Sunday, September 25, 2011


sometimes ya just gotta make things a little bigger

i am not skilled enough to get it to print hollow just yet, but getting closer.

my wife was always bugging me for a bigger ring, 100% pure she thought it was funny

i was thinking so hard how to get it to print with the ring on it, i forgot i could just use a lighter to melt them together. goes to show ya just need to step back some times.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Stainless steel tube

When I was in Tokyo i found some 3mm stainless steel tubing,

i thought it might make for a interesting extruder design,  because there is not nearly so much metal to take the heat up the tube, i need to find a way to attach 6mm threads to it so that i can mate it to a makergear hot end, and to figure out how to get it to attach to a extruder

but i liked this idea, there is less metal to take the heat up the tube, i think the stainless steel should also be a little stronger than the brass too, but i could be proven wrong there too. i will continue to work on this idea for a bit and see if i cant get anywhere with it.