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I got me 3D printer, awesome!

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

  1. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 9,054

    Thanks mate.

    Although, the printer died this morning. Turned it on, took SD out. Copied a file onto it.

    Noticed the screen was off....

    No power. The PSU has died I believe. :(
     
  2. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 9,054

    £47 for a new Mean Well 200W 24V PSU off the rain-forest tomorrow delivery. If this doesn't work, at least i can simply return it.
     
  3. andicole0

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 12, 2005

    Posts: 6,178

    Location: Robertsbridge

    Does it power up with the sd card back in?
    Andi.
     
  4. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 9,054

    Nope, it's the auto shut off relay. It's stuck in shut off mode.
    If I bypass it the printer functions, albeit with no safety cut off.
    I've ordered some new relays off the interwebs. If those work then bargain. Otherwise the makers will need to send me the PCB to replace ir
     
  5. gilljoy

    Hitman

    Joined: May 26, 2008

    Posts: 867

    So I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask the question but I'll ask anyway.

    Is there a uk equivalent of shapeways? Artel W released some STL files for free of old oop models he use to sell and I'd like to get them printed, but a single piece is a ridiculous cost on shapeways
     
  6. MoNkEyMiKeY

    Mobster

    Joined: May 17, 2004

    Posts: 4,667

    I'm guessing that is for miniatures? If it is really you want them printed on something like a resin printer so you get good detail.

    Probably worth going on one of the resin printer forums and asking if someone can print then for you. Or you could buy yourself a resin printer for £200-300 like the elegoo mars and print them yourself.

    There are other sites that provide printing services but I've mostly found they are not cheap.
     
  7. gilljoy

    Hitman

    Joined: May 26, 2008

    Posts: 867

    It is yeah, looking on shapeways / another site who's name I can't remember. I was getting a quote of about £300 to get a single miniature printed... I could just buy a printer for that price.
     
  8. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

    Posts: 1,557

    Location: Suffolk

    Unfortunately that's the state of print services at the moment, the cost of printers themselves are so low that it's not worth people offering the service. Of course the cost of a printer + consumables + failures + time will be more than the cost you've quoted but once you get past that it's a lot less for you.
     
  9. Haze

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 3,152

    Yeah, just buy your own printer
     
  10. Bickaxe

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 8, 2013

    Posts: 8,148

    Location: Fareham

    Hero Forge has customizable miniatures.
    Made 1 for our game and still experimenting with a few prints and altering sizes etc but it looks quite good.
    We have an Elegoo Mars.

    They have their own print service (US based I think) but the miniature file is only $7.99 (£6).
    I couldn't find anything on any model sites for what I wanted.
     
  11. gilljoy

    Hitman

    Joined: May 26, 2008

    Posts: 867

    Yeah I'm going to look into getting a printer later in the year, I can only really print out in my shed and I imagine it's too cold right now to print.
     
  12. Matt_Hirst

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 27, 2005

    Posts: 1,121

    Location: S. Yorks

    I've printed a few hero forge miniatures for a friend at work on my Creality CR10S, a friend of his was quoted stupid money to print them. Took a while to get everything just right like the supports etc but once cracked all worked perfectly, had to slow right down to print it with sufficient detail though.

    Matt
     
  13. Dempsey22

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 5, 2013

    Posts: 1,042

    Location: Ireland

    Hi all,

    I was gifted an Ender 3 Pro for Xmas. Still have it sitting in box as I havent got time to set it up but will do over the weekend.

    What software is best to download? :)
     
  14. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 13, 2009

    Posts: 11,296

    Location: Northampton


    You'll want Cura or Slic3r to get you started for slicing STL Models to print them, if you want to draw/model your own things for printing then Fusion360 is nice and intuitive
     
  15. MarkeR

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 15, 2011

    Posts: 4,675

    Is there anywhere decent online I can get 3D prints done?
    Thanks
     
  16. Haze

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 3,152

    Would be cheaper to buy your own printer

    Try scrolling up a bit....
     
  17. no idea what

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 9,489

    Location: Lincolnshire

    A few on here might be able to help you out depending on what you require.
     
  18. MarkeR

    Mobster

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  19. MarkeR

    Mobster

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  20. Haze

    Mobster

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    Would try Ender 3 personally