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by jhaack
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Translucent Filaments
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Translucent Filaments

Check out what people are doing with lithophanes. I did some with white HIPS and put a Hue bulb inside of it. Quite a bit of fun.
I would think as long as you're not thicker than a couple mm, it will definitely "glow" with whatever color light you're shining through it.
by jhaack
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Work related and the joy of paint markers
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Work related and the joy of paint markers

Finally, another sorta work related Taz 6 print.... Long story short....I was able to get the 'finished' part from the digital file of a mold we had made last summer. It's a plastic food lug/tote that we manufacture. At the time, I didn't have the skills to extract the "actual part" from the entire ...
by jhaack
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: My Finished Enchanted Tiki Room Talking Tiki Tribute
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

Re: My Finished Enchanted Tiki Room Talking Tiki Tribute

OK. Go ahead and drop the mic. In one single post, you have won both the internet and 3d printing. This is sooooooo up my alley it's pathetic. You are now my hero. Using a 3d printer to make a pretty much useless 'thing' that incorporates lighting, electronics, sound and motion. It's like you crawle...
by jhaack
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: #humblebrag (A display frame)
Replies: 0
Views: 576

#humblebrag (A display frame)

Yah, I know...this is a complete and utter and unapologetic #humblebrag, but I've not had a lot of time in the last 5 months to spare on any other hobbies. It was like having a second full-time job. But, now I'm back fiddling around. Printed a display frame. http://i66.tinypic.com/2hzio8h.jpg There'...
by jhaack
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Lithophane efforts
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

Re: Lithophane efforts

Sorry it's been so long since I replied. The results were great. Other than adding a 'light brown' border around my pictures in The Gimp to get a uniform thickness as I was printing a 'frame' for them. I think I might have adjusted the aspect ratio/dimensions on one of them too, but otherwise the im...
by jhaack
Fri May 19, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Will 3D printer help me to produce refrigerator parts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: Will 3D printer help me to produce refrigerator parts?

I'm a plastics manufacturer/injection molder. At the moment, my belief is that 3D printing "in production" is pretty isolated to a rather narrow sweet spot. Assuming the part can be 3d printed, and will be of good enough quality/durability for the given application....the volume has to be enough tha...
by jhaack
Wed May 10, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Lithophane efforts
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

Lithophane efforts

Saw a lot of people making these. Looked awfully easy. It was. Used the Cura method. Basically....just open an image in Cura and go....with a few tweaks. http://i66.tinypic.com/w0d55.jpg Images were nice and high res. Had to shrink them quite a bit. Res 500. Height 4 mm Base : .4 darker is higher li...
by jhaack
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: So...for lithophanes?
Replies: 1
Views: 684

So...for lithophanes?

I see a lot of 'blogs' and a post or two about printing lithophanes. Lots of detail on the how, but not the "what" when it comes to filament. I gather PLA or HIPS is good/fine...even preferable. Obviously something translucent or even white. Anybody with any input on this? Natural PLA? White? Transl...
by jhaack
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: NinjaFlex Kitchen Spatula
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Re: NinjaFlex Kitchen Spatula

A functional, usable thing....made? Cuhrazy.

Clever use of the material. I wonder the capabilities of that stuff.
I'm gonna have to go look at temperature properties on that stuff. Depending....I could come up with a lot of uses for similar items.
by jhaack
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Holland Harbor "Big Red" Great Lakes Lighthouse
Replies: 4
Views: 1376

Re: Holland Harbor "Big Red" Great Lakes Lighthouse

So, this is one of my most elaborate creations yet. It's unofficially "Big Red"....officially. Holland Harbor Lighthouse in Macatawa, MI. A favorite vacation spot in my family for 60+ years. Awesome, my office is only a few miles form there, but rarely get out that close to the shore! Nice Print Lu...