3D Printed Parts

Discussion in 'Scratchbuilding!' started by Sterling101, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. thunder

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    Bizarre aint it ha
     

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  2. I am so glad that I made several upgrades to my printer esp. when it comes to the 'E3d titan aero' extruder. It prints PLA great with excellent accuracy and have it dialed in such that all the parameters are set to exactly what they should be on paper/in theory (e.g.: the extrusion multiplier is set to 100%...with my previous setup I was printing at 103, and 0.42 layer thickness, etc). But it doesnt end there. I wasnt able to get good results with my previous setup when it came to printing flexible filaments. But now...it prints like a champ! Not only its accurate with no adjustments in settings from PLA but I am also able to print it at 60mm/sec speeds!!! :D :D

    I printed the covers for V-rails to hide the wires/cables that I am running thru them. Here are some pics. Hard to tell since the material is black:


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    Wires running thru the slots in V-rails:

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    Covered with printed flexible filament:

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    At last, I am very pleased with this extruder upgrade, couldn't get any better!
     
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  3. Well before I would buy it I would ask the simple question how much does it weigh, most is 1.75 and whether it's out a fraction it should weigh very close to the same.
     
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  4. I think you should just let me take that printer off your hands, it's junk and you need something up to your standards. ;)
     
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  5. TomMonton

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    Finally ... I setup my bed cam using a raspberry pi zero. This one little simple computer is running my print server and streaming video of the print bed wirelessly throughout the house.

    Ignore my finger on the one photo. The lights are so bright that it was swamping out contrast on the photo.

    .... and sorry there is currently no route through the gateway where you can come and spy on me [​IMG]
     
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  6. Sterling101

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    I think that works out quite expensive then if they're selling it by the foot.
    To put it in perspective the Edge I just printed took about 3/4 of a 1Kg reel. From memory 1Kg on a spool is normally about 450-500 metres...
     
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    You could be right,what surprises me is that there is approx 1500ft of filament on a 1kg roll,i cant even see that far,i will not be doing a measurement check lol
     
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  8. Sterling101

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    Spoil sport lol
     
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  9. thunder

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    Maybe I will during the summer with a cheap hobby king roll ha
     
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  10. bogusbandit56

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    Just because it has the name printed on the box doesn`t mean to say it wasn`t made in China by a large filament producer.
    Here is a review of the esun filament I bought from HK.
    http://community.robo3d.com/index.php?threads/my-first-test-with-esun-filament.3960/.
    Anyhoo I didn`t think it was worth putting avgas in a briggs and stratton, just an anology.
     
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  11. Hahaha... so when do you plan to visit me?
     
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  12. bogusbandit56

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    The Dremel pla filament is $28.99 for 0.5kg. and won`t be getting a sniff of my printer:)
     
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  13. bogusbandit56

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    What brand of filament would you recommend Leigh?
    Unless you know how to set a printer up perfectly it is hard to say what is good or bad filament, I would have thought.
     
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    If you haven`t seen Star Wars or Lost in Space you will not understand the peril you may be in if this creation got out and went on the rampage:)
     
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  15. Hook the end of the roll to the drone and send it on it's way, ;)
     
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  16. Sterling101

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    I've been getting good results with this Sunlu PLA+ I've got from Amazon.
    Seems good quality and is very consistent.
    For all out quality, but you do pay for it sadly, rigid.ink in Barnsley do some great filament and their backup and support is brilliant.
     
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  17. Well my new design / experiment, 2 axis tv setup. Now to find a donor plane it will fit. :D

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    I`ve got a better idea. Cut a meter off the roll and weigh it then weigh the roll, take the filament of the spool and then weigh the spool.
    Now you have your weight.
    Then try to wind the filament back on the spool and send it back to the suppliers and say there is a meter missing and the filament is badly wound and get a refund.
     
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    When I got my CTC printer it had a strange non UK mains plug so I cut the plug off to fit UK one.
    The color codes were different but after a quick google I found the Chinese color codes.
    I went searching for a plug and found an old kettle chord. Lo and behold the lead fits the printer socket without changing a thing, so that saved me a job, now I have two printers running.
    I set the CTC i3 to build the canopy for the GASB wing I am making whilst the Tronxy is doing the fuselage.
    Greedy me:D
     
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