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Title: 3D Printers
Post by: Jarhead0331 on August 06, 2018, 06:33:01 AM
Does anybody here have a 3D printer, or at least worked with one? Iíve always been interested in the technology, and at various times, had planned on getting a fairly low budget one to tinker with. However, I never really researched the technology enough to make a reasoned decision.

I think Iím finally ready to make the jump and Iíve done a lot of research. Iíve narrowed it down to two or three models, but Iím having a lot of trouble making the final decision. The technology is so new and really, experimental, that I recognize that no matter which machine I get, Iím taking a chance...

So far, Iím looking very closely at the Dremel 3D45, the Craftbot3 or the Prusa Mk3. My budget is $1000 to $2000. The zmorph vx has also caught my eye. Itís a 3D printer, CNC mill and laser engraver, but with all the tool heads included, itís $4000! Way more than I want to spend for my first printer, but it can do so much more...

I guess Iím just looking for some experiences and impressions with this technology overall.
Title: Re: 3D Printers
Post by: besilarius on September 11, 2018, 05:23:11 AM
HP rolls out it's 3D printers.

https://www.wired.com/story/hps-3d-printers-build-items-of-steel/?mbid=social_fb
Title: Re: 3D Printers
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on September 11, 2018, 06:36:08 AM
Iím on the fence about kickstarting this one.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dazz3dprinter/dazz-3d-the-most-advanced-lcd-sla-3d-printer?ref=discovery (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dazz3dprinter/dazz-3d-the-most-advanced-lcd-sla-3d-printer?ref=discovery)
Title: Re: 3D Printers
Post by: Jarhead0331 on August 27, 2020, 07:37:32 AM
I finally got one. Just couldn't wait anymore...decision on which one to get was not getting easier. The technology blows me away, but the machines are very complex, require real technical know-how and are anything but user friendly. Still, I'm learning a lot very quickly.

I've gone from printing very simply 20 minutes objects to extremely detailed 13 hour prints.

Very cool stuff.

(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118397754_10158124877597702_2283567875190581674_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=PtqprHqImI4AX8GroCU&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=9653de0cfa8fef2458a9cd377d153ec5&oe=5F6DE8BE)

(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118480083_10158121396612702_6339831865655863253_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=6Z_FN7tPWucAX_IOtFI&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=5912ff427375e2f3d6f10549ea422239&oe=5F6CF996)
Title: Re: 3D Printers
Post by: Jarhead0331 on August 27, 2020, 02:19:53 PM
Total print time...13h 58m. Nearly flawless. Just need to sand off some of the remaining support filament. I'm blown away by this technology. Seeing it in action is amazing.

(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118118252_10158125300882702_3243819354967306534_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=2b8YDLxz8bEAX-0NmBZ&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=7a8aa15d6784b349b5f03ec385b18a2a&oe=5F6C0980)

(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118566021_10158125300932702_1021759645939826083_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=2HQF3nE8lXIAX8Mllnh&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=4e1001318a6dfee01115c4ca76a36fab&oe=5F6DD7B4)
Title: Re: 3D Printers
Post by: Jarhead0331 on September 03, 2020, 09:10:45 PM
(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118244282_10158138235397702_1861013061406662417_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=Udbe68At2qgAX_z70UQ&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=e643b9bf2072097b1f602a6483986430&oe=5F77E62B)

(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118403639_10158138235422702_6847294655997702114_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=mcb6jJETI1gAX_uqDo7&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=10c9623b82b23b4764c12ec38b4ed27f&oe=5F7865F0)

(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118130245_10158130588547702_3453895366303953427_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=Vkl0QhA-Sa0AX9zicpD&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=3f32051d2ffc1c0babf1c9d3ba497e61&oe=5F779BAE)

(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118646436_10158129159127702_5613429443320693080_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=MPwxyEPBAgIAX98NVBV&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=a2e79a4c52a3c6f1f2ce9725466f5de3&oe=5F76EB1E)
Title: Re: 3D Printers
Post by: -budd- on September 07, 2020, 11:38:08 AM
Don't know if your into fantasy stuff, but saw this today.

https://www.humblebundle.com/software/fantasy-3d-printable-models-software?hmb_source=navbar&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=tile_index_6
Title: Re: 3D Printers
Post by: Jarhead0331 on September 07, 2020, 11:44:32 AM
Thanks, Budd! Definitely going to check that out...here are some of my latest multi-part builds.

T-72b
(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118703848_10158150522132702_5672414077223459038_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=aHANQAZoJCMAX_dQm5Z&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=91351ed9fcd758a23dbc6ded487186ec&oe=5F7AA3B9)

This.Is.Sparta!
(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118674122_10158148065762702_3269518851047121007_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=Oj5928mGHyAAX-Y4-p-&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=7dc620cac110a3414aae0f36a2c458ef&oe=5F7BA51C)

HMS Josef Prusa  :2funny:
(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118695351_10158150047757702_3238331390009700899_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=ez4w_8srFtcAX-vTpMI&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=5fb2be686133b3624ba5564c7619355a&oe=5F7DCAE3)
Title: Re: 3D Printers
Post by: -budd- on September 07, 2020, 12:29:41 PM
Nice, can you reuse the plastic if you don't like the outcome? or is it a one shot deal.
Title: Re: 3D Printers
Post by: Jarhead0331 on September 07, 2020, 12:40:41 PM
Nice, can you reuse the plastic if you don't like the outcome? or is it a one shot deal.

No reusing. If it comes out bad, it goes into the garbage, but standard filament is pretty cheap.
Title: Re: 3D Printers
Post by: Jarhead0331 on September 10, 2020, 06:53:25 PM
Working on a 1:1 replica of a Glock 17. Its a functional toy. Will not fire live rounds. Still need to file off a bunch of the support material.

(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/119041730_10158153413577702_5736021710525241220_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=avN5Mo5WDn8AX99-D6a&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=7ac939429ac529d5d4e25fcaac79f2eb&oe=5F7F51E6)

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(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/119023725_10158157032942702_5893356312939968373_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=H_9zXATtTigAX9SleUH&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=f5a15e407da42dc6d7cb4877986b45c2&oe=5F7F4DD9)

(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118927294_10158157033092702_97644679658197648_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=tMxf4lDF-8MAX_kVCdM&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=553d2638e05bde662c8655bd8e87e965&oe=5F801394)

(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/119037953_10158157032987702_128915316448723125_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=tUEQ3I5QP_UAX8jmuej&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=29d1fa36c005b723e20e24c4c23eaa20&oe=5F80F601)

(https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/119018716_10158157033137702_2339027060714974585_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=bcGYEuvnIXcAX866NLC&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=0302aa9e62415a25cef921be8e66243a&oe=5F802297)

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