By: Joseph Kuwitzky
The science of combining materials and inserting them into designed and fabricated geometric spaces as a method of manufacturing a usable item has probably been around since collective human need. And while we have progressed in both theory and technology, circumstances still occur in which the today’s mold and cast technology requires fine tuning.
My name is Joseph, and I make molds and cast parts in GROWit’s RTV department. Needless to say, the most interesting part of my job is finding ways to make my job faster and easier. In the spirit of what we’ll call “efficiency,” I requested and acquired the utility of a material mix and dispense machine.
This machine is great! It heats, mixes, and dispenses material without any effort on my part.
My problem? In its current state, this machine doesn’t mix the proper ratio of material A to B of the material I happen to be using so I need to reduce the flow of one of the materials the machine dispenses.
My Solution: There are a few options I have to correct this issue. The typical method, and one I tried but was not having any luck with, involves playing musical chairs with a bag of sprockets, most of which we would have to purchase, test and then potentially purchase a slightly different one again. Then, it hit me. We have modeling software and 3D printers! So I set out to grow a flow-restriction nozzle that can be inserted directly into the dispensing gun.
After a few tests, I found how to make the perfect nozzle!
I am pleased to report that we are now able to use a previously problematic material in this machine with a bit of 3D printed fine tuning, minus the bag of sprockets.
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