed.  She is based out of Troy, Michigan.

Read the article that I linked above.  Danielle mentioned that one of her challenges is still raising money (they are seeking machine time to create molds for the robot components) and finding time in 3D printers (to create the components while they are waiting on funding and machine time for mold making).

 

Round 10: Chin-loo Lama and Magic Wheelchair:

Magic Wheelchair

Chin-Loo talked about the Magic Wheelchair and how Solidworks is supporting this organization in their area.  Its pretty cool!   Check the website out!  A few of the stories definitely brought a tear to my eye.

 

Round 11: John Stoltzfus and the Dave Bear story

     Since John has been vital in "the Dave Bear movement" (as I call it), John was able to relate some of the details.  I will let you read about it here:

A Quick Note on Dave Bear , World Map of Support for Dave Bear , Dave Bear is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Power User

 

Round 12: The FAB lab (3DExperience Lab) and the Robot Races:

     We then got to head to the next building to their Fab Lab.  They gave us a bit of a tour and then told us the "rules".  Basically, we split up into 5 teams were given a Laptop with some sort of Javascript quick code software and a box with the bits to a robot in it.  Our job was to build a robot (using the directions) and then program the remote and the robot itself so that we could use it like an RC car and drive along a predefined track.   Whoever maneuvered along the track without going out of it too far the fastest would win.

Our team struggled with a dead battery for the first portion of the competition....we just thought our code was wrong (which it was was for a bit of it).  Then Amon (spelling?, he's one of the guys who works in the FAB Lab) helped us out by testing our battery and replacing it.  We then had about 5 minutes to finish up our code and test it.    We had a great team!!  It was so much fun!

 

 

Round 13: The after meeting:

     We met later at a restaurant and had a lot of small talk...then started dinner and had some trivia.  We still had a good team...but we didn't even come close to winning.  Probably more because I detoured us right off the right path by completely guessing at some of the answers.  Again....we had a great time.

 

3) Post advocacy day stuff:

     The next morning, I had a little breakfast, and Robert Maldonado (not sure if this is his profile....needs confirmation) and I rode together in the car that was heading to the airport.  Yes...we had a "driver"   It was still a cool experience.   

On the way to the airport, however, a dump truck didn't see us and merged right into the side of the car.  The part that hit us was about 12" from the driver's head.   No one was hurt, but it shook the driver up a bit.

 

The police that showed up were really nice.  I couldn't believe the response time to an accident where no one was hurt.  In Michigan, you would be waiting a minimum of 30 minutes for them to arrive....with it being more likely an hour.  These guys showed up within 5 minutes.   I was sure that Rob and I would be missing our flights....but a new car came to pick us up and we got to the airport in time.  All was good.

 

 

 

My takeaways:

Even though sometimes it doesn't seem like it...Solidworks is definitely listening....and responding.  I think that me being there is proof of that.   I came on the scene in the forums about March of 2016 (even though my profile was created in 2014).  Before September 10, 2018, I had never been to a Solidworks event.  Not a user group meeting.....not Solidworks world.....not anything.  As time goes on, I have been more and more active in the forums....but not much outside of that.  I was absolutely floored when Rachel contacted me and invited me to this.

 

I am very happy with the response from Solidworks regarding improvements and user feedback.  While I think that there is still improvement to be made...I think that they are definitely moving in the right direction.   I also have a much better appreciation for how a corporation's struggles with managing hundreds of thousands of users and their day to day issues.

 

Rick Becker, John Stoltzfus and were talking about why Solidworks is one of the leading CAD programs out there (if not THE best!)....and my takeaway is that they really do care out their customer.  They have created a corporate mindset that treats their employees, their customers and their support network as family.  And I really appreciate that.


          Innovation Academy: Homeschool Edition      Cache   Translate Page      
When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Youth Services Activity Center

Homeschoolers, turn your 2-dimensional drawings into reality using the 3Doodler, a 3D printing pen that allows you to draw with plastic.

All supplies will be provided. You are welcome to take home your creations.

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          Exhibition highlights Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's ongoing engagement with diverse forms of digital media      Cache   Translate Page      
bitforms gallery announces Confirmation Bias, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery. Featuring an immersive light installation, a 3D printed steel sculpture and three data-driven screen-based works, the exhibition highlights the artist’s ongoing engagement with diverse forms of digital media. Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs or hypotheses. In a scientific context, confirmation bias proposes human perception as a negative effect that causes misinterpretation of data. Lozano-Hemmer reinterprets this term to emphasize the role of human perception in the creation and understanding of art, which speaks
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My daughter is already planning for Halloween this year and mentioned going as a dragon. As a 3D Printing dad, I couldn't just stand by. In this instructable I'll show how you can 3D print items integrated with a mesh material (no glue required) allowing you to create all sorts of interesting things...
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Jorge Lopes, researcher at the Pontifical Catholic University, shows a 3D print of a Greek piece that belonged to the Museo Nacional, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 5, 2018.
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GTRI Summer Interns Leap into STEM Career with STEM Exhibit
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The end of summer normally signifies the beginning of a new school year for students, but at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), STEM@GTRI summer interns are recapping their experience as research engineers. An experience that introduced them to real world, problem-solving techniques and technology – taking their engineering interests to new heights as they enter college and hone their career path.

This summer, STEM@GTRI – a program design to inspire, engage, and impact educators and students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) – invited 59 students from across the state of Georgia to intern with six GTRI laboratories and the Warner Robins field office. The summer work program at the Warner Robins office connected mentors with four students on various engineering tasks, with the program concluding with their Night Vision exhibit – the first “STEM Stop” project for the Museum of Aviation.

Two visitors stare into viewers of large gray boxes. One woman's face glows green from the reflected light.
Visitors look through displays during the “STEM Stop” exhibit launch Aug. 9, at the Museum of Aviation at Robin Air Force Base. Photo: Sean McNeil, Georgia Tech Research Institute

“Our [supply] orders got complicated because of delays and we had to keep pushing our schedule back. But with the extra time, we didn’t work on the project, we got to do a lot of other cool stuff like making websites, making stuff for our Arduino’s, 3D printing, and CSharp programming,” Patel stated. Ultimately, the group had to complete the final three weeks of project work within four days to get the exhibit ready for the museum on time. Hancock relates directly to both project delays and the value of getting a head start on a career. Hancock’s experience in college is still fresh to him – a recent Mercer University graduate – as he remembers the ambiguity and uncertainty surrounding the start of a college career. At that point, students may even be unaware of what to learn and how to further explore those ideas. There’s a world of possibilities for students, and the only way to understand anything is to welcome new opportunities and learn from experienced professionals. “Any idea they’ve had, we’ve been behind it. We encouraged them to think freely and really hear each other out before moving forward,”

Hancock stated. The program’s format encourages students to think, create, and dream big – tactics that have supported many successful projects around GTRI and that mentors have consistently reiterated to their interns.  

15 people of various ages and ethnicities gathered in a circle at the museum.
Students and mentors (from Left to right – Cherri Nix, Hannah Gulle, Trever Johnson, Ricky Patel, Kaylynn Wallace, Andrew Babbitt, Kim Camerino, Brandon Hancock, and Zach Schindler) present the Night Vision display to visitors of the museum. Photo: Sean McNeil, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Mentoring with a Purpose

Career experience isn’t the only benefit of the program. The GTRI Summer Program provides students with a network of mentors, some beginning their careers and others who have worked in their fields for decades. Hancock explains that many of the engineers have befriended the students, welcoming their questions and ideas.

“It’s super important for them to have mentors. At any point in time, those students could give me or any other engineer a call with any questions,” Hancock explains. “We’re all more than willing to help and this creates a network that exposes them to a wider range of opportunities.”

In his role, Hancock introduced the students to lean and agile concepts, like using Kanban boards for project planning, and open source computer software like Arduinos – used to make an RFID reader for 3D models. With new, diverse technology skills and an active mentoring network, students like Patel could envision new possibilities for the future.

“I’ve had many jobs before – fast food, movie theater – but this is a job I actually want to do. In other positions, I’m there just being used for my labor, but at a job like this, I’m actually being used for my brain,” Patel shares. “I already have a step up that not a lot of rising college first years have had.”

Young African-American man in foreground looks intently into laptop screen. In the background are a female and male student.
Students (Left to Right) Ricky Patel, Kaylynn Wallace, and Trevor Johnson discuss project plans. Photo: Branden Camp, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Jump-Starting Students’ Careers

High school can be an overwhelming time, especially as students enter their junior and senior years. At every turn, students are faced with growing questions about what they want to do as they grow up and how they plan to do so. But for many rising students, the question is really where do they begin.

The STEM@GTRI summer internship program was established to introduce students to a unique career path by encouraging them to turn ideas they may scribble in the corners of notebooks into prototypes and solutions for the future, and in particular, the future of their careers. For four students interning out of the Warner Robins office, creating the innovative “STEM Stop” helped jump-start their career interest.

