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    That's right. I said it. To anybody who watched...

    That's right. I said it. To anybody who watched the above video, I say FDM is the future of SLS printing. And multi material is the future of FDM. So then can we all sit back and fantasize about...
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    That is a good thing because I took the cheap...

    That is a good thing because I took the cheap rails to my job to show my fellow mechanics I work with just how poorly they slid and left them on my toolbox for just a few days. And look what...
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    Onto the comparison between HIWIN and cheap...

    Onto the comparison between HIWIN and cheap knockoffs. So here we can see the metal of the rails is a different color indicating they are different metals on some level.....
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    And just between us, I am pretty sure this will...

    And just between us, I am pretty sure this will eclipse and become the future of SLS.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKkcBoSeUOg WAUUUU!!!
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    My new stepper drivers showed up. I got 5 LV8729...

    My new stepper drivers showed up. I got 5 LV8729 drivers that I have every intention of running in 1/128 micro stepping. 2 for X, 2 for Y, And 1 for E. Z already has so many steps per MM that I do...
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    I made this short 1 min video in HD showing how...

    I made this short 1 min video in HD showing how incredible these genuine HIWIN guides really are. Right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOUs3byU4dM
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    Ok so I am trying to cope with the linear guide...

    Ok so I am trying to cope with the linear guide costs but I already have my correct parts for Y. So I am working on completing that axis. I am turning the bed sideways so instead of 370 or 380 X 250...
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    But it is right. It is what I need to do. For...

    But it is right. It is what I need to do. For what I am trying to do with this machine and what I am trying to build this is the right path to take. And no matter how much it hurts it just slides so...
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    That is just for Y. I ordered the 2 rails for X...

    That is just for Y. I ordered the 2 rails for X last night and I am trying to come to terms with what I need to pony up for Z.. https://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s405/AutoWiz/linear%20guides.png
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    Well I got my name brand HIWIN guides. 2 545mm...

    Well I got my name brand HIWIN guides. 2 545mm rails and 4 sliding blocks. mgn12h. And all I can say is wow. They have drag on them. There is preload. but they are so damn smooth. The rails come all...
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    This is the end result of my modifications....

    This is the end result of my modifications. Everybody else will run an MSD box. But for this application the controller will communicate directly now with this distributor.....
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    Today at work I was installing a FAST fuel system...

    Today at work I was installing a FAST fuel system in a Corvette and would very much like for it to be controlling timing. FAST as with most aftermarket EFI controllers will not directly drive a coil...
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    https://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s405/AutoWiz/...

    https://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s405/AutoWiz/204_1.jpg https://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s405/AutoWiz/201_1.jpg
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    Oh you mean like this?...

    Oh you mean like this? https://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s405/AutoWiz/203_1.jpg
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    And then I have fun with my Corvette that I the...

    And then I have fun with my Corvette that I the Corvette expert own and built for myself. I have videos of all that fun here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGWT7H-Q9ug And here:...
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    I make build threads on a bunch of websites in an...

    I make build threads on a bunch of websites in an effort to share my creativity. Here is one of my more colorful ones. Just because I have fun with all of this:...
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    The customer has requested electric cutouts. So I...

    The customer has requested electric cutouts. So I built the exhaust in 2.5" straight back to the cutouts and the cutouts are themselves 2.5". From there back I built everything in 2.25". We have also...
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    Enough about old Pontiacs. Today I built exhaust...

    Enough about old Pontiacs. Today I built exhaust for a 1981 Corvette we are restoring.. https://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s405/AutoWiz/3_103.jpg In this picture are the mig welder, the pipe...
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    Well I mean I don't know about that. With SLS you...

    Well I mean I don't know about that. With SLS you use powder. And then zap the powder where you want it to turn into a solid mass. And bit by bit layer by layer you build with this powder. I think we...
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    So we could all easily imagine and understand how...

    So we could all easily imagine and understand how a damaged driver on a control board connected to a heavy duty solenoid connected to a heater might just keep that solenoid latched and keep sending...
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    Just For Trakyan

    Today at work I was installing an Edlebrock Pro Flo 4 XT fuel system in a GMC pickup when I came across this in the instructions. Simple knowledge for me but it is so utterly important I share this...
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    Since I am now going to be running a 32 bit...

    Since I am now going to be running a 32 bit controller I am going to swap the drivers for X, Y, and E with LV8729 and chase the 1/128 microstepping. I am going to leave Z with the TMC2208 for now.
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    The MP mini builds a 120mm cube. This Prusa mini...

    The MP mini builds a 120mm cube. This Prusa mini builds a 180mm cube. 20mm on each axis short of the 200mm cube that used to be the standard for 3d printers. small footprint but generous build...
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    Well it has been a month since I gave my advice...

    Well it has been a month since I gave my advice and times have changed as they always do in the tech industry. Today I honestly believe the best starter printer to be the Prusa mini:...
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    I built that GTO. And then I tuned that GTO. And...

    I built that GTO. And then I tuned that GTO. And then I found out what that GTO was worth right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7008Ydrv3Q That is a Dynojet224XLC dyno. It will measure up to...
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