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3D prints anyone?

dead4suredead4sure Posts: 263
Nexus 6
edited May 2016 in General
So I'm using a 3D printer tonight and I'm stuck for stuff to print so i'm wondering if anyone has anything they would like printed to see how it comes out or if it works on the CV1 etc.

Here's a couple of leap motion clips I printed on the same machine. 


It's a DLP printer so certain parts will be limited by supports etc.

I won't be able to send prints anywhere but I will happily try them. 

cheers
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  • FrozenPeaFrozenPea Posts: 2,535 Valuable Player
    Oh nice, jealous you've got a DLP printer, what kind is it?

    These are some of the things I've printed off myself, so I'm not interested in seeing how they turned out but you might actually find them useful! :smile: 

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1466500 
    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1460958 (I didn't want to stick anything on my CV1 so thought this would be better! )

  • maxpare79maxpare79 Posts: 1,783
    Project 2501
    Yeah I look at 3D printers all the time, I have decent CAD knowledge but don't know if I have enough to design my own stuff. I would be stuck at printing stuff I find online. I build model kit as a hobby, being able to scratch built my own parts would be awesome! 
    I am a spacesim/flightsim/racesim enthusiast first :-) I7 [email protected], 16gb RAM/ Asus 1080 Strix Former DK2 Owner/Gear VR owner/CV1
  • FrozenPeaFrozenPea Posts: 2,535 Valuable Player
    I bought a wanhao duplicator i3 V2, its an all metal frame printer that's super cheap for what it is! It does require a bit of loving with a few mods and upgrades but I got it printing the same quality as printers that cost x5 what I paid for it. If you like tinkering that I'd recommend it :smile: 
  • dead4suredead4sure Posts: 263
    Nexus 6
    Thanks @FrozenPea ! That Leap Mount looks worth a try! I'm currently just using bluetack to keep mine in place at the minute as it's really great for minimising the area it takes up. I dont want to block the LEDs if I don't have to.

    don't be jealous @maxpare79 it's not my personal printer, just one at work. We use a couple of types of printer and this one is the cheap and cheerful one. The more expensive ones have a support resin that makes them way better for printing detailed parts with cavities.

    I'd love to have a spare £100k for a decent printer!
  • agenttoffagenttoff Posts: 325
    Trinity
    @FrozenPea I have the Duplicator i3 as well.  Very decent and inexpensive printer after the mods.  Before that I was using a Rostock Max V2 that I built ground up from the kit.  The print area was larger, it was faster, and it created some very nice prints, but there were so many headaches with leveling due to the circular bed. 
  • L.E.D.BLUEL.E.D.BLUE Posts: 95
    Hiro Protagonist
    What printer is that if you don't mind? 
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 5,256 Volunteer Moderator
    Wow, that's some nice quality you're getting there! We have an older 3D printer here in the office, but the quality of parts we get out of it is not great--nothing smooth like those parts.
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  • dead4suredead4sure Posts: 263
    Nexus 6
    It's a Rapidshape HA90. They're very nice printers and the company is growing quickly.

    They have a smaller version for jewellery printing which I've always wanted to have a go on. The resolution isn't exactly terrible on the large printers so the high detail ones must be amazing.
  • dead4suredead4sure Posts: 263
    Nexus 6
    I'm printing that clip tonight. I'll let you know how it turns out. I must admit I'm nervous about breaking it when removing it from the print tray...
  • dead4suredead4sure Posts: 263
    Nexus 6
    I'm printing that clip tonight. I'll let you know how it turns out. I must admit I'm nervous about breaking it when removing it from the print tray...
  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 1,053
    3Jane
    maxpare79 said:
    Yeah I look at 3D printers all the time, I have decent CAD knowledge but don't know if I have enough to design my own stuff. I would be stuck at printing stuff I find online. I build model kit as a hobby, being able to scratch built my own parts would be awesome! 
    I found the design process for making things was the most enjoyable part of 3D printing.  I use 123D Design, which is free, and has a bunch of tutorials for how to use the app tools.  Totally cool when you get fluent with the program, which comes quickly.  One thing that got me going was seeing the printed parts for my machine ... you can really make stuff that's useful and functional.  I use Cura to translate the cad designs to machine code. Super easy to learn.
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  • maxpare79maxpare79 Posts: 1,783
    Project 2501
    Roaster said:
    maxpare79 said:
    Yeah I look at 3D printers all the time, I have decent CAD knowledge but don't know if I have enough to design my own stuff. I would be stuck at printing stuff I find online. I build model kit as a hobby, being able to scratch built my own parts would be awesome! 
    I found the design process for making things was the most enjoyable part of 3D printing.  I use 123D Design, which is free, and has a bunch of tutorials for how to use the app tools.  Totally cool when you get fluent with the program, which comes quickly.  One thing that got me going was seeing the printed parts for my machine ... you can really make stuff that's useful and functional.  I use Cura to translate the cad designs to machine code. Super easy to learn.
    umm now you really got my attention, I will do some research :smile: ....Poor wallet, you never get a break...
    I am a spacesim/flightsim/racesim enthusiast first :-) I7 [email protected], 16gb RAM/ Asus 1080 Strix Former DK2 Owner/Gear VR owner/CV1
  • helifrekhelifrek Posts: 114
    Hiro Protagonist
    edited May 2016
    Nice quality prints! My next printer (fingers crossed) will be a form2. Right now I have a makergear M2 and love it. Just finished printing the curiosity rover from the nasa website, looks pretty good. The 3D printing keeps me sane while I wait for the rift to come in.....


