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Is a 3D printer Coming to Your house...

Discussion in '3D Printers & 3D Printing' started by The Hat, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Aug 2, 2017
    The Hat

    The Hat Printer VIP Moderator

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    I wonder how many more victims, :D OPS sorry, intriguing forward-looking guys, will venture into the realm of 3D printers by the end of the year, I reckon once it starts it will snowball, it’s such a fascinating new area it should gain huge interest, so we better have good answers ready for all the new questions.

    It probably will the fastest growing section we’ve had it since this forum was setup, the long-time nerds can stick with their technical sites and answers, while we here can focus on the plain no nonsense answers without getting too technical.

    The best part of owing a 3D printer is, nothing is set in stone, (Be your own boss) there are so many intriguing ways to use them and new ideas coming along all the time.

    To start with there are two ways to go, you can get a complete unit like the Monoprice 3D printer that comes ready to use straight out of the box, or get one of the hundred kits that you can assemble yourself.

    Either ways, be prepared for many long hours of enjoyment whichever machine you choose to start with, I’d recommend you start with a completed printer ready to go, and you can always graduate to a self-build later...
     
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    Nifty

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    Yup, it's been pretty consuming (in a good way)... and that's just with printing basic stuff. I'm about to dive into more design going from tinkercad to Fusion 360. Wish me luck!
     
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    The Hat

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    There goes your social life... :hu :lol:
     
  4. Aug 9, 2017
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    I wonder if @jtoolman will ever venture into 3D printing, because I reckon he’d be a great candidate for the world of 3D modelling, and it would especially suite him for his miniature housing and furniture projects... ;)
     
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    Reviving an old thread but I just joined the ranks of 3D printers with a Tevo Tarantula!
     
  6. Oct 12, 2017
    The Hat

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    :celebrate Congratulations @flowrider, and welcome to the 3D printer Club, that looks like a real decent sized printer to start off with, and now you can join in the fun making all sorts of gadgets, but don’t forget to post as many Pic, and suggestions as you can.

    Question for you: - What first gave you the idea of getting a 3D printer ?
    3D printer.PNG click to enlarge.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2017
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    That is a badass looking printer, sort of Terminator-like.

     
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    LoL I love how it clean it looks in the photo. If only in reality it looked that good. If you look carefully there's no wires!
     
  9. Oct 12, 2017
    The Hat

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    On my CR-10 I got wires everywhere, but better that than Wi-Fi, Ouch...:hide
    I find them comforting, at least you know the Friggin thing is going to work... wires.PNG

    Is that better... :D
     
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    Congrats! There has been a lot of discussion about that printer! Definitely keep us posted on how it performs for you!
     

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