Ok, so SolidWorks and 3D printing go hand in hand right?

 

Let's hear about your printer. Did you build one? buy one? which one? why?

 

Coolest print? Dumbest print? Biggest headache? Most egregious use of printer at work (think photocopying your butt at the office party)?

 

What materials are you playing with?


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Last comment By: Frederick Law   Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:14:32 GMT
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I want to print some StarWars snowflake.

By: Frederick Law  Mon, 19 Nov 2018 22:07:38 GMT
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WOW I forgot about this one.  Anyone know of a printer that will print a 18" od about 1*/2" thick for about 20" tall ?

By: David Matula  Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:24:39 GMT
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Build one.

i3 design is easy to extend to any size.

By: Frederick Law  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 13:25:52 GMT
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Yes, its pretty good out of the box.

With some stiffening, it'll be much better.

 

BTW its CR-10 S5 500x500x500.

CR-10 S is 300x300x400.

By: Frederick Law  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:15:30 GMT
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Thanks, I was just going to correct that to say CR10 S5.

By: Shawn Stugard  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:20:34 GMT
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I have been looking at this one.

Thing is to find the place to keep it so that I could keep it running 24/7 till I get the parts I am looking to get for my build.

By: David Matula  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:20:35 GMT
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I'm planning to build one similar.

Box frame.  Bed move up and down.  Extruder on x-y.

Either tool change or build x-y strong enough for multiple extruders.

I'll build it wider.  Since x is fastest and z is slowest.

Size will be multiple of 220x220 heatbed and work with 1000mm rod and lead screw.

By: Frederick Law  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:31:21 GMT
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BTW a sintering oven is a great addition.

There are sinterable filaments with different metal.

By: Frederick Law  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:40:43 GMT
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The Creality CR10 S5 has a build volume of 500mm x 500mm x 500mm(19.6"). These printers seem to get good reviews.

By: Shawn Stugard  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:07:50 GMT
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Has anyone used the Airwolf Axiom Dual or the one from Raise 3D? We are looking to upgrade our XYZ printer.

By: Carrie Ives  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:29:57 GMT
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What are you looking for?

What 'problems' do you have with the xyz?

Size?

Material?

Speed?

Precision?

By: Frederick Law  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:38:50 GMT
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Quick pointless story. I worked at a business that had a printer room in the basement where the department's copiers and such lived. There was always a makerbot in there that never printed anything. I saw a coworker/friend in there one day working on it. Me: "What's up with this printer? It never prints anything." answer... "It wasn't working and no one knew why. They asked me to get it working so we can print xmas ornaments". I was stunned, we were busy as could be and this was a well paid employee. Sure as s##t, later that day it is cranking out xmas ornaments with the company logo. Seems legit.

By: Shawn Stugard  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:58:02 GMT
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I should take M3D to work again.

By: Frederick Law  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:00:46 GMT
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We're looking for a larger print bed and two heads rather than just the one.

The XYZ always has one corner of the part that isn't quite flat. We've calibrated the print bed several times and still get the same results. I wonder if there is something where that part of the bed is heating unevenly.

We're a small design firm with two mechanical engineers. We don't have a lot of time to spend troubleshooting a 3D printer, or finding the best settings. We print fixtures to help our EEs test things with development boards and we print prototype cases to hold circuit boards.

We are often pushing our printer for finer detail than we really should ask it for. We've been doing a lot of smaller handheld and wearable type designs lately.

It sounds like you've done quite a bit of work making your printers print well. Thanks for your help.

By: Carrie Ives  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:42:25 GMT
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Hi Carrie,

 

    The curling corner could be a couple things. Heated bed too hot, extruder temp too hot, bed leveling is off. For the time being you might want to try printing with a raft under the part. Most of the time the raft will absorb the corner curling, leaving you with a decently flat part. Another thing to try is using something to increase bed adhesion, like a glue stick, hairspray or abs slurry.

 

Most of the consumer level printers assume a certain amount of tweaking will be required. The business class printers cost many times as much, but come with support. That being said, I've seen consumer printers that produce better prints than pro machines, but you don't have a service tech if things go south.

By: Shawn Stugard  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:50:22 GMT
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If you want smaller detail, you need to go SLA.

