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Electric Guitar Project at Penn State University

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Hello Burt, I hope this message finds you doing well. I wanted to give you a quick update about my open source electric guitar. Parts have been coming out great! Your filament is extremely high quality stuff; thanks again for your support throughout the project. I have attached some pictures below so you can see how things are coming together. Pic 33 is the lower-bout of the guitar. I snapped the pic mid print so I could show the internal structure. I have chosen an infill pattern and density that should work well to maximize the mode of vibration I...

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Penn State University Using Precision 3D Filament!

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Dreams to reality: Club explores the potential of 3-D printing Lauren Ingram November 24, 2014 Taylor Hornung, a graduate student studying mechanical engineering, rummages through a cardboard box and proudly pulls out a cobalt blue Nittany Lion Shrine, followed by a chess rook and owl figurine. It's a seemingly ordinary assortment of plastic trinkets, yet these objects are not your average baubles. They were all created using 3-D printers by students in Penn State's 3-D Printing Club. The students not only printed each object — 0.25-millimeter layer by 0.25-millimeter layer — they also hand built four of the club's six...

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3D Printing Forecast

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Man creates DIY prosthetic device after amputation with 3D Printer

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Story Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/04/fingers-amputated-diy-prosthetic-hand/13563683/?csp=fbfanpage   PHOENIX — Howard Kamarata was a pipe fitter by trade, a home handyman by desire. It was thehandyman work that got him in trouble. Kamarata was at home one day last October, working on an outdoor project. He had solar lights, the kind that sit atop 4-by-4 posts, and he needed extra height. He set up his miter saw — a type of saw that moves on a hinge, up and down through wood. The piece he had was short, and he wanted to cut it into 2-inch sections. Being right-handed, he guided the electric saw with that hand...

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Filament Tolerances

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Filament Tolerance is arguably the most important quality to look for when choosing a plastic supplier.With 3D printers precision is everything. A printer with a good extruder can produce high quality prints over a wide range of plastics. What a printer cannot do, is account for changes in filament diameter. The finest calibration and most carefully crafted printing profile means nothing when your extruder pulls in filament that is slightly thicker or thinner than expected. The surface quality of your print suffers, extruders jam, and prints can fail.When examining the quality of filament there are two things to look for; the Precision of the Diameter to which the plastic is extruded and the roundness of the filament....

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