Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20

Thread: Small Scale 3D Printing

  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Northford, CT
    Posts
    1,571

    Default

    Middlesex is offering solid works on Saturday mornings next semester.

    It's a 3 or 4 credit course so it's like $3-400 but apply for financial aid and I bet you can get it for 1-200. If you get a choice in professor take it with joe.

    Edit. That also includes a FREE copy of solid works and Microsoft dreamspark access. Aka, you can learn nothing and get your money's worth.
    Last edited by drinkingmymilk; 12-23-2013 at 02:22 PM.
    -Gabe, is a racist.

    Matt 9/19/10

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Southington, CT
    Posts
    9,693

    Default

    Ugh... Wish it wasn't in the morning, I am going to be doing a lot of Saturdays for the next couple months here at work since that's the day our consultants come in to meet and work in-house.

    Hell of a lot cheaper than the 4 day essentials course they offer in meriden though.

    NVCC has this:

    CAD*H220 Parametric Design (SolidWorks) 3 cr.
    Prerequisite: CAD*H150 or approval of the instructor. Introduction to the
    paperless computer based design process using modern parametric 3-D
    design software. The course focuses on parametric modeling, and includes
    topics such as the design process, design engineering, assembly modeling,
    mechanism analysis, rapid prototyping, team design, geometric dimensioning
    and tolerancing, and the analysis of tolerance stickups. Students will
    participate in individual and group design projects as appropriate. One class
    hour and four lab hours weekly.
    Do you know the course number by chance for the one at MCC?

    Edit:

    Found this one:

    CAD* 220: Parametric Design (Solidworks)

    3 Credits
    Introduction to computer-based design using SolidWorks® parametric 3D CAD software. The course focuses on Parametric Modeling and topics include: Design Intent and Process, Sketching Techniques, Model Development Techniques, Process-Specific Modeling, Design Changes, Editing Models, Patterning and Assembly Techniques. Students will participate in mostly individual and some group design projects as appropriate.
    Prerequisites: CAD* 110
    Offered: Spring,Summer
    Edit #2...

    http://www.online.commnet.edu/pls/x/...20&crn_in=1651

    link for anyone interested! Finally found it.
    Last edited by scubasteve; 12-23-2013 at 02:41 PM.
    Matt V. 9/19/10

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Hamden
    Posts
    3,218

    Default

    Use lexan (polycarbonate), not plexiglass, if you plan to dremel something. i can get free next day shipping to my work from mcmaster.com if you need to buy anything from them.

    as far as 3d printing for anyone else wondering, at work we use these guys in Deep River.
    http://www.interpromodels.com/request-a-quote/
    if you request a quote online, they'll get back to you within a couple hours.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Northford, CT
    Posts
    1,571

    Default

    That'd be it. You don't need the pre-reqs though. All you have to do is call Hubert godin at Mxcc, explain yourself and he'll wave you in.

    Although, blueprint classes would really help out if you're not familiar with line and dimension styles.
    -Gabe, is a racist.

    Matt 9/19/10

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Southington, CT
    Posts
    9,693

    Default

    Thanks Chris!
    Matt V. 9/19/10

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    meriden
    Posts
    3,345

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by y3v View Post
    Scratch this. Anyone know any decent semitransparent smoked plastic.
    Go to the plastic factory in Bridgeport amazing place and a great staff!!

    http://www.theplasticfactoryct.co/company.aspx
    everything is simple to a simple mind!!! (think about it)

    Reed. a rider, a brother, a friend. though you have fallen you will never be forgotten and forever in our hearts you will be smiling down on us.

    LRRS/CCS Expert #90 / RSP Racing / Woodcraft / MTAG Pirelli / Dyno Solutions / Tony's Track Days / Sport Bike Track Gear / 434racer / Brunetto T-Shirts / Knox / GMD Computrack

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    3,814

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyirish101 View Post
    Go to the plastic factory in Bridgeport amazing place and a great staff!!

    http://www.theplasticfactoryct.co/company.aspx
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marduk View Post
    I am slow, Yev is completely incompetent, and you are an asshole.
    Set the bar low, Ian. Always set it low
    Slow Is Smooth…Smooth Is Fast

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Southington, CT
    Posts
    9,693

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyirish101 View Post
    Go to the plastic factory in Bridgeport amazing place and a great staff!!

    http://www.theplasticfactoryct.co/company.aspx
    Seriously... Thanks for posting that. I think we'll be using them for a couple things here in the future.
    Matt V. 9/19/10

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Baltic, CT
    Posts
    3,354

    Default

    souffle616 knows from this and metal cast from plastic models
    USA doom sealed Dec. 2, 1970

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Durham
    Posts
    11,217

    Default

    Plastic, metal, additive, subtractive, lost wax, etc. There are two companies that I use for rapid prototypes for all of my projects. firstcutcnc is expensive as fuck but starts with billets of material and cuts away the excess leaving you with a better product (though the limits of machining do come into play here) shapeways is all additive processes and so their parts aren't as strong, materials list is limited, and surface finish is usually lacking BUT they're cheap(er).

Similar Threads

  1. Printing messages from DROID - Motorola
    By TTD in forum Bull Pen
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-18-2012, 09:24 PM
  2. printing a photoshop image helpok
    By ctbandit in forum Bull Pen
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-06-2012, 07:44 AM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-20-2011, 08:10 PM
  4. It's not all about the scale.
    By Kane in forum Bull Pen
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 11-05-2010, 01:42 PM
  5. Sticker Printing Shop?
    By Mercurial in forum Everything Bike
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-23-2006, 06:21 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •