I have been in document imaging since 1997. I started off developing in Visual Basic and eventualy moved over to .NET but at first just VB.NET (along with ASP.NET). I eventually moved on to C# around 2008. When I did move I actually wondered why I didn't do it earlier. I am now also proficient in JQuery Mobile amongst others.
I have always been interested in some sort of fabrication work and heard about 3D printing around 2010. It was then I knew I just had to have one. I bought myself a BFB Rapman printer early in 2011. As you all know it's a steep and fairly frustrating learning curve to get to the point where you can print with consistent good results. I'm was shying away from ABS and preferred to use PLA due to being so much easier to get good results. At that time I also didn't have a heated bed, etc.
In 2016 I bought a Prusa clone, with aluminium heated bed and auto leveling too. From then on I only printed with ABS and really started getting very good results due to the heated bed and the ABS/acetone slurry. Especially after applying it freshly the adhesion can be very strong and on large parts it can be a mission to get the parts loose.
I mainly use Solidworks for all my design work as I usually do functional parts and ornamental items I would usually just download from Thingiverse.
I Am A…Maker, Designer
Tools I Use…
Printers: Prusa Clone
Design Programs: Solidworks, MeshLab, Thingiverse Customizer, Photoshop, MeshMixer
3D Design Skill Level