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New 3D Printer Section!

Discussion in '3D Printers & 3D Printing' started by Nifty, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Jul 10, 2017
    Nifty

    Nifty Printer Master Administrator

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    I'm very excited to (finally) get this section of PK started! :weee

    Please post all your questions and comments into new threads so we can get this party going. If you have friends with 3D printers, please encourage them to visit and share some of their experiences, suggestions, prints, etc!


    :thumbsup

    A bit THANK YOU to @The Hat for helping to get this section kicked off!
     
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  2. Jul 10, 2017
    stratman

    stratman Printer VIP Platinum Printer Member

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    @Nifty - You just made @The Hat 's day!

    Thanks for the new section.
     
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  3. Jul 11, 2017
    The Hat

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    Now @stratman can confidently place an order for a 3D printer knowing he can get good reliable help here if he gets stuck in one of his projects...:D

    If anyone can go the extra few shillings, then the Monoprice 13860 would be worth the extra spend...

    3D a bit bigger.jpg click to enlarge.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2017
    stratman

    stratman Printer VIP Platinum Printer Member

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    Go big or go home!

    Now, if the 3D printer can make me another functioning MP830 AND print head then THAT would sell me on one! :)
     
  5. Jul 12, 2017
    The Hat

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    No, it can’t but it can reproduce and replace some of the parts inside your printer, that might have got broken or worn, like plastic gears.

    3D printers can make themselves, which sounds incredible but it's not, except for wires, print extruder, fan, switches and PCB board, it can Practically reproduce itself, an inkjet printer on the other hand can only print a photo of itself...
     
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  6. Jul 12, 2017
    Redbrickman

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    :ya:lol::clap
     
  7. Jul 22, 2017
    The Hat

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    I really don’t know why I didn’t get one of these contraptions sooner, it’s amazing just what you can make with these crazy things.

    I was working on a light for the side of the house and needed a large nut to attach a PIR to a wall bracket to accompany the light, I didn’t have a nut big enough to fit the threads of the PIR and couldn’t get one till next week.

    So, I taught can the 3D printer make one, and sure enough a couple of hour later I had my answer, I started with just a small nut to make sure I was on the right track, and used that small nut to scale up to the size I needed, (Just lucky first time) Nuts and Pir.jpg

    Is the plastic strong enough to have a strong hold, I can hear someone say, well I reckon so, and the Feckin thing wont rust either, the nut size is 15 mm depth and 35 mm across...
    Nuts.jpg
     
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  8. Jul 26, 2017
    Nifty

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    Holy cow that's amazing!!!

    How in the world did you get the threading correct?!?!
     
  9. Jul 26, 2017
    The Hat

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    I download a file made by theengineer96 of his nut and bolt, but the best part was he made it to the exact DIN_934_M12 standard, so it was ideal.

    I only used the nut and not the bolt and scaled it up to the larger size that I needed, and by varying the nut height I was able to get the correct thread length and spacing, it took 2 tries and it was perfect. :)
    //www.thingiverse.com/thing:2426956
     

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