You could use smaller nozzle on the extruder also.

My Solidworks VAR sell 3D printer also.  So maybe you can contact yours and see if they have anything.

You're looking for a turn key printer.  One with an enclosure would be good to keep part sticking to the bed.

If you print ABS, enclosure is a must.

I like to use advance or high temp PLA.  Easier to print and as strong as ABS after heat treat.

 

My experience is with hobby printer which I can modify and play with all the settings.

By: Frederick Law  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:02:33 GMT
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A Walk Around the Lab  (doesn't include the machine on the nightstand next to my bed). 

By: J. Mather  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:49:17 GMT
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10S is what I've been considering... still trying to justify...

Creality3D CR-10S Upgraded - Review, Print comparison, Pros & Cons - YouTube

By: Paul Salvador  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 01:12:03 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 01:53:02 GMT
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You got all the toys.

Which one got used most?

By: Frederick Law  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:08:40 GMT
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Watercooler... pah

Nothing beats an air cooler SevenFifty.jpg

By: Mario Zahren  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:58:57 GMT
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I printed a few of those puzzle boxes, I even scaled some down, lots of fun,

By: Frank Krockenberger  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:45:26 GMT
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I ordered the Prusa i3 mk3 printer. Being delivered today. I will let you know how it goes. I read/heard lots goods things about it.

https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/3d-printers/180-original-prusa-i3-mk3-kit.html#

By: Chris Saller  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:58:57 GMT
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Hey Anna,

 

How is the CNC coming along? I've been window shopping some kits and thought about your build.

By: Shawn Stugard  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:00:29 GMT
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Congrats on the new printer. Can't wait to see what you print.

By: Shawn Stugard  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:01:57 GMT
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Its a good printer with good features.  Kind of a benchmark for DIY printers.

You can add the multi-material kit later.

By: Frederick Law  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:05:00 GMT
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Thanks all. Yes, I plan on adding the multi-material kit later.

By: Chris Saller  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:21:12 GMT
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Chris Saller wrote:

 

I ordered the Prusa i3 mk3 printer. Being delivered today. I will let you know how it goes. I read/heard lots goods things about it.

https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/3d-printers/180-original-prusa-i3-mk3-kit.html#

Chris, do you mind telling us what you paid for it and how you bought it?

By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:31:51 GMT
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I've wanted to bring my printer into work a number of times. For a while I was the only person in a pretty big office, right when I decided to bring it in, I got a new assignment. I can't expect anyone else to deal with the noise, so that may not happen for quite a while.

By: Shawn Stugard  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:32:49 GMT
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Dennis,

It's in the link. $749, directly from the manufacturer. I ordered it just over a week ago.

By: Chris Saller  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:54:58 GMT
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I don't find the M3D and i3 noisy.  Much less then photocopier and printer in the office anyway.

By: Frederick Law  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:58:28 GMT
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Big difference is the 3D print is constant for hours and hours. I can see that driving people insane, unless they are fellow 3D printer nerds.

By: Shawn Stugard  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:19:19 GMT
By: Frederick Law  Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:54:28 GMT
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I recently got one of these principally to play with with my 8 year old son... :-) 

 

https://creality3d.cn/creality3d-ender-3-p00244p1.html

 

It was just $300 AUD Delivered and its great. It comes in semi built kit form and takes 2-3 hours to put together.

 

I need to get a bed leveling sensor though as it is tedious to level the bed manually and a level bed is so critical.  I think I can get one for it for about $20. Will play with it more in the Christmas holidays.

 

 

2018-10-09 06.54.11.jpg

By: Simon Kutassy  Mon, 19 Nov 2018 22:32:31 GMT
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I researched and had our company pick up a Raise3D N2 Dual 3D Printer | 3D Printer Manufacturer | Best 3D Printer On The Market | Raise3D INC

 

The build area is nearly 12"x12"x12" (I rarely print dual). Fantastic printer! I can't share the models or imagery of what I have printed - really - secure compliance. Her'es what I can share, as little as it is: https://www.thingiverse.com/SCasale/designs

 

In one print alone I was able to prove out the cost savings for R&D and production printing. One thing that I should let be known, this thing almost out-of-the-box has printed virtually problem free. The majority is learning curve and 90% user error. I am the only one with access to the printing. So there's your user error.

