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bk-o's picture
bk-o
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Did Kory ink this digitally? I can't seem to tell, some parts look like wet media.
(Also I really like this inking... not that your marker coloring is bad, but... this is really nice)

Rashkavar
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I'd expect you to win an arm wrestling competition, Angela. You don't lose until you forfeit, and anyone worthy of being called a person would rather forfeit a match than arm-wrestle someone with a broken wrist. (I hate to be old fashioned (or is it chauvinistic?) but I'd say that goes double when the injured party is female and the uninjured competition is exclusively male.)

Or you could all, y'know, be rational and look at it as a scheduling problem. When do you actually need your 3d model finished, how long will the printing process take, and what's the relative priority of getting it finished on time, then work it out. (If you've taken Mech 495, you'll know exactly what I mean by this...and if not, just be aware that there are procedural methods of figuring out scheduling issues, site/factory layouts, rather than treating such things as an art. That said, there are cases it applies to where finding the correct solution might take longer than the maximum amount of time it could have taken, and there are some cases like the traveling businessman problem that are mathematically unsolved/unsolvable.)

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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You can purchase half-way decent 3D printers, certainly good enough for proof-of-concept models, for not very much at all these days (and no I don't mean the RepRap). Certainly less than the real cost of figuring out the scheduling...

And all arm-wrestling should be done with non-dominant arms under these circumstances. Chances are that this would give Jam a considerable advantage, considering that she must have been using that one rather more recently...!

Rashkavar
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The cost of figuring out the scheduling, assuming Angela has taken the class I mentioned (which was in her department of engineering, not mine) is the cost of having her think for 5 minutes or so. It's a very simple scheduling problem. And realistically, the cost of having her think for 5 minutes is no greater than the cost of having her argue about pokebattling being a superior means of determining the first to print for 5 minutes, which doesn't even solve the issue itself.

The cost of hiring an industrial engineering specialist to come in a month later when he has an hour of consulting time free is largely irrelevant, because it's highly likely that all of the 3d printer tasks would have been completed by then. Though in that case, buying each engineer a personal 3d printer would probably be cheaper.

Then there's the option of looking at each object and seeing if it's possible to fit more than one of them on a single print. Does the 3d printer need to know they're 2 different objects, as long as they both fit in the working area?

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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The cost of figuring out the scheduling is only cheap if everybody agrees... and they don't appear to!

Yes, if there's base room then the 3D printer doesn't care if it's fabricating more than one object at a time (although I don't know anybody that's tried this, I must admit). The real problem would be getting the software to accept two models from different sources onto the print output, I suspect. Hate to think what that would cost...

Rashkavar
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Open both projects in autoCAD (or whatever)

Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C

Switch to the next one, Ctrl+V, then tell it to put the design at +1000,0,0 or something similarly out of the way.

Drop the model on the empty half of the printing layout thingy.

It would take me 2 minutes. If you're paying me something reasonable for a mining engineer (varies from 55k to well over 100k, let's say 75k), and I'm working an absolutely standard work schedule of 260 days a year (according to wiki-answers, which is a highly reputable source of information *cough*), that works out to something like $2.40 worth of work.

(In the course of these calculations, I worked out that an office job with a 75k/yr salary works out to $72.11 an hour.

But then, this is assuming that the average office gives you a total of 105 days off a year....oh, that actually makes sense - 52 weeks*2 days off a week = 104, so you get Christmas off, too. Including holiday time, then, you're probably actually making more than $75/hr, though some of it gets delayed until the week or whatever you get off. (Or you can think of it as getting paid $72.11 to have fun during your week(s) off.)

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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No consultants charge for less than an hour's work, though... and theoretical solutions are all very well, but generally you get paid more for an actual result, which inevitably takes longer. So that's the booking fee, office time, travel time and costs, refreshment costs, public liability insurance, etc. you haven't added in, or the profit. Extra 3D printer will look cheap soon...

Rashkavar
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You're forgetting the company already has at least 3 engineers capable of doing this. If they can design the prototype they need to 3d print in the first place, they can copy it over to a different cad file and double it up.

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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Oh, I'm not forgetting anything... You need the consultant because, if you recall, the house engineers are fighting!

AckAckAck's picture
AckAckAck
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But... but.... Pokemon X Y are not yet released.....

sleadley's picture
sleadley
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Rehab. Rehab. Rehab. Massage the muscles gently when you have time. Aspercreme can prevent skin irritation (the analgesic is irrelevant, the slick base is important). If Trevor is (or can be taught to be) a gentle masseur, milk your POOR, ACHING, BROKEN wing for all it's worth. Best wishes for a speedy return to normal.

DSpencer
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I really hope for your sake you don't need a cheese wedge for sleeping. If you have one, you know exactly what I'm talking about, if you don't, thank every god you know of you don't. They're the itchiest things imaginable, and they shed, so they make everyone in the vicinity miserable.

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southpawami
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I don't think I've ever seen anyone in North America win on TCG. ( http://www.pokemontcg.com/ )

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