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I got me 3D printer, awesome!

Discussion in '3D Printing' started by Pinter75, 8 Dec 2011.

  1. Pinter75

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Oct 2004

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    Location: Brighton

    Howdy.

    A while back I posted about a laser cutter I got and rebuilt and made some neat stuff with.

    Well now it is time to print in 3D rather than cut stuff.

    Behold the printer

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    tis amazing - the prints are ace quality about 0.2mm resolution.

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    One of the first prints

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    I wonder if it will be as cool as the laser - but I bet making bits on both will yield some amazing stuff!
     
  2. Judgeneo

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    Insanely jealous....


    Where and how much????
     
  3. Pinter75

    Wise Guy

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    On discount so £1700.

    Search for "Up 3D printer" :)
     
  4. cheets64

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    Is it cheaper to buy new ink/gubbings or just buy a new printer?

    Epson have stonking deal on.
     
  5. [FnG]magnolia

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    I don't understand what I'm looking at but I think it might be awesome.
     
  6. Mr Krugga

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    I am Dragonborn.
     
  7. Pinter75

    Wise Guy

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    Lol, it uses ABS plastic. £40 for enough to do 30 odd models.

    It prints by laying down 0.2mm layers of abs plastic to build up the object. So it does actually print things out.

    The big pro ones are £30k upwards.
     
  8. Hotwired

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    How solid are parts it prints?

    Vs say... a part machined from ABS rod.
     
  9. Marine Iguana

    Soldato

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    We must have a time lapse video! :D
     
  10. NickK

    Capodecina

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    interesting christas cards this year lol..
     
  11. Strife212

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    Print a 3d trollface
     
  12. metachi

    Wise Guy

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    this is the same printer





     
  13. DBT85

    Soldato

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    I'd love one just for giggles.

    3D printing really is going to change things over the next few years. Already there is a car out somewhere that uses 3d printed panels instead of formed ones. How cool would it be to just buy a lego design and then be sent the schematics to print it out yourself!

    They only work on plastic at the moment dont they?
     
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  14. [FnG]magnolia

    Pancake

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    So, could you print me Abbey Clancy?

    megusta.jpg
     
  15. RomanNose

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    You know they say you wouldn't download a car? Why don't you download a car?
     
  16. [FnG]magnolia

    Pancake

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    Download a city and live in it like Inception*



    * Don't do this, it is a terrible, terrible idea
     
  17. lotus7

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    I built a thing-o-matic about three months ago, and there is something magical at seeing something you have designed being created layer by layer.

    What cad software are you planning on using ?
     
  18. Narj

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    Admit it, the first thing many of us would print out would be a gigantic penis just for the lulz (leave it hanging through next door's letterbox for bonus points).
     
  19. [FnG]magnolia

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    Have to say, that's not the first body part I thought of.
     
  20. Narj

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    I doubt a printed flange would be flexible enough to be comfortable in all honesty.... :p Maybe different materials will let you print your own fleshlight. :D