 

I've done a few mod's (noted in the thingiverse profile above), built an extension for lifting the cover higher, and additional cooling at the filament gear (when needed) and added higher power fans. None of these were required.

 

If I had more time to have fun with it, I would.

By: S. Casale  Mon, 19 Nov 2018 21:39:59 GMT
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Frederick Law wrote:

You got all the toys.  Tools

Which one got used most?

Watch your language, are you trying to kill my funding?

These are serious next-gen Additive Manufacturing tools.

The last one shown, the Stratasys Dimension SST1200 is used the most, but we have had it a long time and it is about due for replacement.

 

Have some scanners I didn't show and a whole 'nother "Maker Space" with additional printers.

 

Most useful part I have printed is a cover for my keyless entry "key" fob so that I do not accidently set off the alarm or open the tailgate while sitting in my office. (you don't need to ask )

By: J. Mather  Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:52:57 GMT
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My printer was busy this weekend!

  • The kids found some ornaments on Thingiverse, a Starwars Tie-Fighter and an origami crane.
  • I got inspired and made a series of geometric pattern ornaments my own. 5 new designs and 1 remix of a Thingiverse design, printed a bunch to donate to our kid's school winter giftshop.
  • I've been thinking about how cool custom cookie cutters would be. So I printed a Sponge Bob cutter and made some cookies.

By: Shawn Stugard  Mon, 26 Nov 2018 19:29:16 GMT
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Ingenuity at it's best...............

 

Dave.

By: Dave Bear  Tue, 27 Nov 2018 01:18:30 GMT
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Shawn Stugard wrote:

 

Hey Anna,

 

How is the CNC coming along? I've been window shopping some kits and thought about your build.

 

We assembled it a few weeks ago.  The build went great.  No missing parts.  CNC Router Parts assembly video was a big help, along with looking at the assembly pdf.

 

Followed their directions for the software and connection install.  Machine fired up on the first try.

 

Been working on our spoil board and learning to use Fusion 360 for cutter paths.

 

It has been a good experience.  Highly recommend the CNC Router Parts system.

By: Anna Wood  Tue, 27 Nov 2018 01:26:12 GMT
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I have a Kossel, too.

What kind of probe do you have?

Mine is an optical one. Had some problems at first, but when I figured out how to tweak the leveling code, it got really reliable.

 

Also, I changed my extruder. The original one had printed gears and mounting to impel the little aluminum part that pushes the filament. But those gears often got some looseness and broken tooth. Had to constantly print new ones. Finally I gave up and bought and adapted a Creality metal extruder. Now I don't need to worry in having lots of spare parts;

By: Madson Germano  Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:27:21 GMT
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The Markforged Mark 2 desktop that has the dual heads is around 15,000 but if you don't need the fiber reinforcement its only around 3,500. We have the one that has the dual heads & use the fiber very seldom. Looking to get a 2nd one without the fiber sometime in the near future.

By: John Lhuillier  Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:01:35 GMT
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Hi Madson,

 

I have a plain jane proximity sensor. I actually have it disabled. It was more trouble than it was worth, despite the auto-level working properly, I still had issues with bed leveling. I disabled it, remounted the bed onto stiff springs and manually leveled. My prints have never been better and I've only had to adjust it once in 30+ prints.

By: Shawn Stugard  Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:37:44 GMT
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Reconstructing ancient architecture at Tiwanaku, Bolivia: the potential and promise of 3D printing

https://heritagesciencejournal.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40494-018-0231-0

By: Frederick Law  Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:25:29 GMT
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...and, with a import of a *.skp and a little work.. it's possible.. or, could have been the theme for the xmas potluck?.

ti 10.png

By: Paul Salvador  Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:52:25 GMT
By: Frederick Law  Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:29:27 GMT
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browsing around I found an add for a snapmaker 3 in one 3d printer for $39.99 then came up on the page and it was $59.99.  anyone know if this thing is any good for that price?

By: David Matula  Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:11:17 GMT
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If it works or could be repair, take it.

To me, any working i3 clone under $200 is good.

 

You sure its not 399.99?

By: Frederick Law  Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:35:07 GMT
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yep it is not $300 that is why it was so interesting....how could it be so inexpensive, the sight that produces it has a cost of about $700.  To me it would be worth the gamble to see what I get if I get something. 

By: David Matula  Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:14:39 GMT
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For perspective, the "Ender 3" is considered the value leader right now and clocks in under $200

By: Shawn Stugard  Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:47:53 GMT
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Shawn Stugard wrote:

 

For perspective, the "Ender 3" is considered the value leader right now and clocks in under $200

I just saw an advertisement for the Ender 3 at $199.  I wonder if it is any good.

 

I also wonder if the name comes from Ender's Game - Wikipedia .  I enjoyed that book more than I expected.

By: Dennis Dohogne  Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:19:06 GMT
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The ender 3 is great. See the little rocket I printed with it earlier in this thread. The only thing I will say is manual bed leveling gets very tedious very quickly but a cheap sensor can be added to make this a lot easier. Its a solid little unit for the price

By: Simon Kutassy  Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:29:21 GMT
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Hey Simon,

 

I'm not familiar with how the bed mounts on the Ender 3, but in my case I mounted the bed on stiff springs and have only adjusted once since (many, many prints later). Quality went up and I got rid of the auto-level sensor as it didn't seem to be producing good results. Might want to consider this.

By: Shawn Stugard  Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:56:42 GMT
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Thanks for the info Shawn I'll look into that. Thanks very much. Can I ask how you generally go re bed adhesion and temperatures you use at the start.  The only issues I've really had are at the start getting it to kick off nicely. Using pla.

 

Cheers

Simon

By: Simon Kutassy  Tue, 18 Dec 2018 23:56:19 GMT
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Adjustable Z stop helps a lot.

You can watch first layer and adjust Z without calibrating the whole bed.

 

Calibration should be done with bed hot.  Its done to make sure bed is level with X and Y axis.

Use adjustable Z stop to set nozzle clearance.

By: Frederick Law  Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:33:10 GMT
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I use blue painters tape, with a fresh layer of glue stick before each print. I also make my first layer thicker, I normally print .20mm layer height and I set the first layer to .26mm .   I have had prints stick too well a number of times, but worst case is you peel the tape and off it comes. I've only been printing PLA and my extruder is normally at 186°C and the bed is at 50°C.

 

The glue stick builds up eventually and I'll occasionally scrape it off with a steel putty knife.

By: Shawn Stugard  Wed, 19 Dec 2018 14:07:17 GMT
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By: S. Casale  Fri, 28 Dec 2018 14:35:12 GMT
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Cool, did you splice the filament yourself?

By: Shawn Stugard  Fri, 28 Dec 2018 14:47:54 GMT
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Shawn Stugard wrote:

 

Cool, did you splice the filament yourself?

Pause, snip old filament, preload new filament, resume print.

raise3dn2 raise3d

By: S. Casale  Fri, 28 Dec 2018 14:49:22 GMT
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S. Casale wrote:

 

 

 

Twisted Pencil Holder by SCasale - Thingiverse

 

That's awesome Scott.

It's almost Pink Floyd "Dark Side Of The Moonish"

 

Dave.

By: Dave Bear  Fri, 28 Dec 2018 22:50:00 GMT
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Dave Bear wrote:

 

That's awesome Scott.

It's almost Pink Floyd "Dark Side Of The Moonish"

 

Dave.

Thanks! I appreciate that!

 

Within an hour of my boy handling it, he dropped and broke the bottom off. PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) is too rigid for kids. I've fixed it since, but that's a four year old for us.

By: S. Casale  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 13:51:43 GMT
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I have been debating a 3d printer vs resin casting of parts for a project.  Seems like the resin would be faster, than printing, any thoughts?

By: David Matula  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 16:48:08 GMT
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Really depends.  You need to make mold for casting.

How many mold will you make?  How many will you cast?

By: Frederick Law  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 16:51:59 GMT
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Get both quoted for time and cost. It depends on the quantity and the complexity. I just got 200 parts for a project. It was cheaper to cast them and I think the time was about the same. I probably should have just figured out how to take a couple of features out and molded it but didn't realize that until too late. I think that at about 20 parts, it started making more sense to cast than to print.

