What did you 3D print today?

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  1. Eddieb

    Eddieb Long timer

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    Do you know if the DRZ one is the same as for DR650?
  2. NoMoreIdeas

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    Yep, looks like it is.
  3. malignity

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    I've been considering getting a 3D printer and this post is very inspiring. I've got a few questions though since I know very little about these. Do the cheaper ones like the Monoprice have the ability to replicate, duplicate, or scan items? One thing I'd like to be able to do is "scan" something aluminum, or brass, or something like that and be able to replicate it in plastic, or even scan an item and then "build" off of it, say like if I scanned a broken gear or something that I lost a piece to and needed to complete it on computer.

    I've got some limited drafting experience and could probably figure out the software on my own, just don't know the limitations of what these things can and cannot do.
  4. NoMoreIdeas

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    I'm not aware of any remotely cheap ones that do scan / duplicate (like a copy machine), however you can print out a 3d scanner using any of the cheap ones, and scan smaller objects. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1762299
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  5. johnQ6pack

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    Consumer grade scanning is not very accurate.
    This is the real DLS, when it comes to 3D printing. Without 3D CAD support. Not much happens.
    IMHO, better off learning a cheap CAD tool and design the stuff instead of scanning. Scanning also has mechanical limitations think inside the box :)
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  6. NoMoreIdeas

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    I've never used any kind of 3d scanning software yet. I have found however, that its been easier for me to draw something from scratch than to import an object and modify it to my liking. And printing other people's stuff gets boring pretty quick. I'm currently using Fusion 360 for CAD, it's free as long as you dont make a ton of $ from it and seems to be pretty in depth and easy to use.
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  7. pro5mark

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    The other guys are on par with the scanning. Unless you are trying to replicate complex curves you would be better off reverse engineering with a decent scale and a set of calipers. In doing so I often find myself improving on a design or tweaking it slightly to better meet my needs. As NoMore touched on, Fusion 360 is a pretty decent program and there are a ton of YouTube instructional videos on how to use it. I would image with some of your other hobbies, having some CAD skills could come in pretty handy.


    Anyways, on to the printed parts. Pretty simple frame plug with the Beta logo. It was printed in ABS and I'm not sure how it will hold up. I highlighted the "B" with a Sharpie, then did an acetone vapor bath and the sharpie kind of melted into to ABS.

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    PFP wrench, Beta wanted $35 for an aluminum one. Printed in nylon, plenty strong for setting the spring preload and weighs practically nothing, smaller to throw into the pack too.

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  8. jakeller27

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    That wrench is pretty awesome @pro5mark

    I've been using OnShape for the last couple months for CAD work and I like it quite a bit. It handles like a mix of Inventor and Solidworks, but it's all cloud-based. There are virtually no hardware requirements and it seems to run well on anything I try to run it on. It is really easy to export an STL for printing and my workflow has gotten pretty clean since I made the switch. I was tired of using Windows on my Mac computer just for Solidworks, so I decided to make the move. I'm preparing a STEM lesson for some local fourth graders and I plan to print a NASCAR vehicle and explain some of the aero forces and moments with a basis in simple machines. It should be pretty cool to explain 3D printing and parametric solid modeling as well.
  9. pro5mark

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    First I've heard of OnShape, looks like a pretty decent package. I'm fortunate to have access to several different full suites of Autodesk's software. I primarily use Inventor but have played around with Fusion 360 a fair bit. I'm kind of surprised at how many Inventor features are included with a free/inexpensive program. I've been in the engineering field for what seems like forever and have been doing 3D modeling for well over 20 years, if I really think about it, it's probably closer to 30 than 20. The software has come a long way as far as accessibility, usability, and features. Couple that with falling prices of 3D printers and CNC's and your imagination really is the limit.

    It warms my heart knowing that people are out there exposing kids to design theory and hopefully getting them excited about getting their hands dirty. Good job and keep it up, we need more hands on youngsters out there.
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  10. Cobra5150

    Cobra5150 Out of commission for awhile

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  11. Eddieb

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  12. NoMoreIdeas

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    It definitely could and I cant imagine it would be too difficult to design. I doubt I can help but I live about a mile from their headquarters and know a couple people who work there. I can ask them about it.
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  13. Eddieb

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    That would be great. I'd love to be able to use it again. It flew off at about 70mph on an expressway.
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    Finally got around to fixing the signals on the big V. Hated the stockers from day one. It took a couple of evolutions .
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  16. jakeller27

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    I think the ability to produce a couple of evolutions part quickly is a really cool feature of 3D printing. I seem to iterate designs really quickly, but it has also lead me to being a little lazy with my design. I no longer spend any time modeling any of the mating parts for components that I'm printing, and instead I choose to iterate the design to fix any mistakes or interferences.
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  17. johnQ6pack

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    Not mistakes,
    "improvements"
    That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
    :)
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  18. jakeller27

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    Haha...I like it!
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    Made a chin mount for gopro(SJCam). 20180323_085436.jpg
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