Back in the beginning of June, I wrote a blog post about how I scanned a Vertical Blind Valence Clip on my paper scanner and then imported into TinkerCad to produce a 3D reproduction. Well it got the attention of an online company that ordered 30 sets of 5 clips. They plan to sell them on Amazon. I would really like to have a second Davinci running prints but that will have to be financed from the first one. I'm hoping this will help.
It was not a quick process. I had to make a file that included 6 clips per session which was the most I could fit on the platform and still have some space. The print would take about 2 hours so I would run it around the clock including at night. On some occasions the print would get messed up and I'd wake to a massive ball of thin plastic strings. It was strange because the next print would run fine.
Clearly, a 3D printer is not made for mass production but I completed the task and shipped the clips. Hopefully they sell well enough that I get a second order. It may take some time but the Davinci 3D printer may not be just printing plastic, it may be printing the means to a second printer.
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Chuck has been programming with PIC Microcontrollers since there were only five devices. Now there are over 700 and growing. He also has a lot of fun 3D printing designs using his Davinci 3D printer and TinkerCad software. In this series of blog posts and occasional videos on his YouTube Channel he tries to help you get started with electronics and 3D printing.
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