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3D Printing

Post by Flack » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:47 am

Instead of littering the entire board with threads about 3D printing, I decided to create one centralized place to track my adventures with 3D printing. If you have any questions about 3D printing, I'll do my best to answer them.

Last night I printed this little SD card holder. I printed the one on the right about a month ago, but damaged the bottom side of the print while removing it from the glass print area. I read online that if you let things sit and cool down for an hour or so, they are much easier to remove from the glass. That's what I did with the one on the left, and the little bugger popped right off, undamaged.

According to Cura, this model used about 13 cents worth of filament to print. According to my wife, that means it cost me $600.13, because she includes the cost of the printer every time I tell her how cheap things are to print.

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Re: 3D Printing

Post by Flack » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:05 pm

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After printing the SD card holder I felt like the USB sticks living in the coffee mug would be jealous, so I printed a holder for them, too. Actually I'm printing a second one, and might end up printing a few more. I have half a dozen USB sticks at work that I am constantly searching for, and a few more at my desk downstairs.
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Re: 3D Printing

Post by Casual Observer » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:59 pm

When are you going to print a gun??

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Re: 3D Printing

Post by Flack » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:41 pm

I live in Oklahoma. They give them away for free at the border.
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Re: 3D Printing

Post by Flack » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:56 pm

A friend of mine brought his kids over last month. They are super into LEGO right now, so I printed three LEGO figures for them.

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This was one of the first things I printed that contained multiple parts and had to be assembled. Like a real figure, all the parts move and work with real LEGO pieces and parts.
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Re: 3D Printing

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:44 pm

The SD card holder is definitely something I would use every day.

And if I were of the action figure age, that shadow Lego person would be stealing the souls of all the other lego people. It's "Death" from Gauntlet or maybe Gauntlet II!
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Re: 3D Printing

Post by Tdarcos » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:38 pm

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:44 pm
The SD card holder is definitely something I would use every day.

And if I were of the action figure age, that shadow Lego person would be stealing the souls of all the other lego people. It's "Death" from Gauntlet or maybe Gauntlet II!
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Re: 3D Printing

Post by Flack » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:37 am

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This was the most complex thing I've printed to date.

The Dalek printed in five pieces. The top and bottom are separate and snap together so that the top rotates. All of the guns and accessories printed separately as well.

The original model was going to be something like a foot tall, so I scaled it back in Cura 50% to get it down to 6" tall. Some of the details didn't scale well, and I ended up with a lot of z-axis banding (all the horizontal lines you can see in between layers). Since printing this I've bumped my standard print temperature up from 200 Celsius to 220, which seems to blend the layers together better.
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Re: 3D Printing

Post by Jizaboz » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:53 am

That's cool! It rotates!

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Re: 3D Printing

Post by AArdvark » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:59 pm

Now that's cool! Beats those Revell models any day. You gonna paint it up?

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Re: 3D Printing

Post by Flack » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:30 pm

I actually gave this one away. I'm looking for something to print and paint though. A lot of people spray their prints with primer, then sand, then paint.

Here's an example of a printed model. The printer this guy has (CR-10) is the same as mine.

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Re: 3D Printing

Post by Tdarcos » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:11 pm

It was so nicely done. I was expecting a Dirty Sanchez.
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Re: 3D Printing

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:45 pm

The Dalek looks great. And did Tdarcos just make a good comment worthy of participation? This is the new best thread on the BBS.
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Re: 3D Printing

Post by Test User » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:18 pm

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Re: 3D Printing

Post by AArdvark » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:33 am

My nephew printed this for me. He's a great kid, an outstanding specimen of humanity.


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