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I appear to have designed and built an 18 x 24" vacuformer table today.

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tixen
Sep. 2nd, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
oops.
wingywoof
Sep. 2nd, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
Do you have a heating element in mind too?
revar
Sep. 2nd, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
I do have a design in mind, using an electrical heater, but I haven't bought the heater yet, so I haven't got the size info to design the heater box yet.
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revar
Sep. 2nd, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
Not so sure about that. This is actually a surprisingly large unit. You could probably make storm trooper armor for fursuits with it.
smack_jackal
Sep. 2nd, 2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
You may also want to consider building a smaller version for pulling smaller parts so that you don't waste as much as material for the small stuff. Something like half that size.
revar
Sep. 5th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, I CADed up a 10x10" usable area box today, which should be easy to cut and build from one 2' x 4' x 1/4" MDF board.
tuftears
Sep. 2nd, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
Neat! ^_^ I didn't know there was such a thing as vacuforming, but some Google searching later, I am edumificated.
dnellin
Sep. 4th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
I knew you'd be doing something new. It's not in you nature to stay still. That's rest!
cjthomas
Sep. 5th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
@envy =o.o=.

Glad to see the laser cutter is still getting use, too (if I'm parsing the design correctly).
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  • 17 Oct 2011, 19:18
    Clever! ^_^
  • 7 Oct 2011, 08:38
    Was each link made from two pieces, or was there fill material inside that you removed? I'm having trouble seeing how to print these in a makerbot-compatible way (though I could just be overlooking…
  • 5 Oct 2011, 22:40
    Nah. It'd just take a dissolvable support material and higher resolution. There are commercial 3d printers out there that can print ball bearing assemblies in one pass, fully assembled.
  • 5 Oct 2011, 18:46
    Nice! ^_^ I was going to be flabbergasted if you were actually able to print it as a unit, but I guess that would take antigravity.
  • 5 Oct 2011, 18:19
    I printed each piece individually and assembled them after some cleanup. I did print four segments at a time, though, unattached, in a 2x2 grid.
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