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Unread postAuthor: LeMaudit » Wed May 30, 2012 6:32 pm

Depends on what resolution (0.007" or 0.010") and density you pick (solid, high density, low density) because the more you spit plastic, the more it's expensive and long. Low density is like an internal mesh, that saves some material (and is quite sturdy as well). You can even use the "fiber" orientation of the plastic layers to make springy pieces. Quite impressive.

For this card holder, 0.007" high resolution and low density, it took about 13 hours to print.
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Wed May 30, 2012 6:37 pm

Well its like they say, good things come to those who wait, but very impressive to say the least. Also, not to get off topic, but I love your pen gun, dimply!!!
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Unread postAuthor: LeMaudit » Wed May 30, 2012 6:39 pm

Thanks :D
Sometimes, plastic is just not good enough :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed May 30, 2012 6:41 pm

LeMaudit wrote:Sometimes, plastic is just not good enough :wink:


That's what she said, unless she was referring to credit cards :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed May 30, 2012 8:04 pm

Awesome! I was wondering where you've been hiding LeMaudit :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Thu May 31, 2012 3:03 am

dam thats cool, how much was it, if you don't mind me.

my brothers, wifes, uncles, son bought a injection moulding machine second hand for 5grand, his not a very smart person though got a quote for a die that had 12 fishing lures machined into it, $9000.
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Unread postAuthor: Desmo » Thu May 31, 2012 3:12 am

Fantastic! Guessing its an SLS/SLA type 3d printer or something to that nature? :)

It's easy to write 3d printers off as a fad of the hacker culture. But even considering the weakness of the final parts compared to extruded ones, my god they come in handy for pretty well everything :D Love my UP! printer to death.

Looking foward to seeing what you can crank out with that beast.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu May 31, 2012 3:51 am

Crna Legija wrote:dam thats cool, how much was it, if you don't mind me.


You can see the prices on the manufacturer's website, not cheap - there are a lot cheaper printers out there, but the difference in both resolution and material quality is extremely high, you gets what you pay for.

Fantastic! Guessing its an SLS/SLA type 3d printer or something to that nature?


Actually FDM, it melts the plastic then deposits it in layers.

It's easy to write 3d printers off as a fad of the hacker culture. But even considering the weakness of the final parts compared to extruded ones, my god they come in handy for pretty well everything


They're definitely the future, certainly things like this prove that the technology is going to get much better and perhaps more affordable:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... P1jUABA6A4
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Unread postAuthor: LeMaudit » Thu May 31, 2012 6:09 am

I don't know if this was shared before... but for those that discover this technology, here's a short introduction to 3D printing, with an amazingly large model at the end ;-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-4DL2njmVE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=eNeXfBapcRo
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Unread postAuthor: jakethebeast » Thu May 31, 2012 6:18 am

So... you can basicly print anything with that?
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Thu May 31, 2012 6:42 am

wow that motor bike would have taken weeks to print.
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Unread postAuthor: LeMaudit » Thu May 31, 2012 7:26 am

So... you can basicly print anything with that?

Basically... yes :D
Well... not a nice looking blade :wink: But a nice looking handle, for sure!
(damn now I've got more ideas colliding in my head...)

Anything within the constraint of the materials.
The future is quite exiting... :bounce:



wow that motor bike would have taken weeks to print.

Indeed!
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Thu May 31, 2012 8:09 am

LeMaudit wrote:
So... you can basicly print anything with that?

Basically... yes :D
Well... not a nice looking blade


You could if wanted to invest in EDM or WEDM equipment. :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical ... _machining

Of course water jet or laser cutting may be more useful.


Good luck to you in your future endeavors with CAD/CAM!
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Unread postAuthor: streetfire » Thu May 31, 2012 8:26 am

that's quite nice we have a 3d printer at school but it may only be used for small projects. and the quality isn't great either :P
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu May 31, 2012 9:45 am

LeMaudit wrote:(damn now I've got more ideas colliding in my head...)


nooooooooo focus! :D

Good luck to you in your future endeavors with CAD/CAM!


Cheers dewey :)
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