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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #160 on: October 27, 2017, 01:40:04 pm »
With respect... nope, ALL 3d printers are extremely dangerous to leave unattended.  Anything with a heat source shouldn't be left on while you are gone because heat can lead to fire... that's just common sense.  You don't leave the oven on while you are away do you?  How about your soldering iron?  Yeah it's that dumb to just walk away from something that is hot enough to melt plastic. Thermal runaway protection is not 100 percent reliable and if you are relying on it you are literally playing with fire as they only monitor the internal temps of the hotend and heatbed and now any fires on the bed itself from heating contaminated plastic or the psu.

I do agree that anything hitting 400 degrees should be watched, I guess I lost concern after 3 years of printing with no issues.
I should probably start looking at a all metal container or something, as always something bad is bound to happen.

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #161 on: October 27, 2017, 02:08:15 pm »
3d printer is the one thing people are surprised I don't have yet.
but figuring out which one to get  :dizzy:

I do like the looks of this one and it's features.
https://www.amazon.com/Geeetech-Rostock-Triple-color-Filament-Diameter/dp/B072PZKSVT/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1509125450&sr=8-8&keywords=geeetech+rostock

I want a kit so I can build it and it's got color mixing!
which i'm sure will require fiddling to work right but i like tinkering.

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #162 on: October 27, 2017, 02:50:02 pm »
That's supposed to be a good printer but keep in mind you are literally paying an extra 250 bucks just to print in three colors.  You might want to buy one that is mono color that can be upgraded at a later date.  I only say that because 3d printing isn't for everyone... it's quite tedious to make what you want and depending upon your time schedule you might discover that it isn't for you. 

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #163 on: October 27, 2017, 02:58:33 pm »
That's supposed to be a good printer but keep in mind you are literally paying an extra 250 bucks just to print in three colors.  You might want to buy one that is mono color that can be upgraded at a later date.  I only say that because 3d printing isn't for everyone... it's quite tedious to make what you want and depending upon your time schedule you might discover that it isn't for you.

that thought had occurred to me also.
I may end up just printing a bunch of models I found online then letting it collect dust.
Or may learn to actually create something new on it or copy the stupid little plastic parts that occasionally break on my 20yr old car cause 20yr old interior replacement parts off a parts car are still 20yrs old. :)

I definitely want a kit so i can put it together.
I know the best way for me to learn how one actually operates is to assemble as much of it myself.

this is probably what i'm looking for then.
https://www.amazon.com/ALUNAR-Desktop-Printer-Accuracy-Assembly/dp/B018XJ3E02?tag=affordable3dprinters-20

kit form and inexpensive.
still will have to wait until tax return season.

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #164 on: October 27, 2017, 03:53:00 pm »
Any of you dorks played around with the wood fiber filaments?  That perked my interest.

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So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #165 on: October 27, 2017, 03:57:17 pm »
Any of you dorks played around with the wood fiber filaments?  That perked my interest.

The groot I posted earlier was done with wood filament.

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #166 on: October 27, 2017, 04:39:11 pm »
Any of you dorks played around with the wood fiber filaments?  That perked my interest.

That's next on my list to buy.  Supposedly will even take stain.

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #167 on: October 27, 2017, 04:48:23 pm »
I've seen some prints with the wood filaments.  Yes, it takes stain pretty well, though it's recommended that you scuff it up a little before hand.

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #168 on: October 27, 2017, 05:27:01 pm »
Any of you dorks played around with the wood fiber filaments?  That perked my interest.

Ive, made a few boxes with the wood filament, smells like actual burning wood when you print. Id like to do some models, the Groot Titch shared came out really good.

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #169 on: October 27, 2017, 08:56:59 pm »
I want to try the metal filaments and the ninjaflex.  Hope Santa brings me some filament this Xmas.  ;)

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #170 on: October 27, 2017, 10:04:14 pm »
I had to buy an upgraded extruder in order to use Ninja Flex, the slightest gap would cause the filament to bend.
If you do get metal, carbon fiber or any abrasive filament remember to stock on on nozzles, its like running sandpaper filament through.

