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3d printing Show us your Prints.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dazboots, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. wonder_lander

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 5,470

    Location: Stone, Staffordshire

    TinkerCAD or Fusion 360 ?
     
  2. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Depends on what you mean.
    For creating 3D models I'd start with TinkerCAD and then after 10 minutes once you've mastered that go to Fusion 360. Both are free for non-commercial use.

    For controlling the printer and slicing then either Cura or PrusaSlicer. I have been a Cura user for ages but recently swapped to PrusaSlicer and find it better to use. As far as print quality is concerned they are very similar.

    If you are going to be doing a lot of printing then get yourself a RaspberryPi and set it up with OctoPi. It makes the whole printing process seamless and means you can put the printer somewhere else in the house away from your computer.
     
  3. b0redj0rd

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 21, 2012

    Posts: 678

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    A couple of 3d prints of Elite Dangerous ships done on a Prusa i3.
     
  4. Jasoncmor

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 352

    What would you suggest is the recommended type for a beginner?
     
  5. Jasoncmor

    Gangster

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    Posts: 352


    Cheers for your reply mate

    I had a quick look on your website, I think I'll get a roll off you after pay day, gives me time to get the machine and get it set up :)
     
  6. Jasoncmor

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 352

    So do you need more than 1 piece of software for 3D printing? 1 to make the piece and 1 for printing?

    Cheers
     
  7. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,431

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Yes. Cura / Slic3r / PrusaSlicer etc. just prepare the model and generate the gcode that the printer needs to print the thing. This is all you need if you're just planning to print stuff you have downloaded from Thingiverse etc.
    If you want to actually build and design things yourself you need another piece of software such as Fusion 360.
     
  8. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

    Posts: 28,021

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Depends on the printer
     
  9. Delvis

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 28,021

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    No I was thinking more 3d modelling
     
  10. Haze

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 2,689

    I would buy a roll of PLA, not very expensive, and not as toxic as ABS
     
  11. Jasoncmor

    Gangster

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    Cheers, are they all toxic then? How can you avoid being "intoxicated" by the fumes? Just ventilation?
     
  12. Haze

    Mobster

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    Having your printer in well ventilated area is best, or if using things like ABS, people make boxes to go over them
     
  13. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

    Posts: 28,021

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    It's ABS I think that's the worst lol, used to use the work one lots (all day) and you'd leave the room and only notice how bad it is when you come back in :p

    More expensive printers have cases which also keep the temperature more regulated, but as said ventilation I guess.

    Not sure what PLA and the likes are like
     
  14. Jasoncmor

    Gangster

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    Posts: 352

    Cheers guys, maybe I'll make an enclosure in the future aswell then :)
     
  15. GreenMint

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 11, 2003

    Posts: 21,073

    Location: Sol

    Just looking at buying a first 3D Printer for making things a bit easier rather than having to rely on others etc... is the Creality Ender 3 a good place to start? I'm not going to be doing anything massive so don't want to go silly, but I'm curious to try something!
     
  16. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

    Posts: 1,477

    Location: Suffolk

    As with all budget 3d printers, it has good points and bad.

    Good points are the price to build volume, community behind it and it's quick assembly.

    Bad points are, limited firmware (Needs a bootloader, via an arduino to update via a PC), No auto bed leveling and although i've seen good prints from a stock printer, it benefits from some mods.

    J.
     
  17. Tony Edwards

    Wise Guy

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    From the new members section.
     
  18. lowten

    Associate

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    Made this car as a gift to my grandfather. He is a real fan of the retro cars, especially Hotrod.

    Highlights:
    Printer Tronxy x3, HC19-carbon plastic, nozzle 0.4.
    The height of the compressor layer, unit, valve covers, headlights, the grille is 0.15, and the rest is 0.3.
    The nozzle temperature is 230 C.
    Table — 80 C.
    Blowing a minimum.

    Free STL!
     
  19. hyperseven

    Soldato

    Joined: May 1, 2013

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    Location: M28

    Oooo, nice print.

    Was the excess easy to remove as have done a few intricate models but ended up breaking them when removing the support material :(
     
  20. Haze

    Mobster

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    Car looks awesome, good job