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Modding The 3D Printing Thread

Discussion in 'Modding' started by SkiDave, 6 Jun 2015.

  1. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    Yeah, that might be tricky - there isn't anywhere you can easily split that into sections as there's a lot of detail... Do you have a finished model that you want to print? If not that'll be your first step - taking that design and turning it into a printable model.
     
  2. Archtronics

    Archtronics Well-Known Member

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    Ordered one through eBay in the end as it was £40 cheaper, delivered yesterday but sadly I’m working away until tomorrow so haven’t had chance to have a play.

    Hopefully the bed will be level otherwise I can just pick up an aftermarket one.

    Also ordered some of the dampers, 2 rolls of filament and some TL smoother chips

    Any other worth while upgrades before I put it together?
    Also is sticking spray stuff a worth while investment?
     
  3. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Active Member

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    Surprising it sat in my basement for four months before I got to trying out my birthday present to myself.
    Picked up a Prusa i3 MK3. Besides running the standard set of calibration and some of the included test print files these are the first items printed.
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    Two prints, on the left the figure was print on its back and the one on the right was printed upright. Only cleanup so far has been removal of supports. I was surprised to see how iridescent the silver PLA is (free spool that my printer shipped with). I add the third image to prove that the two figures are printed in the same material/colour. Ignore the eraser helping prop the right figure up in the third image, couldn't find the balancing sweat spot.
     
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  4. 1pq-Lamz

    1pq-Lamz New Member

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    I have made a few 3D printed pump cover using a resin 3D printer. Slight problem with tapping screw holes, but works fine so far.
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  5. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    Looks neat :thumb:. What issues are you having with tapping screw threads?
     
  6. 1pq-Lamz

    1pq-Lamz New Member

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    Resin is very brittle in general, thread often get stripped when tapping. Haven't tried having the thread modelled in, but the screw holes are the weak point none the less.
     
  7. Pretizx

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    wow great quality with resin!
     
  8. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Have you considered threaded inserts instead of trying to tap the resin?

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  9. 1pq-Lamz

    1pq-Lamz New Member

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    Not too sure if this works with resin, resin's melting temperature is a lot higher than PLA, so heating it to push the insert in might be difficult.
    And again, resin is very brittle, so these insert might not even stay in place under pressure.
     
  10. Goatee

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    I don’t know the design tool you are using but I used to have a plug in that would put threaded holes in sketch up. Was awesome and worked really well at least in PLA.

    Called xxxx fasteners and fixings I think, where xxxx was a name I can’t remember.
     
  11. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    This any good...? Apologies, in advance... as it may be totally unrelated to the discussion.
     
  12. hayate89

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    the feels with my anet a8 <3
     
  13. 1pq-Lamz

    1pq-Lamz New Member

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    Haven't tried printing the thread as I worry slight discrepancy may exist and the screw wontw fit/ too loose. Considering the material cost if printing one pump top like that is like $30, can't afford to take any risks. Definitely will test it out soon.
     
  14. m0o0oeh

    m0o0oeh Tech noob. I know.

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    Picked up a Creality Ender 3 last week, spent about 4 hours building it whilst off sick on Friday, couldn't work out why the Z axis wouldn't move, a quick survey of the wiring revealed I hadn't put the right plug in. Just need to re-level the bed, then hopefully it'll be off to the races.
     

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