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Watch the MKII in Action [Videos]

Discussion in 'PHLATPRINTER MKII PICTURE [GALLERY]' started by theothers, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. theothers

    theothers Administrator Staff Member

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    Here are our videos to show you the MKII in action.

    Let us know what you think. We will be add more as we go.

    Check out our YouTube channel for the latest
    http://www.youtube.com/user/kram242
    For the latest videos we add you may want to subscribe and please comment on you tube too please.
    Thanks guys every little bit helps :)
    MnT
     
  2. blindflight

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    That thing CRANKS some cutting!!!! :eek: Nice.....
     
  3. 3DMON

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    Wow!
     
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    :D 400 ipm :D :D That is just to cool. What an advancement from the original to the MKII. Thank you, and a thanks to the programmers.

    When these start to appear in the hands of other people, let's race them using a benchmark pattern. :cool:
     
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    I just watched the videos and all i can say is


    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
     
  6. Crash

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    OMG! That's just amazing! I've been beside myself in awe with the capability of my current machine, and it's spoiled me. I have to admit, though, I've become impatient and find myself thinking "I really don't want to wait 35 minutes to cut this whole sheet". I usually take the time in between finished sheets to assemble the parts from the previous sheet cut. I usually find myself all finished up and waiting on the PP to finish that next sheet.

    Now I'm just gonna hafta learn to build much faster! I can't see myself EVER getting impatient again when I get the MKII going!!

    Thanks for the videos. They'll have to whet my appetite for a while...
     
  7. Flashsolutions

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    This is insane! I can hardly believe my eyes! I could go broke buying enough foam to feed this thing! Its appetite is voracius!

    Mark, this is outstanding dude! Phenomenal! I'm speechless!
     
  8. kram242

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    lol that's true Mike that is exactly what happens :D


    Flashsolutions, Crash, zulish, 66tbird, 3DMON ,blindflight, and all you guys who have gone out of your way to help build us up
    Thanks you guys It means a lot
    You put the wind back in my sails with all these nice remarks :mrgreen:
    Mark
     
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    I can't wait to see the reaction you are going to get in Toledo. This is so awesome guys are not going to believe it. You should be a highlight in every RC mag the following month. The Mark1 is cool, but this will knock peoples socks off!
    Dave
     
  10. kram242

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    Dave,
    Thanks do much :D
    We are getting a room cleaned out to set up a mock booth and see how we are going to set everything up there. Its getting so close and becoming a reality that its kinda scary but exciting at the same time :eek: :mrgreen:
    We are so pumped about everything going on here it has really taken off now!
    Thanks to all of you guys who believed and backed us.
    Its because of you guys and your great attitudes that we are able and wiling to do the best we can to make the Phlatprinter the best it can be.
    Thank you all so much
    MnT
     
  11. rjarois

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    mark, like the way it cuts the balsa....you should attract alot of the old school builders...nice job man......also the v-tabs are a great idea. should lower the cutting time. randy.
     
  12. Anonymous

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    Mark, be sure to take videos of the onlooker's reactions while you are in Toledo. Their facial expressions will be priceless.
     
  13. kram242

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    Will do Dorsal :D I think we need to take video of our own as well :)

    You know I have been thinking about that too. I need to find balsa sheets at about 20" wide by however long to bring with us. Anyone know where we can find something like this?

    Another thing is as I look through the pictures of the show I see a lot of the guys there are really into boats. I thought it would be cool to have a ship there with all the ribs exposed as a sample to show the guys. But I cannot find any ribbed ship plans out there to try and make. I found a lot of 3views but nothing that I could draw up and put together that would have that wow effect :) Any help here would be great too.
    Thanks
    Mark
     
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    Mark Try here. I think you'll find what your looking for :)
     
  15. kram242

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    PERFECT thanks bro
     
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    Very nice Mark! I've very happy to see this new product and to see you succeed! Well Done! :D
     
  17. 3DMON

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    If you find this please let me know. I have found lately that when cutting long distances my pp skews wood or foam if it is 12" wide or less. I am coming up with a mod to hopefully fix this.
     
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    tvcasualty thank you :D

    3DMON looking forward to it.
    Mark
     
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    I think the narrow pieces of material tend to skew because they are at one "end" of the pressure roller. That causes the pressure roller to "slant" away from the material, so the central "edge" of the material gets more pressure than the outer edge.
    Anyway, I've learned to put the narrow pieces of material in the middle of the roller width, so there's even pressure and friction across its entire width.
    I guess you could also put a blank piece of material alongside the piece you are cutting, just to provide more even support for the rollers.
     
  20. 3DMON

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    So Dorsal are you saying your machine doesn't skew the material if it travels a long distance.
    I put the material directly in the center as always. It doesn't even need to be cutting and it does it.
    I didn't notice it until I went to cut a little hotliner out of balsa not long ago.
    I'm comming up with adjustable side clamps to prevent the material from skewing, and will post in the Mod section.
     
  21. kram242

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    3DMON,
    That's not right that it is skewing when you are not even cutting. I can understand a little from the bit torque but not alone. Are you sure your lid rollers are aligned with the dive roller. It maybe that you lid is a little off?
    These adjustable side clamps are going to great. I am looking forward to this. When I first built the PP I tries to come up with something like that but right about that time I added the front lid roller and that took care of it for me (for foam) but when cutting wood that is a different story.
    Can't wait to see what you have in mind.
    Mark
     
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    It definitely did skew, every time, before I started carefully trimming the sheets to remove the fold area, but they don't skew now. When I run my g-code script to drill the registry holes in the 4 max corners of the PhlatTemplate, then return to home, I can usually bring the router up through the first hole (Home) without touching the sides of the original hole.
     
  23. 3DMON

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    Nevermind Dorsal,
    I meant on smaller pieces. My machine doesn't do it on a full sheet of fanfold, just stuff 12" wide or smaller.
     
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    So, if you put two 12" pieces side-by-side on your printer, does each piece skew?
     
  25. 3DMON

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    I will cover all this more in the thread I will post once I make my mod. But I am mainly seeing this with 12" or smaller ply or balsa. I did try putting two 12" pieces of ply next to each other, but when you do this each of the pieces can easily move. I have done alot of different things to remidy the situation and none fixed it (pieces side by side, pieces apart at the ends, etc, etc...).
     

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