 

Don't forget to look at SLS also. One of our parts we did the 200 at SLS. I think it was more economical for that part as SLS. It got us the color we wanted and snaps features.

 

Good luck,

Carrie

By: Carrie Ives  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 16:54:15 GMT
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David Matula wrote:

 

I have been debating a 3d printer vs resin casting of parts for a project. Seems like the resin would be faster, than printing, any thoughts?

You also have to consider if this is for home or work.  If this is hobby level, then there is an advantage to 3D printing, in that you can print a copy, test it out and then refine the design.  And depending on the size, once you figure it out, you can batch print a bunch at one time.

So, how big is this part that you are looking to make?

By: Matt Peneguy  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 16:59:57 GMT
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it is a diy project, so it is kind of slow on the take off.  Having trouble deciding on materials and motivation to start making it happen.

kind of figure that once a material is decided I will bite the bullet and buy the printer for $1k, or get the other stuff that I need to build this thing.

By: David Matula  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 17:02:00 GMT
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I do not personally own a 3d printer but at my last job we had a Form 2 SLA printer.  It was around $3500.00. That thing was accurate as hell and there was a good range of materials available.  Granted some of them were rather expensive for a liter.  If I ever had any problems with it I would go to their website and open a support ticket and had a response within the hour.  I sure miss being able to use that machine :-(

 

Chris

By: Christopher Estelow  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 17:17:14 GMT
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Here are a few items I printed last year after the big win!!

 

Super Bowl LII.jpg

Go Birds!!!!

 

Chris

By: Christopher Estelow  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 17:40:24 GMT
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18.625 X 18.625 X 24.875

that is the big part.  other parts get a little smaller.

By: David Matula  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:08:41 GMT
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That's pretty big for a 3D printer.  Even if you can find one that'll do it, printing something that large will take a long time. I would guess a couple of days.

By: Matt Peneguy  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:22:06 GMT
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90% of the manufacturing problems.  Found the printer...500mm x 500mm x 600mm.  Will do the job.  it is the time that it will take, and then if it works great and another is requested, or ordered, do I really want to spend all the time printing all the parts again.  All the shapes I plan on doing are going to be basic, and I don't mind drilling a few holes if needed, or making a few cuts in materials. 

By: David Matula  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:27:12 GMT
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Get Ready to PRINT again

By: John Stoltzfus  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:35:16 GMT
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Hopefully!!!  No access to the printer to do again though

 

Chris

By: Christopher Estelow  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:41:46 GMT
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Christopher Estelow wrote:

 

Hopefully!!! No access to the printer to do again though

 

Chris

For that print... there's no loss.

By: S. Casale  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:47:20 GMT
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S. Casale - You a birds fan?

 

Chris

By: Christopher Estelow  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:48:59 GMT
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Get the printer.  Stiffen up the frame.  Reduce vibration on x and y.  Level the bed.  Insulate extruder heat block.  Make sure top of extruder and part get enough cooling.

 

You're ready to print above 100mm/s.  Should be able to get close to 200mm/s.

By: Frederick Law  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:54:24 GMT
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Christopher Estelow wrote:

 

S. Casale - You a birds fan?

 

Chris

Giants if I follow at all.

By: S. Casale  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:55:44 GMT
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Ahhhhhh........Sorry can't talk to you any more!!! 

 

Chris

By: Christopher Estelow  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:57:17 GMT
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Christopher Estelow wrote:

 

Ahhhhhh........Sorry can't talk to you any more!!!

 

Chris

My brother is a huge huge giants fan, and I won't even bring up this season with him either... lol

By: S. Casale  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:59:53 GMT
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I decided to roll together two spools of filament into one a while ago. I've done it a bunch of times with connectors.

 

Whatever genius decided to roll two spools of filament together should have not knotted the loose end of the first and second spool so bad as to not notice 3 times while walking away from the printer.

 

I just spent the entire day trying to test print something that should have taken me two hours.

 

 

I cost the company 4 dollars.

By: S. Casale  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 21:48:53 GMT
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You can get 3kg spools or more now.

Filament sensor is another good upgrade/investment.

