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bigblue2 11.09.2017 10:22

The 3D printing Thread
 
As no one has started one yet :)

I was recently badgered into buying a 3D printer by a friend, they have come down in price quite a lot recently now the chinese have jumped on the band wagon, I got a creality cr10 30x30x40cm from Banggood for 370chf (plus the usual customs charge), mainly for printing big things

so any tips, advice, help etc etc can be asked here

bigblue2 11.09.2017 10:24

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
so this was how my mate got me into it, he gave me his spare iron man printed bits to mess around with

from the raw printed pieces

https://i.imgur.com/15rcp5i.jpg

To this

https://i.imgur.com/KZ9zyOO.jpg

Chuff 11.09.2017 10:24

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 2844938)
As no one has started one yet :)

I was recently badgered into buying a 3D printer by a friend, they have come down in price quite a lot recently now the chinese have jumped on the band wagon, I got a creality cr10 30x30x40cm from Banggood for 370chf (plus the usual customs charge), mainly for printing big things

May be good to prvide some more detail like telling us what you use it for (with examples), where you buy materials from, cost of running, and how you rate it overall? :)

PS Just saw your edit. Please attach photos instead of hotlinking or they end up huge. :eek:

bigblue2 11.09.2017 10:26

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
This is what the printers been busy with for the past couple of months, War Machine from Ironman 2, as my friend is building Ironman

https://i.imgur.com/Kj2Bz8h.jpg

starmir 11.09.2017 10:28

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Tom1234 11.09.2017 10:28

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
That looks great.

I was toying with the idea of getting one but the printer and printing wouldn't be the problem, it would be getting up to speed on MCAD and getting a decent package for it.

I'd be interesting in what other MCAD packages people are using and what the learning curve is like.

Good thread!

bigblue2 11.09.2017 10:30

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuff (Post 2844943)
May be good to prvide some more detail like telling us what you use it for (with examples), where you buy materials from, cost of running, and how you rate it overall? :)

PS Just saw your edit. Please attach photos instead of hotlinking or they end up huge. :eek:

yep, I need to rescale the pics in imgur, shame on the fly doesn't work on here.

Costs - well in PLA filament (plastic) so far its taken about 15kg, its sold in 1kg rolls usually, at about 20chf per roll on line, I get mine from https://www.3d-printerstore.ch

PLA is the easiest to print as its low temp and quite forgiving

bigblue2 11.09.2017 10:34

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 2844948)
That looks great.

I was toying with the idea of getting one but the printer and printing wouldn't be the problem, it would be getting up to speed on MCAD and getting a decent package for it.

I'd be interesting in what other MCAD packages people are using and what the learning curve is like.

Good thread!

I've been using 3d builder - which is free
and sketchup - also free

and for encoding the files for the printer Simplify3d (not free, things like cura are free though)

The cool thing with the Creality printers is you can print from an SD card so you don't need to keep your pc on 24/7, some of my prints have taken over 100 hours

Chuff 11.09.2017 10:34

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 2844949)
yep, I need to rescale the pics in imgur, shame on the fly doesn't work on here.

Costs - well in PLA filament (plastic) so far its taken about 15kg, its sold in 1kg rolls usually, at about 20chf per roll on line, I get mine from https://www.3d-printerstore.ch

PLA is the easiest to print as its low temp and quite forgiving

Awesome. How big is that Iron Man suit, surely it can't be big enough to fit on an actual person as a costume? I cant get a good sense of scale form the photos. :)

bigblue2 11.09.2017 10:36

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuff (Post 2844952)
Awesome. How big is that Iron Man suit, surely it can't be big enough to fit on an actual person as a costume? I cant get a good sense of scale form the photos. :)

yes its full sized scaled to me ;)

Chuff 11.09.2017 10:39

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 2844954)
yes its full sized scaled to me ;)

Holy moly... very impressive. You could print some amazing halloween costumes. Next: Robocop or Terminator? :D

Also where do you get the schematics from? Is it a case of download them then plug and play?

bigblue2 11.09.2017 10:42

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
the files came from Etsy, a guy called maxcraft, but you still have to do a fair bit of work splitting / scaling them to fit on your printer bed, and of course sanding / filling afterwards ready to paint

bigblue2 11.09.2017 10:45

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
There are lots of free things to print on https://www.thingiverse.com

anyone what a complete full size stormtrooper?
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:391664

Phil_MCR 11.09.2017 10:46

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
I wish I had more time to play with the 3D printer. I'm using OpenSCAD to design parts and Slic3r to slice.

Chuff 11.09.2017 10:47

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 2844962)
There are lots of free things to print on https://www.thingiverse.com

anyone what a complete full size stormtrooper?
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:391664

Nggghhhhhh yesssssssss... :msnblush:

Serious question: i there the chance you could custom design costumes for people as a side business? I can't imagine there are many places that do that here in CH...

Guest 11.09.2017 10:58

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
Ours is still in the box, waiting for ten or more consecutive minutes in a day to start putting it together.

So that'll be never, then... :(

bigblue2 11.09.2017 10:59

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Guest 11.09.2017 11:01

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Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 2844973)
some random pics

The figure needs some discarded pizza boxes and empty beer bottles next to it to complete "Ironman's demise" theme... :D

bigblue2 11.09.2017 11:02

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuff (Post 2844966)
Nggghhhhhh yesssssssss... :msnblush:

Serious question: i there the chance you could custom design costumes for people as a side business? I can't imagine there are many places that do that here in CH...

I'm no where near skilled enough in 3d modeling :( and costs would be stupidly expensive

bigblue2 11.09.2017 11:09

Re: The 3D printing Thread
 
Quote:

Ours is still in the box, waiting for ten or more consecutive minutes in a day to start putting it together.

So that\'ll be never, then... :(
didn\'t know you had one, which one?


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