Author Archives: Chris Kraft

Second day of Milwaukee Makerfaire complete

It was another long day. Spoke with many people and again the biggest topic had to be the use of natural PLA and the translucent nature of the material. Many people assumed it is a difficult material to come by … Continue reading

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First day of Milwaukee Makerfaire is complete

I managed to wake up fairly early this morning even though I got little sleep last night. I generally am not a morning person so going to bed early and waking early never really works for me. Ben came along … Continue reading

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ESD safe 3D printed parts tray

Recently I printed a component tray for my friend Parker (Longhorn Engineer) which he documented on his website (http://longhornengineer.com/2014/06/11/3d-printed-part-tray-for-a-pick-and-place/) and which received a write-up on Hack-a-day (http://hackaday.com/2014/06/12/3d-printed-trays-for-your-pick-and-place-machine/). The purpose of the tray is to hold special sized components for a … Continue reading

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Squirrel

This last weekend I did some experimentation with finishing techniques on a 3D printed object. I started with the “Guardian Squirrel” object from Thingiverse. I printed this with natural PLA on my M2 printer. Next I sprayed on a special … Continue reading

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New 3D printer

I’ve built several printers but this time I decided to try something different and purchased a semi assembled printer from the folks at Makergear. It turned out really nice. Looking forward to seeing what this guy can do.

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