3d Printer

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  1. Petercar

    Petercar Distinguished Member Donor

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    anyone here use 3D printers ?....we got one so looking to ask some info
     
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    I know a little bit


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  3. TORX

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    @J_T is pumping out some nice stuff off his.
     
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    Love mine :)

    What are you trying to figure out? Settings?

    I found some good settings from just playing around... I know it takes time for the print to finish, but the filament is cheap enough to waste. If you are using PLA, you can just toss it in the sump... Pretty much just bio pellets anyways :)
     
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    I have a Prusa I3. I can send you some config files. let me know
     
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    How are the 3D printers? Are they reasonably stable or are they a real tinkering kind of hobby?
     
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    I do. Ask away :)

    Most of my reefing related prints have been brackets and mounts

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  8. Petercar

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    What kind machine is that ? We send ours back we got the single at first then bought the dual kit but wouldn't work so send it back got credit have not got one again yet
     
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    I have s dual extruder but only really use one. So a single is fine for most things

    This is a tevo tarantula which is more of a diy kit version




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  10. Nonuser

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    They have came down in price and appear to have more support.

    But they are still very much a novelty? I mean print times can be days, smoothness of some final products look shabby.

    How user friendly is the available software?

    What are the common problems?
     
  11. pulpfiction1

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    tons of reviews on youtube
     
  12. shiftline

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    They are useful tools. They can be finicky to get setup and dialled in but once you do it's useful for making custom parts

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    And yea the smoother you want to look the longer it takes to print
     
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  13. Petercar

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    Just picked it up over from the ups store
     

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    Nice. Have you seen the lithographs that are produced using 3D printing they're amazing. I would like to get a printer just worried about the frustration level.
     
  15. shiftline

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    Good choice on the tarantula. There a great Facebook group for them as well


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    Why do you all have to get me tempted. Just watched some great reviews on this one, only after a few modifications. Great price range as well.
     
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  17. shiftline

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    As long a you dont mind tinkering its a great printer!
     
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    I do love tinkering. Even more so if it a decent product that also saves me hundreds over other product choices.
     
  19. Nonuser

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    You need one! It will pay for itself in no time.
     
  20. shiftline

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    Dooooo iiiiiittttttttttt :)


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