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I got me 3D printer, awesome!

Discussion in 'Printers' started by Pinter75, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Darryn

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,414

    Location: Colne.... Up Norf.

    I received a Febtop Tech Optimus 3d printer/CNC milling machine this week, which I bought through Indiegogo, a few teething problems getting it setup but the 3d printer side of things has been very good so far, I've already designed a few upgrades and mods.
     
  2. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

    Posts: 1,311

    Location: Suffolk

    That sounds cool, got any pictures/video of it? I want a CNC machine.

    J.
     
  3. deuse

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 17, 2007

    Posts: 17,625

    Location: Solihull-Florida


    I'm thinking of selling my D-Bot. I've lost interest in 3D printing now. It was great while it lasted.
     
  4. wywywywy

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    Joined: Mar 27, 2012

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    How much are you thinking?
     
  5. deuse

    Capodecina

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    It won't be cheap as it's got lots of extras. I will PM you when I decide but it will be pick up only.
     
  6. randal

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    Joined: Oct 1, 2006

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    Sad to say I have too, I loved building it but the constant tinkering and tuning left me a little cold. Plus I could really do with the desk space back. That said when it's on form it doesn't half knock out some good prints.

    That said I've considered picking up a Prusa i3 MK2, smaller footprint and by all accounts much less tinkering required.
     
  7. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

    Posts: 1,311

    Location: Suffolk

    I'm still loving 3D Printing, I'm no longer making video for YouTube but that's a personal choice.

    Here are some of my recent prints,


    MiniSNES Pi case
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    RetroPi Zero NES Cart

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    Polymaker Polysher print

    [​IMG]

    I AM GROOT

    [​IMG]

    J
     
  8. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 75,238

    anyone seen the formlabs fuse printer, £12k ish but omg its amazing, wonder how long before we see drop in price for that.

     
  9. murah

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 15, 2009

    Posts: 2,465

    Location: East Sussex

    Hi all looking for someone with a 3D Printer to help me. I need a small plastic clip printed for a project sadly lost one of the two during a move but I still have one of them, is it possible to "scan" the original and make a copy ? This clip held a fluorescent bulb in place I don't think the bulb got too hot really but would there be a best type of plastic to print it with when concerning temperature?

    Don't have my own Printer but would be happy to pay for someone to help me out send me a trust
     
  10. suggestions welcome!

    Capodecina

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    Location: London


    Post a photo of the clip. We have all kinds of lamp holders and clips at work :)
     
  11. Phil2008

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 17, 2004

    Posts: 7,257

    Your not giving up 3d printing matey? Since you have given me your 3d printer, yeah its been a right pain to get things printing well, but I have got their at last I think. I am printing all sorts of things for myself and other people and they are turning out ok now 90% of the time.

    I think Just having a 3d printer is really useful as you can print out parts for stuff, like at the moment Im printing out some "slanted speaker stands" for myself and mum wants me to print some pots for her pens and stuff. Its just a shame it takes so long to print, as most of my prints take 6-10hrs.
     
  12. deuse

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  13. Lakeland

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    Joined: Nov 1, 2005

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    What kind of temperamental issues are there with the dbot printers?

    I'm currently 'borrowing' an ultimaker 3 which is pretty sweet, it takes almost zero mechanical fettling, the only thing I'm having to play with is print settings in cura to get the right print speed/quality/strength etc.

    Current job is 27hrs at 0.25 layer height, using fine settings it would have taken over 3 days!
     
  14. bulb66

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    Location: Suffolk

  15. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

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    Location: Suffolk

    Hey,

    So got the delta back in operation with the Prometheus System fitted, here a few of my most recent ones.

    I had the system for a while but other projects/printers took up all my time but I needed some dual colour action :) .

    [​IMG]

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    [​IMG]

    James.
     
  16. Lakeland

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2005

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    Been having loads of fun with my cr-10, what an amazing printer for the price. The print quality isn't far off the ultimaker 3 I've been using at work!
     
  17. bulb66

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    Yeah the Ultimaker is over priced, your paying for the name, but also their tech support. My Fab Mini probably prints as good as one, lol.

    My next full printer purchase is SLA/DLP, I've got 4 (5 if you count parts) FDM printers but the quality of resin prints are amazing. I'm a backer of the Bean on Kickstarter so waiting for that before I can try SLA stuff.

    J.
     
  18. Lakeland

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    I backed the ONO resin printer but the less said about that the better. I'll never back anything on there again, I'd rather pay more on full release.
     
  19. deuse

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    The Wanhao Duplicator 7 (V1.4) v printer looks to be popular at the moment.
     
  20. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

    Posts: 1,311

    Location: Suffolk



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