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    Fun with 3D Printing

    I've been tinkering around with 3D printing since about September and finally have a machine that works as it should (long story). Check out today's creation!

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    Pretty cool, huh! Here's the downside: That little box took NINE HOURS to print!
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    Nice nice nice. Is there material for the printer that will make a suitable pick?

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    I guess we'll be a lot more impressed when it prints a box, full of picks?

    ;))

    Unreal, these 3D printers...
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    Just curious - was this printed as one piece with joints in place, or two pieces snapped together?

    And... nine hours??
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    The problem with printing pics is that the 3D printer basically laminates threads of plastic, so instead of getting a single piece of plastic, it's really strips of plastic melted together. This isn't representative of modern 3D printer quality, but this shows what I mean:

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    This is only likely an issue with thin pics because picking would likely cause the pick to delaminate. With thicker picks, the lines would cross like the grain in plywood, thus making it much stronger. There is also the issue of thickness, because my printer with the default hot-ends only print .06mm, 1mm, 1.5mm and 2mm layer heights.

    3D printing is very cool, but it's a lot more limited than the hype might make it seem. The biggest hurdle is freaking time.
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    1990s: [ S100 | X160 | X170 | X170T | SF3,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | X4000s | DV72 | BHM1 | JF30-12 | Songbird ]
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    Dunlop would call that a "Super Max Grip"! Cool stuff!

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    Can you print me a 3D printer Gad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcwu View Post
    Just curious - was this printed as one piece with joints in place, or two pieces snapped together?

    And... nine hours??
    Believe it or not - yes! It was printed in place and works perfectly upon removal from the printer. That's nothing, though. I've printed fairly complex geared mechanisms that work right off the printer bed. It's wild! So long as you design with certain limitations in mind regarding tolerance and angles, you can print functional moving and interlocking parts.

    And yes - nine hours. 3D printing is an extraordinarily slow process, especially when printing with any sort of quality. This is why places that use this for prototyping and manufacturing actually have 3D printer "farms".

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    My printer (an Ultimaker S5) is capable of being farmed out of the box and when I submit a job it will look for next available printer. Very cool stuff.
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    1980s: [ X79-3 | X80s | X82 | X100 | X175 | S281 | BHM1 ]
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    1990s: [ S100 | X160 | X170 | X170T | SF3,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | X4000s | DV72 | BHM1 | JF30-12 | Songbird ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | B-90 | BB-90 | X160R | X500T | D55 ]
    2010s:
    [ Jetstar | R30 | D55 ]

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    GAD or should I say CADzooks!

    I'm as wanting to know about the hinge as the other poster, can it make a hinge from a flat plate and if so, how?

    Edit, it was covered and it does, but how?
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    A lot of you appear to have solved the conundrum by having more than one.
    Quote Originally Posted by dbirchett View Post
    In life it's important to know when to stop arguing with people and simply let them be wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuuska View Post
    Like trying to salvage a rotten piece of meat with exotic spices.

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    Here are the 3D models of the top and base of the box:

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    The "male" part is printed inside the "female" part, and there is probably 0.5mm clearance between them - like this:

    Screen Shot 2020-01-15 at 6.04.50 PM.jpg

    So long as any angles or curves do not exceed 45 degrees or so, the parts can be printed free-standing. The trick is to remember that they are printed in layers, so as long as each layer doesn't touch the other part, the two parts will be interlocking and freely move.
    1970s: [ S60D | S70D | S300ADs ]
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    1980s: [ Detonator | Liberator + Elite | SF4 | AA ]
    1990s: [ S100 | X160 | X170 | X170T | SF3,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | X4000s | DV72 | BHM1 | JF30-12 | Songbird ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | B-90 | BB-90 | X160R | X500T | D55 ]
    2010s:
    [ Jetstar | R30 | D55 ]

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