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Daniel Davis

About

I'm a Mechanical Engineer for a large UK Engineering Company with an interest in Product Design and Development, i've worked in this role for over 12 years and have gain valuable knowledge and experience in the Aerospace industry. I'm concerned about the environment and the impact the products I help develop have on the planet. I want to use my professional engineering skills to help develop ways that I can reduce my carbon footprint whilst making them available to the 3d printing community to maximise the benefit.

Skills

3d printing, Nx, PLM, adative layer manufacture, animation, concept, development, drafting, drawing, failure analysis, innovation, lean principles, manufacture, optimisation, product, solid modelling, solid works, test & measurement

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  • Ultimaker 2
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    Ultimaker 2

    Daniel's 3D Printer

    I operate an unmodified Ultimaker 2.

Activity

Followed Sepio 29 days ago
Commented on Easy Print Airfoil for MKII Nano Wind Turbine 29 days ago
Thanks for the share Greg, i've added your design to the modification collection on the turbine :)
Commented on Gear Cog Series - 5 Gears, 20 Ratio combinations 30 days ago
If anyone would like parts printing i'd be happy to help here: https://www.3dhubs.com/service/214799
Commented on GT2 Belt Drive UPGRADE - MKII 5 Watt 3d printable Wind Turbine 30 days ago
If anyone would like parts printing i'd be happy to help here: https://www.3dhubs.com/service/214799
Commented on 5 Watt 3d printable Wind Turbine 30 days ago
If anyone would like parts printing i'd be happy to help here: https://www.3dhubs.com/service/214799
Commented on MKII 5 Watt 3d printable Wind Turbine 30 days ago
If anyone would like parts printing i'd be happy to help here: https://www.3dhubs.com/service/214799
Commented on MKII 5 Watt 3d printable Wind Turbine about 1 month ago
Hello Andreas, i’ve just measured the nut at 7.95mm with digital callipers. Perhaps you could do a general upscale of the part in cura by 1.0-1.5%? Thanks Dan
Commented on MKII 5 Watt 3d printable Wind Turbine about 1 month ago
Sounds good greg not used that material before but will look into it. I too use the gears on mine, I found a small wrap of PTFE tape on the Stepper shaft takes out any concentricity issue when you tighten down the grub screw.
Commented on MKII 5 Watt 3d printable Wind Turbine about 1 month ago
Hi Sepio, my original design intent was 3:1 and this was easily achieved with the belts but the cogs just take up to much room and 2:1 was the best I can do in the space I had. I'd test the highest ratio possible, the higher ratio may mean you can run the turbine slower by trimming the PVP (adding more weights) and maintain Power output. Interested to know how you get on! Biggest problem I had with the pulleys was printing the sharp edges on the teeth profile, I spent an age on it and in the end opted for the cogs.
Commented on MKII 5 Watt 3d printable Wind Turbine about 1 month ago
@Greg, I wonder if it was an issue with timing, did you try and install the nut the instant the print head moved away from the part? I was stood next to mine nut in hand and had it installed and printing again in 5 seconds flat :) just thought it might have cooled and shrank a little? Really good to hear your getting good feedback! Dan