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Just as the title says, it’s a working ball bearing from a plastic printer. Just about all the work is done on the computer but having a real product in the end is a nice reward

-- Jess





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 11-07-2009 09:23 PM

”it’s a working ball bearing from a plastic printer” I’m sorry but , ???
Are you trying to say that this is your finished woodworking project , and that this is made out of wood ?
thank you

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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stefang

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#2 posted 11-07-2009 09:50 PM

I’m assuming Jess that this is an all wood ball bearing. Did you put the balls around the outer ring and then squeeze in the inner circle? I was thinking you could also make these on a lathe and perhaps use glass or plastic marbles. I might be an inexpensive way to make a bearing for a lazy Susan or a lazy Larry or applications that wouldn’t require a heavy duty bearin.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Vincent Labreche

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#3 posted 11-07-2009 10:19 PM

I think this is not wood, but a plastic bearing created by a rapid prototyping printer (something like a Z-printer see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jAtHcJQLmQ).
Interesting machines though.

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reddinosaur

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#4 posted 11-07-2009 10:46 PM

Vincent- you are right on! Just thought I’d share other forms of technology on here. Don’t get me wrong- I love woodworking but machines like plastic printers can help with small parts of make a wood based project too ;)

Dusty- children aren’t made out of wood either but people still share pictures of their kids/grand kids. The ball bearing system is made entirely of plastic from a plastic printer. Thanks

-- Jess

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ChunkyC

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#5 posted 11-07-2009 10:49 PM

We send ice cream cone designs and such to the local technical college and the print them in plastic too. It’s about the coolest thing sense sliced bread. Oh yeah, the Comm College now has the ability to print in colors. Way Cool!

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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reddinosaur

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#6 posted 11-07-2009 10:54 PM

They print in colors now? That’s pretty awesome =] I’ll have to check this out

-- Jess

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papadan

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#7 posted 11-07-2009 11:09 PM

Saw one of these 3D plastic printers on a TV show recently. Jay Leno has one to recreate plastic car parts

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 11-08-2009 08:59 AM

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/new
Jess, I see that you’re new to the site and there are a few simple rules to follow when posting here.
This is the Completed Woodworking Projects part of LJ’s. You can post your plastic items on one of the many forums located elsewhere at LJs. This also isn’t where you post or share pictures of your children unless they are made of wood and completed by you….Take Pinocchio for example , or happen to be in the picture with your Completed Woodworking Project...
All other childrens’ pictures should be shared in the Coffee Lounge Forum here if necessary.
Some people here get real pissy about what gets posted where , so I thought I would let you know before they come down on you. Have a great weekend : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 11-09-2009 01:45 AM

fascinating.

the things that are out there !

I am reminded of when I purchased a computer and my son said “what do you want it to do?” My response was: “what CAN I do?”
The things that are possible these days and we aren’t even aware of the possibilities.
Cool

As for posting: things get put all over the place. We try to keep “finished projects” in the this section but we don’t get too excited about it, for the most part. What’s important is that people enjoy posting, sharing, and learning from each other.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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