    Obviously not the rover but this is a favorite print of mine.
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  • DerekSpeareDerekSpeare Posts: 204
    Nexus 6
    edited May 2016
    grabcad.com has loads of stuff.  We have our parts from SLS and DMLS produced outside and have a pretty nice FFM machine here to make other parts.  You should do a 3d printed Lucky from the game...that character is pretty damn cute.  It's a matter of time before someone makes a 3d model of him. 
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 4,044 Valuable Player
    Well dead4sure I actually need a Vive leap motion holder. LEAP make a universal one but seeing as you aren't selling these then nvm. A shame if you were UK based and up for that.


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  • LuciferousLuciferous Posts: 2,312 Valuable Player
    @FrozenPea I love the design of your leap motion holder. I just tried to buy a copy online but it says clip.stl could not be uploaded.
  • L.E.D.BLUEL.E.D.BLUE Posts: 95
    Hiro Protagonist
    Roaster said:
    maxpare79 said:
    Yeah I look at 3D printers all the time, I have decent CAD knowledge but don't know if I have enough to design my own stuff. I would be stuck at printing stuff I find online. I build model kit as a hobby, being able to scratch built my own parts would be awesome! 
    I found the design process for making things was the most enjoyable part of 3D printing.  I use 123D Design, which is free, and has a bunch of tutorials for how to use the app tools.  Totally cool when you get fluent with the program, which comes quickly.  One thing that got me going was seeing the printed parts for my machine ... you can really make stuff that's useful and functional.  I use Cura to translate the cad designs to machine code. Super easy to learn.
    Now that you know 123D, check out Fusion 360.
  • L.E.D.BLUEL.E.D.BLUE Posts: 95
    Hiro Protagonist
    helifrek said:
    Nice quality prints! My next printer (fingers crossed) will be a form2. Right now I have a makergear M2 and love it. Just finished printing the curiosity rover from the nasa website, looks pretty good. The 3D printing keeps me sane while I wait for the rift to come in.....


    Obviously not the rover but this is a favorite print of mine.
    I have the Form2 and I love it. It is amazing and never fails.
  • dead4suredead4sure Posts: 263
    Nexus 6
    Well dead4sure I actually need a Vive leap motion holder. LEAP make a universal one but seeing as you aren't selling these then nvm. A shame if you were UK based and up for that.
    I still totally recommend Blu-tack! It might not look amazing but it is really convenient and has a smaller footprint than the mount. 

  • dead4suredead4sure Posts: 263
    Nexus 6
    edited May 2016
    @FrozenPea I tried to print the mount but it was just too thin to be able to remove without breaking unfortunately. I could try again with the models supported but then I'd have to grind away the supports. I may have to make some adjustments to make it a bit thicker if I try again :smile: 

  • FrozenPeaFrozenPea Posts: 2,535 Valuable Player
    Thats an interesting difference between a resin printer i didnt know about! My pla print just pops right off after its cooled down :)
  • dead4suredead4sure Posts: 263
    Nexus 6
    It doesn't help that this particular material is also designed to be very brittle so I'm not really going by the book. PLA is a lot more flexible and much better suited :)
  • TwoHedWlfTwoHedWlf Posts: 2,234 Valuable Player
    dead4sure said:
    Well dead4sure I actually need a Vive leap motion holder. LEAP make a universal one but seeing as you aren't selling these then nvm. A shame if you were UK based and up for that.
    I still totally recommend Blu-tack! It might not look amazing but it is really convenient and has a smaller footprint than the mount. 

    Yeah, Blue tack really does seem better than all the work 3d printing a big mount.
  • dead4suredead4sure Posts: 263
    Nexus 6
    My next choice would probably be velcro tape but I wasn't sure if I wanted to stick anything on there permanently. I have a weird OCD type thing where I really look after my stuff.

    People think I'm mad but I've sold all my old mobile phones at the highest quality grade lol. I have a friend who doesn't use a phone case and he likes to flip it around and drops it ask the time, he knows it drives me nuts so he does it more to wind me up lol.
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