Recent Houston County High School graduates Ricky Patel, Andrew Babbitt, Kaylynn Wallace, and Trevor Johnson, with the guidance of their mentors and GTRI Research Engineers Hannah Gulle, Brandon Hancock, Kim Camerino, and Zach Schindler, completed the first display in a series of “STEM Stops” exhibits for the Museum of Aviation, which opened Aug. 9. The Night Vision presentation teaches visitors how thermal imaging and night vision goggles allow humans to see at night. The project, which was scheduled for completion in five weeks, encountered challenging delays in meeting the museum's deadline. But, for the graduate Ricky Patel, the delays were welcomed obstacles since he and his fellow interns were able to learn other technical aspects. 

Image: a collection of items on display at the museum.
The Night Vision display at the Museum of Aviation located in the Century of Flight Hangar.
Photo: Brandon Hancock, Georgia Tech Research Institute

STEM@GTRI’s presence brings new awareness to the organization and STEM-related professions. Kaylynn Wallace, another graduate of Northside High School, feels prepped and ready to take her experience to the next level in college.

“It was definitely an eye-opening experience. Not a lot of people know that GTRI is here, but because of our Partners in Education (PIE) program at school, we were able to get this opportunity. It’s broadened my horizons as to what to expect and how we can take our new knowledge base further into our careers.”

Mentorship in the program is an ever-revolving connection for students with hopes that those students continue the cycle by teaching and mentoring other peers interested in the same path. Principal Research Engineer Doug Nation spearheaded the program and the team of mentors at the GTRI Warner Robins office. Northside High School teacher, Cherri Nix, collaborated with the Warner Robins team to provide additional daily support, encouraging and teaching students through the real-world project difficulties. This evolving relationship with the community will continue to drive GTRI’s efforts in sustaining a long-term commitment to cultivating local STEM leaders of the future.

Erick Maxwell, principal research engineer and STEM coordinator for GTRI’s Electronic Systems Lab believes that “the best people for inspiring the next generation is the next generation.” Maxwell, in conjunction with the Warner Robins office, established the concept of connecting high school students with high-tech work through the guidance of engineering experts. With the goal of introducing the profession prior to college entry, GTRI@STEM looks to demystify STEM careers among underrepresented populations and improve awareness, access, and opportunity in the field. In creating more internship opportunities for the next round of STEM innovators, GTRI’s focus is on maintaining and inspiring future relationships with students and educators.

Four students gathered around their mentor, who is demonstrating a wood clamp on a box in the lab.
STEM@GTRI summer interns and mentor building interactive exhibit for the Museum of Aviation. Photo: Branden Camp, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Funneling Talent into GTRI

GTRI’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiative – STEM@GTRI – aims to inspire, engage, and impact Georgia educators and students by providing access to experts in STEM fields. Through this interaction, GTRI hopes to improve academic performance in STEM subjects, encourage students to pursue educational and career opportunities in these areas, as well as provide materials for teachers to strengthen their STEM-related curriculum.

As of last year, 69 percent of STEM@GTRI Rapid-Engineering Design Process program graduates are attending or indicate that they plan to attend Georgia Tech. Through the STEM@GTRI program, the Institute has an opportunity to maintain contact and a presence with rising talented and motivated STEM students. GTRI is currently the largest employer of Georgia Tech students with 595 graduate and undergraduate students contributing to major sponsored programs during the 2017 fiscal year.

GTRI Division Chief and Director of STEM Outreach Leigh McCook continues to encourage constant communication and relationships with not only students but also with schools around Georgia. “In conjunction with the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), STEM@GTRI is always looking to partner with schools, K-12, to enrich both students’ and educators’ skills in STEM programs. Our mission is to share GTRI expertise and contribute to real experiences that make a difference. We want to play a vital role in molding STEM leaders of the future.”

There are always going to be more problems for GTRI to solve. As the world progresses, training new leaders and innovators to carry us into the future is vital. To learn more about the STEM@GTRI program and how to get involved, visit stem.gtri.gatech.edu.