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #171 on: October 28, 2017, 02:45:41 am »
Yeah that's not a big deal though... I think I saw one site selling 5 nozzles for 5 bucks or some ridiculously low price like that.

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #172 on: October 28, 2017, 07:00:52 pm »
Got these in the mail today. Thanks again 05SRT4 they look great.

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #173 on: October 28, 2017, 07:14:25 pm »
Are those colored items one piece or two?
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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #174 on: October 28, 2017, 07:27:53 pm »
Are those colored items one piece or two?
One i think

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #175 on: October 29, 2017, 05:46:49 am »
Are those colored items one piece or two?

Actually they are 2, I wanted the text to print out clear so I did a small strip printed facing up with the text on it, made painting easier also. Then just used some CA glue.

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #176 on: October 29, 2017, 07:29:04 am »
Are those colored items one piece or two?

Actually they are 2, I wanted the text to print out clear so I did a small strip printed facing up with the text on it, made painting easier also. Then just used some CA glue.
Oh thats cool. I couldnt tell. Im new to 3d prints. Thats the first ones ive ever held.

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #177 on: October 29, 2017, 01:10:34 pm »
I've got to do a set once my printer is back up.  I'm thinking of doing stands or hooks for some of the gamepads as well.  N64 controllers and Xbox Dukes in particular are a giant pain to display because they take up so much room. 

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« Reply #178 on: October 29, 2017, 01:37:38 pm »
I've got to do a set once my printer is back up.  I'm thinking of doing stands or hooks for some of the gamepads as well.  N64 controllers and Xbox Dukes in particular are a giant pain to display because they take up so much room.
I considerd doing a controller display but i have way too many consoles and not a lot of room

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #179 on: October 29, 2017, 05:10:10 pm »
I've got that back wall on the WON cabinet.  I haven't decided yet if I'm gonna display carts or controllers.  The Nintendo consoles have more carts and the sega ones more controllers. 

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« Reply #180 on: October 31, 2017, 10:48:36 am »
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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #181 on: October 31, 2017, 10:54:30 am »
3D printed some teef for my pumpkin.  Wife thinks it's creepy.  Mission accomplished!


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« Reply #182 on: October 31, 2017, 10:59:07 am »
3D printed some teef for my pumpkin.  Wife thinks it's creepy.  Mission accomplished!



I saw that pic you sent me, thatís a cool idea!
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« Reply #183 on: October 31, 2017, 11:04:22 am »
Was super easy to do, too.  Heated up pieces of paperclips with a candle and jammed them into the bottom of the teeth and then stick the teeth in pumpkin.

Printed the teeth with a brim so they would stick to the bed. 

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #184 on: October 31, 2017, 01:26:30 pm »
Cool beans man. 

My 30 amp power supply came in yesterday and I went ahead and printed the "d" and "o" even though the mofset hadn't arrived yet.  Considering the low cost, it might be a worthwhile upgrade to the anet/prusa printers.  I had it running about 3 hours non-stop and the power supply didn't even get warm to the touch.  I'm sure the fan helped, but regardless the whole unit just feels a bit safer now. 

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #185 on: November 01, 2017, 08:17:27 pm »
So I was gonna post a picture of this today when I got home from work...



But when I got home from work, this was here...



Which means Iím...

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #186 on: November 01, 2017, 09:44:57 pm »
Could probably make some decent money printing up bump stocks for $2 and selling them for $50 at gun shows...

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #187 on: November 01, 2017, 11:26:20 pm »
Sure if you can sleep at night with all that blood on your hands.  When the NRA even agrees that a gun product should be outlawed it's pretty bad. 

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #188 on: November 02, 2017, 02:54:05 pm »
Sure if you can sleep at night with all that blood on your hands.  When the NRA even agrees that a gun product should be outlawed it's pretty bad.

I'm an enthusiast, and the first thing that went through my mind when I saw those a few years back, was that's the next thing to be banned.  That said, for all the time they've been available, this is the first and only time they have been used for something like this.  It's also important to note that they aren't necessary to make a weapon behave like this...it just facilitates it.

