So it's been almost a month since the printer lit up and came to life. So much, so very, very much has happened...
We were swamped with so many orders in just a few days that we bought the parts to build two new printers. The new printers are now in the shop being built. They're fully custom builds, designed and engineered by yours truly, because they need to be big, really big. I'll post the builds on this site as they come along.
We built a special, low temp heater to house and speed the painting of our products and to help keep our printable plastics completely dry. Here she is assembled with the paint drying. A small propane burner sits in the bottom under the a heat guard, shelves sit in it all the way up and the door closes with wee little magnets. Ill grab some more pictures this week and probably post it in the gallery page.
So far in the last 20 something days I've worked uncountable 30+ hour shifts and one really wild 76 hour shift. The 30+ shifts I can do with no problem, I've never slept much, but during the 76 hour monster I had to run I took 3.5 hours of naps over three days.
I've learned that it REALLY isn't work when you love what you do and let me tell you. I LOVE this stuff.
I have a team now that helps me which is awesome. My wife who has always been my primary partner is right next to me at the moment doing our taxes.
Some of her friends have volunteered to help with things like painting, modeling, and wonderful ideas which makes a HUGE difference in how much I can produce. (Thank you Sheryl, and Kaitlyn!)
And one other VERY important person whom YellowFox will be introducing later this year if I'm lucky enough to make the money to hire them.
I have a close friend that's a professional photographer who has agreed to come over and take some slick photos of our stuff so that's awesome :D
The orders just keep rolling in which is great, but I think what amazes me more is how fast those orders are rolling out. I'm always 3D modeling, printing, updating, welding, plasma cutting, soldering, designing a circuit, etc. and I couldn't be happier. I try to take time off, but all I want to do is build more awesome amazing stuff.
Right now we all just have so much work that we're trying our best to keep up until we can hire more help and get into a bigger shop. So many Awesome things to build! /Flail
Okay, emails need to be sent to customers, circuits need to be designed, parts need to be modeled, frames need to be welded... YAY! (Sometimes I like to pretend I'm engineer on a federation ship. I might install Jeffery's tubes in the shop lol).
...Ima go build a blaster...