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Old 11.09.2017, 11:15
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Also where do you get the schematics from? Is it a case of download them then plug and play?
yes and no, yes you can just download the files and set them to print, but you have to bare in mind something like a helmet has a top, and a huge void of space in the middle. so the software will fill this void with supports (so it can print the top) this not only takes a huge amount of time but also a huge amount of wasted plastic eg a stormtrooper helmet printed as is estimated print time on mine was 280 hours and 4.5kg

cut it into 3 pieces (top, back and front) and rotate them / angle them so their are no huge voids or overhangs are you're down to 60 hours and under 1kg

some people print helmets upside down in one piece, only tried that once so far and the result was terrible, but that was the first week I got my printer and it wasn't setup very well.
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didn't know you had one, which one?
Dunno yet. We haven't opened it!
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Old 11.09.2017, 11:57
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Re: The 3D printing Thread

3d printing has endless potential.

I'm looking forward to the day when it's possible to:

-buy a property/chunk of land

-enter gps coordinates into software, maybe a video scan of area with an app.

-enter desired home size and features

-choose from a selection of assorted housing style templates, interior designs, etc.

-software/AI designs a selection of homes to choose from, based on parametric design and algorithms optimizing energy efficiency, livability, strength, economy of materials, etc.

-send a 3d printing robot out to the site to print out the house, in one continuous piece, in a day or two. With all of the plumbing, electric, etc. also integrated into the design and printing process. Countertops, sinks, bathrooms, fireplace, etc. all in place. And preferably the whole thing printed out of graphene, from carbon sequestered from the atmosphere. For cheap.
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Old 11.09.2017, 13:05
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Re: The 3D printing Thread

you can already 3d print a house


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Old 11.09.2017, 13:46
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you can already 3d print a house
your above link didn't work for me for some reason.

Sure, you can already 3d print a house, but it's just getting off the ground - no pun intended. Soon the marriage of algorithmic design, architecture, material science, robotics, AI, etc. will make the recently unimaginable a reality. Architects, designers, contractors, tradesmen, laborers, etc. will all be put out of work by AI/algorithmic design and 3D printing.

The following vid touches on it, but IMO concrete will become obsolete. Printable polymers, arranged to create 3d forms but infilled with honeycomb lattice or similar, (creating dead air spaces, insulating cavities, cross sectional strength, etc) , will be used with 3d printed piping/wiring/HVAC integrated through the lattice in the walls. The amount of material savings will be enormous, and with no little to no waste. I picture 100 printing heads on one mobile house building machine, all coordinated and each moving 20+ times faster than what concrete 3d printers can do now.




Imagine that if instead of a normal square box, you asked the AI to design for curved walls and arches. Or polygons and triangles. Or sinewy HR Giger style lines...There's no limit to where the design could go in turns of complexity:

https://digital-grotesque.com

You could print out a greek villa, or a mini gothic cathedral. Complete with matching furniture.
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Old 12.09.2017, 00:42
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didn't know you had one, which one?
https://www.seemecnc.com/collections...rinter-diy-kit

This one. I think. Like he says, haven't opened the box yet.

It was a gift from a family member who I suspect hadn't entirely realized how interesting life here was about to get. So I'm looking forward to tinkering with It but realistically I doubt it'll happen real soon.
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Old 19.09.2017, 13:35
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Re: The 3D printing Thread

started to experiment with the colours for war machine
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https://www.seemecnc.com/collections...rinter-diy-kit

This one. I think. Like he says, haven't opened the box yet.

It was a gift from a family member who I suspect hadn't entirely realized how interesting life here was about to get. So I'm looking forward to tinkering with It but realistically I doubt it'll happen real soon.
that's a nice bit of kit
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finished putting together the printing room

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Are these things expensive to use? I just had a look round that thingverse site and found thing for a 15mm cog I need, but the quote to get it printed in nylon was 85 chuffs plus 10 chuffs postage, I could get thousands of them for that price if I can find the manufacturer.

I'm impressed with the range of things on that site, wrist brace anyone?
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Are these things expensive to use? I just had a look round that thingverse site and found thing for a 15mm cog I need, but the quote to get it printed in nylon was 85 chuffs plus 10 chuffs postage, I could get thousands of them for that price if I can find the manufacturer.

I'm impressed with the range of things on that site, wrist brace anyone?
Given that the cheap models at Conrad are in the 300 CHF range... it's getting more and more difficult to resist getting one just to play around a bit.

As if I need another "tool" to fiddle about with...
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Old 05.11.2017, 17:27
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Re: The 3D printing Thread

Found this ad for a CREALITY Ender-2 3D Printer for $175.
Does not ship to Switzerland; you can have it sent to a German accommodation address but usually such addresses do not want to pay any import charges

Quite tempted
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Found this ad for a CREALITY Ender-2 3D Printer for $175.
Does not ship to Switzerland; you can have it sent to a German accommodation address but usually such addresses do not want to pay any import charges

Quite tempted
You know that Socrates was convicted for subverting the youth, right?
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You know that Socrates was convicted for subverting the youth, right?
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Tell your wife you said that...

Actually, if I had a forge to melt Al or Bronze, I'd probably have bought a 3D printer long ago.

But for the moment, the only thing I could imagine making with one is Lego or Duplo...
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Tell your wife you said that...

Actually, if I had a forge to melt Al or Bronze, I'd probably have bought a 3D printer long ago.

But for the moment, the only thing I could imagine making with one is Lego or Duplo...
But where can I buy Titanium on a reel?
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But where can I buy Titanium on a reel?
https://www.wernersheadshop.ch/titan...trol-9-1m.html

I was thinking more of printing cores to use for lost wax casting.
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I'm impressed with the range of things on that site, wrist brace anyone?
Depends on the material you use, pla is around 20chf per kg from Swiss sellers
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Tell your wife you said that...

Actually, if I had a forge to melt Al or Bronze, I'd probably have bought a 3D printer long ago.

But for the moment, the only thing I could imagine making with one is Lego or Duplo...
Talking of wives I am sure one could mock up something interesting in plastic with moving parts?
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Anybody interested in learning how to use a 3D printer can sign up for a workshop this Saturday afternoon in Biel/Bienne at the FabLab.

https://fablab-biel-bienne.ch/fablab-saturday/

The workshop is free, you pay for using the printer (if I remember correctly it was CHF 5 per hour)
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