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I got me 3D printer, awesome!

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

  1. Lakeland

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  2. bulb66

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    I've backed the Bean SLA printer on Kickstarter, but it's a bit delayed right now :-(.
     
  3. Glaucus

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    Yeah that's the one I was talking g about in the first post.

    Although, water soulable resin is non existent. So might go for normal one. As pva filament is everywhere and pretty cheap.but you have clear layer lines, no where near resolution on sla.
     
  4. deuse

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  5. deuse

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    Yes :o
     
  6. Glaucus

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    While I think about printers, what's a good program to manipulate STL files. Scale them, modify them, choose different infills for different areas and chop them up for printing,

    i thought fusion 360 was free for personal use, but i cant see it. did they pull that?
     
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  7. bulb66

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    You can do all that bar the modifying part in the slicer software, but to do different infills for different parts you'll need Simplify3D which is a paid application. If you can live without that you can use Cura or Repetier Host

    For modifying .stl's you can either use Fusion360 or for very basic stuff TinkerCAD

    J.
     
  8. Glaucus

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    thanks. ah got to download the trial then when in it, you can sign up for free.
     
  9. Lakeland

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    Yep you just click on your username at the top right and select the non commercial option (or something along those lines).

    Slicer software - look at Cura as mentioned, loads of options if you make the hidden options visible, there are lots though. Simplify3D will let you choose different infill for different parts of the same model though it's not really necessary unless you're getting serious or are having problems getting certain models to print. It's very well regarded but I've never felt the need to buy.

    I've not really done much in terms of modifying STLs but meshmixer does that sort of thing. You really want to be modifying them in CAD if you want specific dimensions though. Create each part as a component and then you can export individually and do as you wish inside the slicer afterwards.
     
  10. Matt_Hirst

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    When looking at different types of PLA to buy, is there anything I need to look out for, better brands or is it all just pretty much the same?

    Matt
     
  11. Lakeland

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    I’ve tried a few up to £30 a roll and ended up just buying the stuff from hobbyking, £10 for 1kg and it prints like a dream.
     
  12. Matt_Hirst

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    OK thanks, was looking there today but unsure of buying cheap.

    Matt
     
  13. 413x

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    My printer finally gets despatched next week.
    Been waiting 3 months lol
     
  14. bulb66

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    Mk3? It will be worth the wait I'm sure.
     
  15. 413x

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    Yep. That's the one. Seems like I've been waiting forever
     
  16. deuse

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  17. Rroff

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    LOL for a moment I was like what is so special about that - then I saw the multiple extruders heh. Wonder how well that works.
     
  18. deuse

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    Knowing E3D very well. But I think it will be about £2,500.

    On a side note. A guy on the D-Bot facebook already had a 2 colour version working with the same setup as E3D.
     
  19. 413x

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    my printer..has finally been delivered :o
     
  20. deuse

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    Great stuff. Let us know how you get on :)