CharlesworthDynamics

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CharlesworthDynamics

DUE TO SF BAY AREA SHUTTING DOWN ORDERS MAY BE DELAYED

Emeryville, California | 2,486 Sales

Announcement    A selection of intricate kits and unique industrial design pieces for those with discerning tastes - such as Aliens, Spectres and Cephalopods.

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Last updated on Dec 3, 2019

A selection of intricate kits and unique industrial design pieces for those with discerning tastes - such as Aliens, Spectres and Cephalopods.

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Sean Charlesworth

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Sean Charlesworth

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Added high quality NON split loom for Ghostbusters Proton Packs!
Added accurate tubing for Ghostbusters Proton Packs!
GB 1 - 3 Trap Pedal plates now in stock! 100% accurate with wings trimmed off.
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About CharlesworthDynamics

Sales 2,486
On Etsy since 2013

Still Trying to Figure It All Out.

Sean has a background in film & TV and was the head Repair Technician for NYU Film & TV for 12 years. While at NYU, he surprised himself, by going back to school and getting a Masters in Digital Imaging and Design. Originally intending to be an animator, he took a class on rapid prototyping and toy design and that was that. Sean switched gears to modeling and 3D printing and hasn't looked back.

His thesis, the OPUS V - Octopod Underwater Salvage Vehicle, was an articulated octopus submersible model that he designed, modeled and 3D printed. The Octopod project gained entry into Adam Savage's (MythBusters) Inventern contest - which Sean won - leading to his building the Millenbaugh Motivator for Adam's Hellboy Mecha-Hand replica.

Recently, Sean and his wife relocated to San Francisco where he works for Adam Savage's Tested.com as the fabrication specialist, co-hosting the show 'Bits to Atoms' with Jeremy Williams who did all the Ghost Trap electronics. Sean still services cameras when he can.

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See our FAQ to learn more about 3D printing and what we are offering.

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Last updated on Mar 29, 2016
Frequently asked questions
What is 3D Printing?

3D printed objects are made by 'slicing' a digital model into many thin layers. These slices are sent to a printer that 'draws' each layer by extruding plastic through a hot nozzle.

What are 3D prints made of?

There are a lot of different materials available now but the two most common are ABS (LEGO plastic) and PLA (biodegradable plastic) which is what Charlesworth Dynamics uses.

Are 3D prints food safe?

While the 3D prints aren't hazardous, they are not food, dishwasher or microwave safe.

Are 3D prints strong?

They are very strong, but will break just like any plastic item if abused.

Are 3D prints as good as a 'real' product?

3D prints are very strong if printed properly but will break just like any plastic item if abused. Since the object is printed in layers, they will have a slightly ridged texture to them unlike a injection molded object. There is usually a 'zipper' which is a slight vertical seam that indicates where each new layer starts. They may have slight defects or blemishes and the bottom which adheres to the print bed may have some discoloration. Kit pieces may need minor clean up or trimming to fit together. This is typical of most 3D prints.

Can I paint my 3D print?

Yes, you can sand and paint 3D prints like a normal plastic model. You can even use products like Bondo Glazing and Spotting putty to minimize and smooth the 3D printed texture. Make sure to use a plastic-friendly paint.

Where are the instructions for my kit?

I include a link for assembly instructions with your shipping notification, but here's a link for all assembly guides:
charlesworth-dynamics.com/2013/08/instructions.html

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or recommendations.