You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series of articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2016 that were the most noteworthy events of the year. The Apopka Voice will publish them starting today and running until Friday, December 30th. During the New Year’s weekend (Friday, December 30th – Sunday, January 1st) we will publish a poll and let the readers decide on which story is the most impactful of the year. Originally Published: June 15th, 2016The Apopka City Council voted 5-0 last night to approve Chuck Carnesale as Apopka’s new fire chief. He takes over a department of more than 80 firefighters.“He started as an Explorer at age 13, graduated high school, Fire Academy and EMT school simultaneously in 1989, and was a dispatcher at age 17,” said Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. ” he has filled almost every position at The Apopka Fire department.”“I hate to mention I’ve been on this journey for 33 years when my mother dropped me off to look at fire trucks,” said Carnesale. “Thank you. I won’t let you down. I won’t let the public down. I won’t let the firefighters down.”Carnesale has served as assistant fire chief since 2013, heading up the fire department’s emergency medical and ambulance services. He is certified as a firefighter, EMT/paramedic, fire officer, fire inspector and instructor in various fields. In 1990, Carnesale was hired as a full-time firefighter/EMT. In 2000 he was recognized by then Gov. Jeb Bush as Apopka’s Firefighter of the Year.Chuck CarnesaleHe was promoted to engineer in 2001, lieutenant in 2005, captain and EMS coordinator in 2006 and assistant fire chief in 2013. Carnesale attended Seminole State and Valencia colleges, Florida State Fire College and the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.He has served on several medical boards, and this year Orange County Medical Director Dr. George Ralls appointed him to the Orange County EMS Advisory Council.The City Council was pleased with Kilsheimer’s choice.“Chuck is an amazing person,” said Commissioner Kyle Becker. I know he is going to do a fantastic job. I couldn’t be more happy for you (Carnesale).”“I’m glad we brought someone in from our own fire department,” said Commissioner Billie Dean. “We have the best fire department in America. We should hire from within. I commend you (Kilsheimer) on the choice.”Carnesale replaces former Fire Chief Lee Bronson. TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentChuck CarnesaleFire Chief Previous articleBiggest Apopka stories of 2016: Warrant issued for Richard Anderson’s arrestNext article5 Ways to Beat Mindless Eating Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Practically every prototyping tool you’d ever need exists within the realm of the Snapmaker 2.0. In its second, more expansive, open, and fine-tuned iteration, the guys at Snapmaker have put together an absolute prototyping powerhouse that literally takes up not more than a square that measures 3×3 feet. The modular device can be built to run as a 3D Printer, a Laser Engraver/Cutter, and even a 3 or even 4 Axis CNC Machine. The Snapmaker 2.0 isn’t a product as much as it’s an eco-system… a set of opportunities. An ability to practically fabricate anything you want!At the heart of the Snapmaker is its complete metal construction and modular nature. Metal allows you to have near-perfect tolerances, it can take heat, and it’s the choice for any product that’s as heavy duty as a fabricating system. Snapmaker’s metal construction ensures its ability to perform to precision, while its modular nature gives it the ability to do any sort of fabrication you’d need. 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You can literally build your own production line in your home!Designer: SnapmakerClick Here to Buy Now: $719 $1199 (Save $480).About Snapmaker 2.0The Snapmaker 2.0 is a modular 3-in-1 3D printers that unlock your full creative potential, from 3D printing to laser engraving, cutting, and CNC carving. Snapmaker 2.0 is smarter, faster, larger, and more powerful than ever before. It is a new generation of 3-in-1 3D printers that comes with everything you need!3D PrintingSnapmaker 2.0 modular 3-in-1 3D printers are ideal for beginners who are just getting started, hobbyists who prefer more customized options, as well as engineers and designers who want to print large objects or accurate parts with outstanding print quality.Laser Engraving & CuttingTraditional 3D printers can only 3D print. Your Snapmaker 2.0 is completely different. With interchangeable modules, Snapmaker’s functionality can be changed quickly and effciently, just like changing lenses on a camera. 