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Modding The 3D Printing Thread

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

  1. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Looking at a Longer Orange 30, as I will be able to do a direct swap of the LCD for a 4k one according to their site. Not the biggest, but great resolution and seems to be a great price to dip my toes in.

    Will I need a wash/cure station really or is there an easier way to do things? They seem to be part and parcel according to the sellers, but I'm not sold yet.
     
  2. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    you dont ''NEED'' a wash / cure Station, they just help

    all you need is a sealable tub for an IPA wash, and some UV leds in a tin foil box
     
  3. Goatee

    Goatee Multimodder

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    Agree, however I use water washable resin (Elgoo), IPA was scarce when I started resin printing so went straight there and haven't changed resin. That further reduces the need for a wash station.

    I have a UV curing station that I was pleased with.
     
  4. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    I have an Elegoo Mars that meets my needs.
    For washing I got a couple of pickle jars from Amazon
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    For curing I got a plastic paint bucket from a pound shop & lined it with tinfoil & a 405nm LED strip, again from Amazon.
    Under it goes the print on a cheap solar powered turntable. Guess where from?
     
  5. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Sounds like a plan. However, one piece is missing. I still need a PC. How powerful am I looking to make models from scratch? I already know some CAD and have unlimited time.
     
  6. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    honestly not that much, its mainly the amount of RAM that you need, a faster PC means things like Slicing times, and loading times go down, but its a matter of seconds here and there
     
  7. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Any way to tell how big a print works out to be? I need something printed as 1/24 (75mm) for it to fit with my other stuff. I know how much to scale from 1/35, but I don't even know what scale it is now.

    https://www.cgtrader.com/free-3d-print-models/miniatures/vehicles/tank-3d-printable

    I have assembly instructions and know what I'm replacing with resin, etc. Just need to know how big it is so I can find someone to print it for me.
     
  8. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    If you know/work out roughly how big something should be in real life you should be able to scale the model to fit your needs before printing (within reason that is, naturally there are limits on how much detail is attainable if you print a large highly detailed model much smaller than intended.).
     
  9. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Thanks for that tip. As it's not based on a real item, that'll be kinda hard. But I found others that actually give their scale, and should print better to boot. Learning little by little.
     
  10. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    My tip for finding the "actual" dimensions for something that doesn't really exist is to look for something that would be a fairly standard size if it did exist. For instance the ladder on the back: Most rungs are about 12 inches or so apart, so just by eye that would make the vehicle around 8-9 feet tall minus the turret. Once you have that it's easy to approximate the other dimensions and then scale them as required.
     
  11. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Multimodder

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    I've only used PrusaSlicer, but I suspect this will apply in general. The slicer will provide part dimensions. Under the scaling tool you can set the size by dimension or by percentage. As that model is in parts you'll wont be able to use the length, but it looks like width would work. Import width, scale to the desired width. Note the resulting percentage and use for the other parts.
     
  12. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    You guys are awesome. I know how to scale up from 1/35, now I know how to scale from any size. This is great!
     
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