Cool to see more folks playing with 3D printers.  I'm guessing you guys are starting to see now why very few make large 3D printed parts to sell.  Unless they are very rare and often sought after items, the design time, print time, maintenance and materials usually makes it not worth the effort, or the final cost of the item too high to be reasonably marketable.  But they are great for tinkerers, making personal "one-offs" and prototyping for other manufacturing processes.  Not sure we'll ever see machines based on this type of technology which would be well-suited to replace the more standard methods of production.
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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #189 on: November 02, 2017, 03:31:43 pm »
*sigh*

I made a lengthy post in response to that, but I don't want this thread ruined so I deleted it. 

Anyway....

I agree that 3d printers will probably never replace more traditional manufacturing methods.  What I can see happening is that 3d printers eventually become so turn key that manufacturers might send you an stl to print out when you break a knob off your dryer instead of sending a replacement part.  I eventually see them installed as a vending machine in Lowes/Home Depot.... right next to the key machine.  It's good to print out a rough shape for a casting project or something like that.  I believe someone is selling a wax filament now.... that'd be great for casting jewelry and gears and stuff. 

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Re: So ... 3d Printers....
« Reply #190 on: November 02, 2017, 03:39:32 pm »
I believe someone is selling a wax filament now.... that'd be great for casting jewelry and gears and stuff. 

Yep, high density wax filaments have been around for a while now.  Making investments for bronze casting is why my wife wants to get a 3d printer.

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« Reply #191 on: November 02, 2017, 04:12:45 pm »
So now it's even easier to bootleg Warhammer figurines?  Print it in wax, mold in silicon, and melt some pewter.

You guys are leaving so much money on the table.
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« Reply #192 on: November 02, 2017, 04:24:44 pm »
GE is 3D printing a lot of the parts to its new turboprop...

https://www.ge.com/reports/mad-props-3d-printed-airplane-engine-will-run-year/

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« Reply #193 on: November 02, 2017, 04:26:57 pm »
So now it's even easier to bootleg Warhammer figurines?  Print it in wax, mold in silicon, and melt some pewter.

You guys are leaving so much money on the table.

$30 for a 1lb pewter ingot off amazon..............


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« Reply #194 on: November 02, 2017, 04:50:23 pm »
Also there's the electric bill.  Imagine your toaster on for 2 hours.......

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« Reply #195 on: November 02, 2017, 04:58:44 pm »
Also there's the electric bill.  Imagine your toaster on for 2 hours.......

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« Reply #196 on: November 02, 2017, 05:43:45 pm »
$30 for a 1lb pewter ingot off amazon..............

Huh, well, that stuff got even more expensive than I remember. 
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« Reply #197 on: November 02, 2017, 05:46:16 pm »
For me, the ability to make one offs is key. Also, the school I work at is really getting into 3D printing for the science program, so I want to try and be up to speed on it.
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« Reply #198 on: November 02, 2017, 11:04:47 pm »
What I can see happening is that 3d printers eventually become so turn key that manufacturers might send you an stl to print out when you break a knob off your dryer instead of sending a replacement part.  I eventually see them installed as a vending machine in Lowes/Home Depot.... right next to the key machine.  It's good to print out a rough shape for a casting project or something like that.  I believe someone is selling a wax filament now.... that'd be great for casting jewelry and gears and stuff.

I tend to think that the FDM process will never really be that autonomous.  I have an expensive unit, which I use exclusively for prototyping.  It prints perfect parts, and did so straight out of the box.  But geometry plays a huge role in what needs to be done after.  Some parts pop right off the raft, and some are a nightmare to release.  Support structures can also be a major issue.  There are just too many variables, too much post-print work, and the process simply takes too long for something like a vending machine.

But for something like you mentioned at the end, absolutely!  That type of application is where these machines really shine.  I would imagine that a wax filament model would be really easy to clean up and make a very nice master for molding.


 

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« Reply #199 on: November 03, 2017, 06:49:40 am »
The stuff here just melts away in an oven leaving whatever you put around it after printing.

https://makezine.com/2015/02/02/new-3d-printer-filament-brings-lost-wax-casting-to-your-desktop/