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A350 provides the largest build volume, measuring 320 x 350 x 330 mm.Add OnsAs an innovative Snapmaker owner, you can further enhance your creativity with a wide variety of add-ons to personalize your Snapmaker 2.0. For greater level of applications, we’ll have Enclosures, Lights, a Handwheel, an Emergency Stop Button and a Camera available for preorder soon!Powerful ControllerSnapmaker 2.0 can support various tool heads, add-ons, multiple linear modules, and more features using simply one controller. A big reason we are able to do this is that we innovatively adopt the CAN (Controlled Area Network) bus expansion solution which was widely used in car automation. Rather than adding more ports and make a bigger control board with tangled cables, we’ve upgraded our controller to expand your creativity by providing universal ports, multiport adapters, and a CAN Hub for adding additional CAN-bus ports.Future ExpansionThe Snapmaker 2.0 is modular. It allows for one machine to fulfil many roles which reduces space and cost. Snapmaker A150, A250 and A350 can be transformed into even more powerful machines with the upcoming Snapmaker Rotary Module, High Power Laser Module, 700W Spindle Module, and longer linear modules!All-metalAll the Snapmaker models are built to last. For Snapmaker 2.0, we pushed the boundaries of all-metal construction even further. All modules and major components are made of high strength metal. For example, both the controller board and power adapter use aluminum alloys housings for better heat dissipation; the original POM rollers are upgraded to steel rollers to deliver a higher load-bearing capacity and rigidity.Well-madeThe aerospace-grade aluminum alloys are made into precision, reliable parts of Snapmaker modules after a series of processing steps. Each manufacturing process is strictly controlled, and every part is meticulously made. 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This will prevent unfinished prints and “air printing”. Once it realizes that the filament has run out, the touchscreen will notify you to load a new filament and allow you to resume printing immediately.Upgraded Cooling SystemWith Snapmaker 2.0, you can print objects with deep overhangs and get a more smooth finished surface! Cooling is just as important as heating when it comes to FDM 3D printing. For the Snapmaker 2.0, the cooling system is re-designed to cool the print in the most efficient way.Flexible PlatformRemoving a print is now easier than ever. Just lift the plate and flex it, no matter the size or shape of your print. As the heated bed uses a magnetic design, you can easily remove and put back the print sheet, or change it with the laser cutting work table or CNC carving in one minute.Laser Highlights – Built-in CameraThe built-in camera allows you to preview your design with whatever material you use. You can edit your design and precisely position it exactly where you want it to be. What you see is what you get!Draw, Cut and CaptureLaser cutting can be as easy as drawing. The Snapmaker 2.0 can recognize and transform your drawing into a vector image for laser engraving or cutting. Furthermore, you can edit the converted vector image directly in the Snapmaker software to fit into all your creative projects!Faster EngravingFaster is better. We added the Line (Normal Quality) mode to provide you a fast engraving option for grayscale images. This feature can save you hours when engraving big grayscale images. The quality is still very good compared to the original Dot (High Quality) mode.Aluminum Grid TableThe Aluminum Grid Table is specially designed to prevent damage to the bed by defocusing the laser beam during cutting. It is removable and super firm.CNC Highlights – ER11 COLLETSnapmaker 2.0 features a fully upgraded CNC module. Using the standard ER11 Collet, it guarantees a better concentricity that allows for faster CNC carving speed and larger step down, which saves your time significantly. It also supports over one hundred carving and cutting bits. The diameters of the bits range from 0.5mm (0.020 inches) to 6.35mm (0.250 inches).Wasteboard and Clamping KitsEach Snapmaker 2.0 comes with an MDF wasteboard. It’s removable and it can protect the bed from damage as well as providing a smooth and leveled surface for precise CNC carving. Furthermore, you can use the provided aluminum clamping kits to hold down the materials more easily and more reliably.Dust ResistanceSnapmaker 2.0’s linear module has been upgraded for easy maintenance. The leadscrew, driver chip and precision parts are completely enclosed in the aluminum alloys housings. It eliminates the problem of dirt accumulation, resulting in better durability.SpecificationsHow Snapmaker 2.0 is madeClick Here to Buy Now: $719 $1199 (Save $480).SharePinShareFlipSharePocket1.1K Shares