 

Try print PLA at higher temp.  It'll help layer adhesion.

Or use HTPLA. Advance PLA which allow 'heat treat' after print.  Stable above 100C, up to 150C.  Stronger then ABS.

By: Frederick Law  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 21:59:52 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 22:07:03 GMT
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The filament sensor for the N2 Dual hasn't been 100% vetted without issue - even still which means I won't mod the printer with it...

 

I'm printing ABS. PLA is for test, fun, and BS. I have no issue with the printer. It's 100% user error as I knotted the spools, Frederick Law.

 

HTPLA is nice and all, but not something I am going to use with Aerospace stuff. However, if I need to go a step further I will go to PETG.

By: S. Casale  Wed, 02 Jan 2019 22:08:56 GMT
By: Frederick Law  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:51:55 GMT
By: S. Casale  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:57:43 GMT
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Also the 777 with 3D printed turbine blades will be in test flight.

By: Frederick Law  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:01:39 GMT
By: Frederick Law  Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:16:40 GMT
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Paul Salvador wrote:

 

10S is what I've been considering... still trying to justify...

Creality3D CR-10S Upgraded - Review, Print comparison, Pros & Cons - YouTube

Paul ,

There is a newer model out now, Creality 3D CR-10S PRO - YouTube . It has 9 major upgrades over the 10S, including auto bed levelling. Looks awesome & is the one we are thinking of getting.

 

For anyone interested, we have used this service - 3D Hubs on several occasions & they are very good. Two to three day turn around on most one off prints, reasonable price & great print quality.

Upload your part in STL & they will inspect the part to see whether its printable & give a quote, all within 5-10 minutes.

By: Kevin Pymm  Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:49:34 GMT
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Note... The downside to open frame 3D printers is the limits of what material you may be able to use.

By: S. Casale  Thu, 24 Jan 2019 17:29:52 GMT
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Paul Salvador wrote:

 

 

..I was scanning the web the other day and downloaded/assembled the Neutron Atom... looks like it could be fun? (image)

Interesting interesting interesting...

 

Small build area for what I would need.  Let me know how you make out with building it in real life...

By: S. Casale  Thu, 24 Jan 2019 17:48:44 GMT
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Thanks Kevin,.. now I'm salivating..

 

btw,.. this guys video review is great!

Creality CR10S PRO 3D printer review -in depth video 4K - YouTube

By: Paul Salvador  Thu, 24 Jan 2019 17:21:45 GMT
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Hey Scott,.. thanks, and yeah, understand there will be limits and it would be more on the cheap with above average quality with something which can build fast?

..I was scanning the web the other day and downloaded/assembled the Neutron Atom... looks like it could be fun?  (image/link)

ATOM | Proton & Neutron

nuetron-atom 1.png

By: Paul Salvador  Thu, 24 Jan 2019 17:39:32 GMT
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..will do (if I have time/$).. also,.. it looks like they have a newer version..

Atom 2.5 FX: Built To Make Ideas Come Alive.

By: Paul Salvador  Thu, 24 Jan 2019 18:14:27 GMT
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By: Frederick Law  Thu, 24 Jan 2019 18:15:09 GMT
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Frederick Law wrote:

 

Need to get this filament, its freaking cool!

3ders.org - Color-changing cup 3D printed with gold nanoparticles | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

NIF-TY

By: S. Casale  Thu, 24 Jan 2019 18:17:14 GMT
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A Car For David Bowie Goes On Show At Exposition Concept Car Paris

 

Of course 3D printed, full size.

Lets plan a trip to Paris!

By: Frederick Law  Fri, 25 Jan 2019 20:16:07 GMT
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Sounds like a fine idea!

By: Shawn Stugard  Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:10:25 GMT
By: Frederick Law  Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:57:27 GMT
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that one is kind of neat....been looking at it too...

By: David Matula  Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:46:56 GMT
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https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/naval-group-and-centrale-nantes-use-waam-to-3d-print-the-worlds-first-hollow-propell…

 

I keep telling my boss we got a few metal 3D printers.

We got a huge welding cell with 2 robots.  I think at least 10ft cubic.

It's been seating idle for a few years.

By: Frederick Law  Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:14:32 GMT
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