Five people in a row posing for group photo.
GTRI’s Warner Robins Field Office summer interns (Left to Right - Kaylynn Wallace, Ricky Patel, Trevor Cooper, and Andrew Babbitt) and with program mentor Brandon Hancock (center). Photo: Branden Camp, Georgia Tech Research Institute
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justuspr shared this project on Thingiverse! Design based on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Lantern_(Washington,_D.C.) Printed to go with my Bonsai. See more! Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, […]
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3D Printed BladeSaw from Zelda BOTW with motorized chain and NeoPixels! Build your own BladeSaw from Zelda BOTW with 3D Printing and Electronics from Adafruit. We designed and 3D printed parts to build a real bladesaw with actual moving parts and NeoPixel LEDs. Links to files and parts in learn guide:https://learn.adafruit.com/bladesaw Every Thursday is #3dthursday […]
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Every week we’ll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses! Helm of Glencairn – Viking Helmet Timelapse #3dprinting4MULE8https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1243621 Ultimaker 3 Black / SIlver 13hrs 15mins X:230 Y:210 Z:185mm 0.3 layer / .8mm nozzle 20% infil / 6.5mm retract 220c / 60c 373g 70 mm/s Every Thursday […]
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Calling all maker geeks, photo geeks, and audiophiles – this one is for you. Yes yes, I regularly champion experience over stuff, but the reality is also true that we creators use tools to create. As such, in today’s #cjRAW I shine a bright little light on 3 tech tools that caught my eye. One for the geeky geeks, one for the photo geeks, and a third for the audiofile / video geeks. Glowforge When I first saw this 3D printer, my eyes bugged out. So simple, so gorgeous, and brilliant in what it can do. This little beauty will cut or engrave everything from paper, wood, leather, and – yes – even food. Not only was it the largest crowd-funded project of all time ($27 million in 30 days), but what’s particularly awesome about this thing is it’s versatility + gorgeous design, more than suitable for any home or studio. And it’s drop dead easy to use. While you can certainly use typical design tools such as illustrator, photoshop, or even CAD programs, you can also just draw on your material (yes, hand drawn on the back of a napkin will do….) and the Glowforge will use that template […]

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up with a solid, precise design. HP claims their 3D printer is ;up to 50X; more productive than other metal 3D printers, while being more flexible and cheaper than other methods. HP will offer a metal 3D printing service in early 2019, while the printers themselves will be available ;for under $399,000; in 2...
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Are you prepared for double the trouble? Meet Hyperion the Hydra, our first double penetration design! With two heads tapered for easy insertion and an array of textures, there's a lot to experience in one small, scaly package.

This listing is for a Ready Made toy in our MEDIUM (00-50) firmness and should ship within a week if not paired with Made to Order items. Marble of metallic peacock blue, gold, and black.

♥Measurements♥

Total Height: 6.5 in
Usable Length: 4 in
Circumference of Shaft (individually) : 3.5 to 3.75 in
Combined Shaft Circ. (if you squish them together): Approx. 5.5 in around roughly the middle of the shafts


♥About the Character♥

Hyperion was once a creature of tremendous stature and ferocity, like most of hydra-kind. Originally a loner with quite a temper, Hyperion wasn't pleased when a lone human strayed into his territory. Headstrong and impetuous, he rose to expel the intruder without hesitation but belatedly realized that the man he'd thrown out unceremoniously was, in fact, an extremely powerful warlock who promptly cut Hyperion down to size in more ways than one with a potent curse. Cryptically growling that the hydra needed a new perspective on life, the warlock departed, leaving Hyperion to pick up the pieces of his radically-altered life.

Vulnerable, small, and mostly alone in the wilds, Hyperion did the only thing he could: heed the warlock's parting words in both a literal and figurative way, and strike out for civilizations previously unknown to him, to experience things he could never have imagined before. He did not know where the road would take him and it frightened him at first, but he rapidly cultivated an appetite for novelty and adventure.

Now able to mingle in crowds that would have once been crushed beneath his feet, Hyperion has traveled and met peoples of all sorts, the likes of which never dared to approach him before. His brethren can only look on with some measure of envy at the things Hyperion has seen, the foods he's tasted, the tricks he's learned, and the company he's kept. By this point, his horizons have broadened so much that the curse could probably be terminated, but Hyperion is more than at peace with his new lot in life - he embraces it wholeheartedly.

If you should be fortunate enough to meet this tiny traveler, don't be shy - ask him about what he's learned, and he'll be happy to demonstrate a trick or two.


♥The Care and Feeding of Silicone Creatures♥

Please read our FAQ on Tumblr for information on how to care for your toy, or for any other concerns not listed on the Etsy FAQ: http://phoenixflame-creations.tumblr.com/faq
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IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING OUR WORK:
All of our toys and accessories are works of art hand-crafted with love and care. Phoenixflame Creations is a home-based business that does not possess industrial equipment, and accordingly, our toys have a bit of asymmetrical character that machined products would not.

Due to the hands-on nature of post-processing, even objects that originate as perfectly symmetrical 3D prints will show minor surface inconsistencies; these are not to be confused with damage to the item. You may find small raised bumps, tiny indents, patches of crackle texture, faint horizontal 3D print lines, "candle drip" textures etc. None of these will harm you or your toy - it's just proof that it was made by a real live artist!

