Tools

We currently have two printers. They are both free to use for members, both currently come with free Make Salt Lake provided plastic. One is a hobbyist printer that can be tinkered with and modified. The other is a seemecnc.com Orion Delta printer. The remainder of this is about the Orion Delta.

The Make Salt Lake community pooled together to purchase a prebuilt, and preconfigured Delta printer that’d be both sturdy, and reliable. If you don’t already know, 3D printers generally require lots of tinkering and maintenance With Orion, we believe we have a very good solution that will work reliably even for beginners. The printer is free to use,and the Make Salt Lake administration is providing plastic free of charge for members. You do not currently need certification to use the printer BUT you must follow basic rules to insure that the printer is working properly for the next person who uses it after you.

To make 3D printing more approachable, we are providing tested filament, and tested print setting. In addition, we are making educational videos (which can find below) on how to use the provided materials with the 3d printer to achieve good results. The links below should get you started.

Orion 3D Printer Preflight Checklist

1) Check filament gearbox

  1. No filament stuck or lodged in box or gear
  2. Filament feeds through slot properly
  3. Filament rolls from top (freely and without getting caught on anything)

2) Check filament amount and type

  1. More than enough for the job
  2. PLA vs ABS?

3) Check glass

  1. Glue is dry and not excessive
  2. Never flip the glass plate over
  3. Glass is properly secured to heating plate

4) Check tower hinges

  1. In alignment, this will affect the overall print

5) Check filament tube for potential catching on towers

  1. It wobbles, use black braided tube to keep it in check

Check but must be approved to fix

6) Check Z homing

  1. Home vertically, make sure paper fits snugly but freely
  2. May have too much glue
  3. If the nozzle slams the glass or is way too high, report immediately

7) Check each tower for homing

  1. Check each tower with paper fit
  2. If slams, report immediately
  3. If too high, check other towers and report immediately

SOFTWARE SETUP AND FIRST PRINT:

(PART I : INSTALLING SOFTWARE AND SETTINGS) : SOFTWARE AND SETTINGS VIA YOUTUBE
(PART 2 :USING SLIC3R FOR YOUR FIRST PRINT) : SLICING A 3D MODEL VIA YOUTUBE

ABOUT THE ORION 3D PRINTER:

(HOW 3D PRINTING WORKS, AND HOW THE PRINTER WORKS) : OVERVIEW VIDEO
(HOW TO PRINT – LONG OLD VERSION – FOR REFERENCE) : HOW TO PRINT

 

BASIC 3D MODELING FOR 3D PRINTING

3D MODELING USING TINKERCAD PART I

 

USEFUL LINKS:

SLIC3R SOFTWARE
SLICER SETTINGS FOR ORION 3D PRINTER
SLIC3R  SETTINGS EXPLAINED

The Make Salt Community and XMISSION pulled together resources and purchased a Full Spectrum industrial Laser cutter. It’s cutting bed is 2 feet by 3 feet and cuts with a 90 watt laser. It will cut various plastics, cardboard, and wood, and etch some metals and exotic materials like granite. There is a very low per minute fee (25 cents at the time of this writing) but most things cut in less than a  few minutes.

To use, members must go through an introductory class that is provided free of charge.

In 2014, Make Salt Lake created two large drawbots (6 foot by 3 foot) for the Utah Arts Festival. After the festival was complete, we took one of these drawbots (a heavily modified and suped-up shapeoko) and turned it into a cnc mill.

Use of the CNC is limited to members who have completed the free certification class: The CNC Cut A Coaster Class.  The class is offered a few times a month and require pre-registration.  Information about the class is on the Event calendar.

After completion of certification, the CNC is free to use on a Bring Your Own Bit basis.

A Yellow notebook near the CNC contains notes for the Coaster Class as well as information about additional software, feed rates and a short introduction to G-Code. These notes have also been posted on this website:

Coaster Class Notes
Feed Rate Notes
A Little G Code

We have a HP Designjet 500 24″ large format color printer. Ink and paper are provided by the space for this printer, but we ask those doing large quantities of prints to consider donating to help offset the cost.

Kelly Anderson has provided us with a full-scale shop of great wood working tools. Lathes, drills, chop saws, and more abound. Kelly is a master carpenter and can be found at Make Salt Lake and the Las Vegas Makerspace. Monday nights is a great time to talk about how to get permission to use the equipment.

