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3d printing Show us your Prints.

Discussion in '3D Printing' started by Dazboots, 18 Sep 2018.

  1. Kiyoshi

    Wise Guy

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    Dear god. I can guess the answer, but is any of this stuff recyclable?
     
  2. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

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    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    No, i print mine and throw it directly into the sea.
     
  3. V F

    Capodecina

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    Location: UK

    That's pretty cool!
     
  4. Skidder

    Man of Honour

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    Thanks for the recommendation. I took the plunge with the ender 3 and very happy. So far have printed about 50% of OpenRC F1, couple of models for the kids, some key rings and stuff. Great bit of kit.
     
  5. Uncle Petey

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    Nice job!
    I'll probably make a start on this model over the weekend. He's gonna be a big boy!
     
  6. Kiyoshi

    Wise Guy

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    I'll take your avoidance to form an adult answer as a no they're not recyclable, as I thought.
     
  7. Skidder

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    Don't let being wrong stand in the way of your indignation. PLA is recyclable and can even be composted.
     
  8. Em3bbs

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    Isn't it pretty obvious that it is recyclable? It's literally and visibly a material designed to be heated up so it can be formed into a new shape.
     
  9. bulb66

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    Rather than post a image (as I'm on my phone) can I just direct you to my Instagram, link is my signature or if you have signatures off www.instagram.com/jays3dadventure.

    J.
     
  10. Haze

    Mobster

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  11. Dazboots

    Wise Guy

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    My life size T800 over 500 hours printing and 2 weeks air brushing.

    Added blue lights just for fun.

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  12. Efour

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    500h hours? err wow? lol
     
  13. Puzzled

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    Very nice work.

    Have they made 3D printers yet that can print without the "layered" look? I know it is laid down in layers so hard to avoid but would sanding finely down or applying heat even out the finish?
     
  14. Rroff

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    Depends on the filament a bit - some the layers are very obvious others less so - I have some fake marble stuff (I think it is PETG but not 100% on that) where the layers are almost invisible. You can use various processes to smooth it up a common one IIRC uses an acetone vapour bath but very easy to overdo and spoil the print if you aren't careful.

    On some prints I lightly sand and use a primer and a couple of other finishes to smooth it out.

    Also how fine you print will make a difference - some of the pictures above look like they've been done at 0.15-0.2mm - 0.06-0.1mm will help to minimise the striations - but takes a lot of time and more filament and especially on bigger models.
     
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  15. Puzzled

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    Very interesting, thanks for the reply.

    I'm sure it won't be long until you can't even tell that it has been 3D printed.
     
  16. bulb66

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    Have you seen prints from a resin based printer? We're already at that stage, lol.
     
  17. hyperseven

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    Another Pangolin. This time it's for my mum as she loves the ones I already have.

    Made using Amazon's glow in the dark PLA as it was all I had left :D Came out rather well.

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  18. Haze

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    Pic of it at night would be cool
     
  19. Skidder

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    I did my daughter a glow in the dark cutesy rabbit which she has in her room, she loves it and it glows pretty well to be fair.
     
  20. Luke

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    Not many pics of the printers themselves!
    I got my Ender 3 at Christmas, the wife complained about the noise so I made an enclosure using Ikea Lack tables. Keeps her happy!
    A handful of add-ons and upgrades, tubing and fixings, bed and springs, relocated PSU, control panel and SD reader. Next mod is to relocate and upgrade the motherboard and maybe install the levelling tool. Wifi camera is in there so I can monitor prints.
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