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Modding The 3D Printing Thread

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

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    They all had their problems: support top-down has warped and bubbly top surfaces and one of 'em was the one stuck to the FEP; support top-up is warpy pretty much everywhere; unsupported top-up were the ones that shattered; and unsupported top-down has a fantastic flat top but warped bottom.
     
  2. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    I found the best way to print keycaps was by editing the STL in Blender to extrude the bottom of the keycap, printing them with the bottom of the cap on the build plate with no support and then giving the cured part a quick sand to remove what I'd added to the model at the start. All in all a bit of a pita but it worked.
     
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    Had a go at printing a new escape key for my work station keyboard. I stuck it on my gaming PC so you can see some RGB vomit for your viewing pleasure.

     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Think I damaged my FEP by being A) incautious in removing that failed print and 2) stupid by using kitchen roll to clean it. So, pulled out the spare FEP from the packaging and did a swap. Not too painful a process, really... but it's annoying that I've spotted a blemish on the spare FEP now it's fitted.

    So. Waiting for a delivery of *more* FEP, and another £24 added to the bill...
     
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  5. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    At a glance at the model I'm not keen on the low poly effect extending to the inside of the key cap (no reason not to have it a uniform standard shape for strength). Also most caps have molded supports on the underside to increase the rigidity of the the walls and standoff, which this one seems to lack. This might be because the top surface is thicker having the same effect, but if not there's no reason (other than a tiny amount of extra material per cap) not to make it so.

    I am an FDM guy though, so you might want to take my observations with a pinch of salt :happy:
     
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  6. Goatee

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    If your still in the market for a Saturn they have gone up for pre-order for end of October delivery on www.3djake.uk for £551 delivered.

    https://www.3djake.uk/elegoo/saturn?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2f6r87X36gIVi7HtCh0uGgpyEAQYASABEgIoYPD_BwE

    1-2 seconds per layer with build volume of 192 (w) x 120 (d) x 200 (h) mm is awesome.
     
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