These are the following tools in the Wood Shop and their respective manuals.

Ridgid Drill Press Model # DP15000: http://www.ridgidparts.com/pdf/DP15000.pdf

Ridgid Wood Lathe Model # 826618: http://www.ridgidparts.com/pdf/WL12000.pdf

Delta Grinder/Finisher Model # 23-675: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/871513/Delta-23-675.html

Wolfcraft Table Router Model # 1549051A 4071: http://www2.woodcraft.com/PDF/690LR.pdf   http://www.manualslib.com/manual/195187/Wolfcraft-6156.html#manual

Ryobi Table Router Model # A25RT02: http://manuals.ryobitools.com/system/files/644/original/A25RT02G_A25RT02G_115_trilingual.pdf?2014

Ridgid Edge Belt/Spindle Sander Model # EB44240: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/801042/Ridgid-Eb4424.html?page=21#manual

Performax 16-32 Plus Model # 629002: http://www.ou.edu/aoi/images/JET%2016-32%20Drum%20Sander%20Manual.pdf

Ridgid Table Saw Model # TS24120: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/859943/Ridgid-Ts2412.html#manual

Legacy Woodworking Machinery Router Lathe: *********************************************************

Ridgid Planer 13” Thickness Model # TP13002: http://www.ridgidparts.com/pdf/TP13002.pdf

Ridgid Jointer Model # JP06100: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/796522/Ridgid-Jp0600.html

Jet Woodworking Band Saw Model # JWBS-14CS: http://uwm.edu/psychology/wp-content/uploads/sites/64/2014/10/Jet-Bandsaw-Model-JWBS-14CS.pdf

Delta Platinum Edition Unisaw Model # _________: http://www.mikestools.com/download/DeltaTableSawManuals/36-955.pdf

Makita 12” Dual Slide Compound Mitre Saw Model # LS1212: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/98598/Makita-Ls1212.html#manual

We have two work benches full of electronics equipment. We have oscilloscopes, bench-top power supplies, soldering irons and many components. The are open to use by any member without instruction.

We have a Metal Shop with 2 rooms with working on numerous individual projects.

These are the following tools in the Metal Shop and their respective manuals.

Flux Core MIG Welder:

Central Machinery 6” Buffer Model # 94393: http://manuals.harborfreight.com/manuals/94000-94999/94393.pdf

2 X 72 Belt Grinder: 

Craftsman 10” Compound Mitre Saw Model # 113.234600: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/493763/Craftsman-113-234600.html

Delta 6” Bench Grinder Model # 32354: http://media.ptg-online.com/media/dm/ownersmanuals/20050712090753_ena13267-07-12-05.pdf

Drill Press Model # 813B: http://manuals.harborfreight.com/manuals/38000-38999/38119.pdf

Mario 1 Drilling Machine Model # CL-12: file:///C:/Users/Maker/Downloads/cl12manual811%20(3).pdf

Chicago 6” Cut Off Saw Model # 41453: https://labs.ise.ncsu.edu/processes/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2014/02/41453-cutoffsaw.pdf

Ryobi 4” Angle Grinder Model # A6401: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/c3/c32056c1-fd49-41dc-af70-bc3c30c58892.pdf

Chicago Oscillating Multifunction Power Tool: http://manuals.harborfreight.com/manuals/68000-68999/68861.pdf

Black and Decker 4.5” Angle Grinder Model # 7750 Type 3: http://servicenet.blackanddecker.com/documents/English/Instruction%20Manual/581596-00,7750.pdf

7 X 10 Precision Mini Lathe Item # 93212: http://manuals.harborfreight.com/manuals/93000-93999/93212.pdf

Sargent-Welch Analytical Oven:

Tap and Die Kits:

Sandblaster:

Jet 7” Horizontal-Vertical Band Saw Model # E162686: http://content.jettools.com/assets/manuals/414459_man_EN.pdf

Make Salt Lake frequently get donated surplus materials from various companies and individuals. For example, we were given 4- power supplies a few years ago. ‘The Hoarders Hangout’ is a group that meets as needed to sift through these materials to organize and prioritize. Any member can go to the hoarder’s hangout and get first dibs on items that comes through the sifting pile.

After that, all materials are available free to members to use in projects.