3D Printing thread

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (DIY)' started by PurpleMonster, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. infinityends

    infinityends Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'll have to mess with that tool and see how well it works for that part. Luckily I work for a school district so I have free access to all of the other AutoCAD tools, sketchup pro, and some staff members that can help me with them.
     

  2. cope413

    cope413 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    The Sense scanner by 3D systems is the best scanner for under $1000 that I've used, and I've pretty much tried them all.

    It's $400 and works well for fairly complex parts as long as you don't require tight tolerances.

    If you're trying to scan into solid models for CAD manipulation, the you're looking at $10k+
     
  3. fetta

    fetta Well-Known Member PMAS Member

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    I really need to just take the plunge and get a printer, but very green when it comes to printers looking for something i can unbox and print with
     
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  4. GrizFyrFyter

    GrizFyrFyter Well-Known Member

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    Monoprice select mini is a great little printer if you just want to plug it in and make things. About $200

    They just released a new version for $230 I think
     
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    fetta Well-Known Member PMAS Member

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    Thanks looks like a nice lil machine
     
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    GrizFyrFyter Well-Known Member

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    My wanhao duplicator 7 is being delivered tomorrow! I'm excited.
     
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    GrizFyrFyter Well-Known Member

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    First successful print. Sla is a whole different game[​IMG]
     
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    GrizFyrFyter Well-Known Member

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    Today's delivery [​IMG]
     
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  9. Nubbs01

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    What SLA printer do you have?
     
  10. GrizFyrFyter

    GrizFyrFyter Well-Known Member

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    Duplicator 7
     
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    GrizFyrFyter Well-Known Member

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    Print for a client[​IMG]
     
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  12. DJDerbstep

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    My buddy is 3d printing an algae scrubber design off of thingiverse, I'll be sure to put pics up once we get it all done. I've done a few more reef related objects like frag plug holders and racks. Haven't stepped in to PETg yet but I plan on it in the near future. Those SLA prints look great but the build volume looks a little limiting.
     
  13. GrizFyrFyter

    GrizFyrFyter Well-Known Member

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    Unless you're paying $20k for the printer, all sla has a small build plate compared to fdm.

    I want to print that algae scrubber too but I need to do some more toxicity testing
     
  14. 805reef

    805reef Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I'm a big fan of the petg from makergeeks. It prints as well or better than colorfabb xt and madesolid petg and is super cheap. the matterhackers petg pro is good too, but more expensive than the makergeeks.
     
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    morpheas Well-Known Member

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    How does it compare to PLA in terms of how easy it is to print with?
     
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    805reef Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    It's pretty close. You do need a heated bed. I've never printed ABS but I've read that petg is easier than abs.
     
  17. GrizFyrFyter

    GrizFyrFyter Well-Known Member

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    Once you have the right settings dialed in, it's much easier than ABS because it doesn't warp so it doesn't pull off the bed or split. There is also very little shrinkage compared to ABS and PLA.

    I don't suggest makergeeks though. There are way too many customer service issues.
     
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    Thanks for your comment! I am interested in trying one but have not yet done it...
     
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    GrizFyrFyter Well-Known Member

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    Made a mount for an stc1000. Simple and overbuilt but effective [​IMG]
     
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    Jebao doser mount. Working on a bubble magus mount this week. [​IMG]
     
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