If you think these imperfections will impact your enjoyment of the product, please reconsider the purchase.


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LONDON, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The biocompatible 3D printing materials market is projected to register a CAGR of 22.0%, in terms of value, between 2018 and 2023. Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/5561782 The biocompatible 3D printing materials market...


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Have you sent us your idea yet? ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti sends a video thank you to those who've entered our Lunar 3D printing competition. What would you 3D print, to make the Moon feel like home?
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hodginsa shared this project on Thingiverse! A Simple frame for the DIY Cherry MX Board with RGB using the APA102-2020 LEDs. Utilizes the HCC Module! See more! Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics […]
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BYU_CMR shared this project on Thingiverse! FlexLinks were developed for quick turn-around proof-of-concept prototyping of compliant mechanisms by the BYU Compliant Mechanism Research Group. Combined with commercial components from the LEGO Group, custom compliant components can be used to build a wide range of compliant mechanisms. FlexLinks can either be 3D printed or cut out […]
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VTT Research Centre of Finland is co-operating on new innovations in the food industry and 3D printing, and compares very well in terms of funding from the world’s largest research funding programme.

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The industrial lift door opens onto a light green corridor lined with posters. “Hack the future of photography.” “Intensive product design course.” “Introduction to 3D printing.” “Let’s have a beta[...]
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Phase Black Quintuple Neckpiece, plays with the relationship between light and space, creating high-tech, high-impact jewelry that lends to a stand out look with a minimalist vibe. Featuring 3D printed neckpiece in an ultra-light, yet strong flexible nylon material consisting of five graduating circles accented with golden crystals. Hand dyed in black, the geometric motif creates a visually-striking moire effect as it hangs from an adjustable satin cord with silver ends.
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Phase Statement Pendant, plays with the relationship between light and space, creating high-tech, high-impact jewelry that lends to a stand out look with a minimalist vibe. Featuring 3D printed pendant in an ultra-light, yet strong flexible nylon material that is hand dyed in black with a black crystal center and adjustable satin cord with silver ends. The geometric pendant creates a visually-striking moire effect.
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Phase Precious Fan Sterling Silver Ring, is a high-impact bijoux that plays with light and space as it casts patterns as you move. Featuring 3D printed in premium sterling silver in a fan shape with gold-plated interior which creates an intriguing visual effect. Polished by hand.
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Phase Precious Oval Sterling Silver Ring plays with light and space as it casts patterns as you move. Featuring 3D printed in premium sterling silver with gold-plated interior which creates an intriguing visual effect. Polished by hand.
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Umbala Black Chevron Giant Torque takes its cues from the Zulu culture, where bold geometric patterns give way to exceptional statement pieces. Works well into minimalist wardrobes. Featuring 3D printed torque in an ultra light, yet strong flexible nylon material. The neckpiece comes in two pieces connected by strong magnets that is hand dyed in black and features an intricate geometric motif.
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Umbala Hexagonal Sterling Silver Ring, takes its cues from the Zulu culture, where bold geometric patterns give way to exceptional statement pieces. Featuring intricate geometric motif 3D printed in wax then cast in premium sterling silver and polished by hand.
          Wavey Love #3DPrinting #3DThursday      Cache   Translate Page      
Ferjerez shared this project on Thingiverse! Hi! Just 2 heart shaped bowls ready to print!! Print it and give to that special person 😉 Check #waveywednesday tag on Twitter and share your best prints!! Have fun! See more! Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for […]
          3D Printing Continues Making Inroads in Auto Industry      Cache   Translate Page      
Additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) has long been a growing part of the auto industry. Companies started out using 3D printing for prototypes and small batch production. As technology advanced, the role of 3D printing is rapidly increasing. This...
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          3D-printed solar panels for cubesats!      Cache   Translate Page      
The image on the right was sent to me last night by engineer Joe Latrell. It shows a 3D-printed solar panel designed for use on a cubesat. As he wrote, [This is] the first integration of a solar panel with the 3D printed material. The panel is not attached but rather embedded in the plastic during the printing process. This
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Desktop Metal might have set the ball rolling back in 2017, but it seems HP is getting very serious about 3D metal printing at industrial volumes and automotive-grade production quality. The technology is called HP Metal Jet, it's 50 times faster and significantly cheaper than existing methods, and pilot programs are already underway.

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The clock is loud, impractical, and gorgeous.
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An evening pause: How things will be built and manufactured in the future, on Earth and in space, though in space they probably won’t use concrete.


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