3D Printers. Who's got one?

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  1. jantarek

    jantarek Long timer

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    I wish I could help but I'm booked solid till January. Let me know if you still in need by then, maybe we can do something.
    but if you in a hurry try 3D Hubs
  2. laramie LC4

    laramie LC4 flying something...

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    found a place that will do it for $85, first place wanted $375 that's why i was shopping you guys hoping for a better deal.

    thanks though

    laramie :beer
  3. somepunk22

    somepunk22 Been here awhile

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    I have 2 Zortrax M200s. Think they're around 3 years old and still work awesome. They use 1.75mm filament. That was another reason to not buy the airwolf(yet) as I have a lot of 1.75mm material in stock. Had a flashforge dual before that. I don't print a ton, but they've paid themselves off a few times. Right now I'm building a shop with a dedicated print room I can keep up to temp and vented. Makes it really tempting to buy a large cheap printer if I don't have to worry about enclosing it. I don't miss simplify3d, but it looks like it has come a long ways since my flashforge!
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    somepunk22 Been here awhile

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    I'd say I could, but not for $85! Can you share your source? If not, no worries. Thanks.
  5. jantarek

    jantarek Long timer

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    cool Those are great printers from my old country and they were on my list but I need it a dual head printing, although I still might consider the m300 for next year. (airwolf just want to much for their 12" x 12" )
    and the more I read about rise3d the less I care for them, there is one more kit from Ohio (here) but I can't find much info about it and it looks like it has bowden extruder which is good but I want to print ninja flex and nylons and bowden is not the best for that. Airwolfs drirect drive extruder is awesome and the whole printer is a solid build.
    are you running other than zortrax media in yours? and how do you like their slicer?
    Simplify 4.0 is awesome they did tons of changes and I like that I can control just about anything, apex that comes with airwolf stinks! I get good prints but not much control just like was with insight for stratasys yuck!
    once I'm done with this project in January I will start playing with simplify and make airwolfs work from that.
    My flashforge is still klinking away :D love that little machine
  6. laramie LC4

    laramie LC4 flying something...

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    https://www.treatstock.com/

    i just setup an account and uploaded the stl files i wanted, they find the people and price it out. you pick which service/price you like. the guy i ordered from is somewhere in texas.
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  7. somepunk22

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    I run all sorts of material through. They've now opened up their software a little for external materials. Nothing like Simplify, but some basics that make non proprietary materials easy.

    I haven't seen either of those printers before. Raise3d looks really nice and some good reviews. What negatives did you hear? The ones from Ohio look decent, but don't think I'd go bowden. Interesting price gap between their 2 machines.
  8. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    Guess I'll have to read this thread as I just placed an order for a Creality CR 10S. Haven't a clue what I'm going to make with it but when I mentioned it was on sale the wife said "Buy it! Buy it!" :lol2
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  9. Plawa

    Plawa dןǝɥ puǝs

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    I guess your priority will be printing trinkets for your wife then...
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  10. marchyman

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    One or two things, for sure. And probably some stuff for the grand kids if I can figure out what they may like.
  11. jantarek

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    sorry I was way to busy :D
    well N2 from rise 3d has things that I like, build volume would be one. but generally is you research more about it you will find tons of problems. But all printers have problems and at least it seams that their customer service is responding to their forum.
    once I'm in need for more printers I will give another thought
  12. jantarek

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    I fount that coasters make awesome gift for adults and anything custom with Lego's for kids. You can find tons of stuff on thingiverse

    Made those for thanksgiving dinner gift for my friends

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    Been playing with my 3D printer for a month or two now. Been working on customized set of shot glasses for an up coming ride. The one on the right was before I installed bracing, and belt tensioners. The one on the left is better - but I printed at a fairly low resolution to save time. I'm pretty close to my final design, though.
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    My latest idea is that I want to print topographical maps of mountain passes that I've crossed. Coming up empty on any 3d models. I'm good with solidworks - it's what I do. But, no way I'm drawing moutains. I gotta wonder what google earth uses to render them.
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  15. jantarek

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    @jantarek - Thank you. That looks like the ticket!
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    Did some digging based on that link. Lots fo dead ends and software that no longer works or is no longer supported. However, I was able to find the area I wanted to model and download it from the US Naval topography site. Then, using that MicroDem program, isolate the mountain range and change the contours to grayscale. Then, with another application - that's mostly used to create lithopanes - extruded the grayscale contours to actual contours. The resolution isn't as good as I'd hoped, but it might be good enough. I've put a side by side picture of the cura model and the google earth image. You can clearly see the two valleys that Telluride and Ophir are located. And, in moving the model around, I can find Ingram basin and the valley that 550 goes down. I'm going to see if I can get it a bit higher resolution. Then, when I print it out, I'll paint in the routes over the passes.

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  18. Sleepyc

    Sleepyc I have a Moto Boner!

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    Anyone good at modifying stl files? I am trying to print a sunsheild for a zumo 660 and its a mess. I run a makergear M2 and its insanely good. The resolution is amazing and it csn ususlly print oem looking parts, but this file will not print. First pic shows the mess. The second pic is a shot of an i ferior design but printing perfectly.

    Its like the layers on the first file are too far apart. Ive tried my normal settings, modified settings, different infils nothing seems to help. Any thoughts? 20171207_084629.jpg 20171207_083550.jpg
  19. jantarek

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    there are several online options, I'm not sure if they are as accurate for what you are looking for
    http://touchterrain.geol.iastate.edu/
    or
    http://jthatch.com/Terrain2STL/

    I though about playing around with those while back, just never had a chance,
    there is a also a whole section on youtube about it
  20. jantarek

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    when Stl is exported with low tolerance settings it might get crappy, but usually I see problems with diameters or blends getting rough. There might be a problem with model it self from a start. ( or missing part of info from file)
    where did you get the file from? Thigiverse?
    I dont know any good way to re-work STL (i'm not sure if there is a way) but there are few options to repair stl's, https://all3dp.com/1/stl-repair-stl-file-online-checker-fix-3d-model/
    personally I have not done it yet. Also some slicers have a basic stl repair tool but I did not try that one yet lol, mostly I do my own designs for printing.
    there is a design on grab-cad for zumo660 sunshade https://grabcad.com/library/garmin-zumo-660-sunshades-1 you can download a free cad and open step file and export stl (I'm not sure if you can open solidworks file in free cad, Maybe)
    PM me if you need more help

    ps. what media are you using to print that?


    Jerry