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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #690 on: July 10, 2015, 11:36:00 PM »
Does anyone on here have like real access to 3D printer by a chance?

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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #691 on: July 13, 2015, 06:19:19 AM »
Does anyone on here have like real access to 3D printer by a chance?

Yes. I do.

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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #692 on: July 14, 2015, 02:07:57 AM »
Does anyone on here have like real access to 3D printer by a chance?

Yes. I do.

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To get something made, is it really as simple as sending the maker a google sketchup and choosing the material?

I imagine not all 3D printers are capable of working with all materials but something like ABS Plastic or nylon is pretty standard isn't it?

I've also seen examples of 3D printers at the local Staples and all of it looks really rough and has burs. Is that something that I can sand out to make smoother or will it damage the integrity of the material?

I just want to make a little figurines.

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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #693 on: July 14, 2015, 06:06:22 AM »
Does anyone on here have like real access to 3D printer by a chance?

Yes. I do.

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To get something made, is it really as simple as sending the maker a google sketchup and choosing the material?

I imagine not all 3D printers are capable of working with all materials but something like ABS Plastic or nylon is pretty standard isn't it?

I've also seen examples of 3D printers at the local Staples and all of it looks really rough and has burs. Is that something that I can sand out to make smoother or will it damage the integrity of the material?

I just want to make a little figurines.

It depends what machine they have and exactly what your model looks like. If you have someone willing to help you out, then they may be happy to accept a Sketchup file and convert it for you, but they wont be able to print directly from that. The file needs to be "sliced" into layers that the printer can then print.

Most home printers (like mine) are like a tiny glue-gun that lays down a bead of plastic in layers. Obviously those layers need something to print onto. For the first layer, you print onto the print bed, but from then on you are printing onto the model so you have a problem with overhangs and other unsupported layers. However, the software can add "support layers", little columns of material under unsupported areas to keep then where they should be, and you then snap these off. This actually works really well, but yes you will need to hand finish the surface if you want it smooth.

How smooth the part comes out will depend on the print resolution. If you want it super smooth then you can do very thin layers, but this then takes many many extra hours to print.

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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #694 on: July 15, 2015, 02:02:44 PM »
It depends what machine they have and exactly what your model looks like. If you have someone willing to help you out, then they may be happy to accept a Sketchup file and convert it for you, but they wont be able to print directly from that. The file needs to be "sliced" into layers that the printer can then print.

Most home printers (like mine) are like a tiny glue-gun that lays down a bead of plastic in layers. Obviously those layers need something to print onto. For the first layer, you print onto the print bed, but from then on you are printing onto the model so you have a problem with overhangs and other unsupported layers. However, the software can add "support layers", little columns of material under unsupported areas to keep then where they should be, and you then snap these off. This actually works really well, but yes you will need to hand finish the surface if you want it smooth.

How smooth the part comes out will depend on the print resolution. If you want it super smooth then you can do very thin layers, but this then takes many many extra hours to print.

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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #695 on: July 27, 2015, 02:27:49 PM »
I converted a 2000 Ford Econoline (E150) into an adventure camper van.



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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #696 on: July 27, 2015, 04:01:29 PM »
really nice bang bus

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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #697 on: July 27, 2015, 04:13:37 PM »
That van is too cool.

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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #698 on: July 27, 2015, 05:47:20 PM »
I converted a 2000 Ford Econoline (E150) into an adventure camper van....



Very nice. How long is the bed though?

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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #699 on: July 27, 2015, 08:21:21 PM »
I converted a 2000 Ford Econoline (E150) into an adventure camper van....



Very nice. How long is the bed though?

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Queen sized bed cut down 5" in length. Fits 2 people under 5'10" comfortably. Or 1 tall person diagonally.
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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #700 on: July 28, 2015, 08:45:51 AM »
Fuck yeah

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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #701 on: July 29, 2015, 04:47:08 AM »
I converted a 2000 Ford Econoline (E150) into an adventure camper van....



Very nice. How long is the bed though?

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Queen sized bed cut down 5" in length. Fits 2 people under 5'10" comfortably. Or 1 tall person diagonally.

Awesome. Looked about 5foot long to me in the photo and our vans aren't even that wide generally...

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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #702 on: July 31, 2015, 11:33:14 PM »
i want a 4x4 van set up like that pretty bad

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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #703 on: August 07, 2015, 03:27:42 PM »
New sla printer, this thing blows my mind even more every time I use it. Cost just over 2k and I can't really see any difference between the output of this and the circa 1m machine the co I normally outsource prototyping to use.


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Re: What have you made?
« Reply #704 on: August 08, 2015, 06:44:42 AM »
New sla printer, this thing blows my mind even more every time I use it. Cost just over 2k and I can't really see any difference between the output of this and the circa 1m machine the co I normally outsource prototyping to use.



So did you build this from a kit? Linky-link link-link?

How much is the print medium/fluid/goo/paste/ick/smegma/murk?

Build envelop size? Speed?

Can I add neons for a cool orange glow while it is printing?

Is it Lactose/Gluten/GM free?

Should I just have googled all this myself instead of writing here?

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Re: What have you made?
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