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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > 3d printing
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marky
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Forum Posts: 86
6th Aug 2017 16:04  
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Try something different day at work on Friday so signed up for the 3D printing workshop ,we had to design something and then print the first attempt was a bit rough, scaled it down worked fine did 4 prints in silver changed to a different PLA , nozzle size and multiple print not exactly what everyone else was printing but my choice seemed more useful than a mobile phone holder


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RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 599
6th Aug 2017 16:31  
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Good for you Mark 👍
I do like an individualist 😉
Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
rolfman2000
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Forum Posts: 68
6th Aug 2017 18:01  
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How brilliant for a try something different day. That's great Marky. We'll all be shouting you to get stuff printed out now. I've been trying to find somewhere to learn all this stuff to use myself. From the pictures and dialogue, it sounds as though you've got the hang of it all. Well done you mate. Just hope I can too. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

marky
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 86
6th Aug 2017 19:28  
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a clean up a touch of paint looking good .kept the file so may try a few variations when i can access the printer


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Dave M
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7th Aug 2017 09:44  
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Hi marky
Are you intending to share on pinterest?
Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave
marky
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 86
7th Aug 2017 10:08  
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Hi Dave ,

this may make me seem very old or a bit of a caveman but I have no idea what pinterest is ,

cheers Mark

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 599
7th Aug 2017 10:16  
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Welcome to the club! 😲
😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)





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7th Aug 2017 18:40  
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Ho marky
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/
Its a collection of all kinds of projects covering almost everything, but once you start using you will be shown new links to the items in which you might be interested. People share their ideas for free.
I should possibly have said Thingiverse re the 3D files.
https://www.thingiverse.com/
Cheers
Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave
Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
7th Aug 2017 19:43  
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The world is your oyster on Thingiverse!!
If you can imagine it there will be a 3D STL model on there, hell, even if you can't imagine it there will be a model on there👍
I'm currently on with printing a 1/16 LCM3 landing craft, it's a bit of a beastie.
Cheers
Wayne


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marky
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Forum Posts: 86
7th Aug 2017 22:11  
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Ricky who took the workshop does a lot of research work with the medical school and had some examples of heart valves that he had printed and plates for skull injuries where they scan the damage and then print a new bit of skull ,puts my vents into perspective

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 599
8th Aug 2017 00:43  
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and his years of experience and research put the perspective back into kilter😉 Hope none of us ever need his products 🤔
All things are relative!
Good night from Munich, cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 599
8th Aug 2017 00:48  
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Hi Wayne;
Looks like high rise flats for bees at the moment 😉😉
How does the cost of filament and electricity compare with conventional material or a kit?? How many reels is that so far?
How ig is the bed? Looks enormous😲
Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
8th Aug 2017 08:27  
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Hehe, that print is still going after 24 hours, I'll post a pic when done.
The PLA I'm using costs £10 for a 1kg 400m spool. I'm guessing now but this project will use approx 7 spools...
Electric I've no idea lol.
The pic is distorted, I'll post another tonight, print area is 220 x 220 x 240
Cheers
Wayne

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 599
8th Aug 2017 09:48  
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Hm, LCM3 50 ft? ~95cm at 1/16, so I suppose you have to do the hull in 4 chunks! Finished for Christmas ?😉
Here some inspiration for the deco -
http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/5-schiffe-ww2/1880-lcm3-...
and here a real one -
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Higgins_...

Cheers Doug 😎
PS where's Donald???


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"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
8th Aug 2017 10:14  
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Hehe, the lower hull is split into 12 chunks, 2 on the pic above, the front ramp is in 9 pieces, the upper hull is loads, the orlecan guns 7 parts each, etc etc etc
At least the cabin printed in one piece...
Finished by Xmas, yes, just not sure which one😂
Cheers
Wayne

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 599
8th Aug 2017 12:21  
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Ye Gods and little fishes!!!😲
Still I guess most of the time it just gets on with it while you do something else (like answer dumb posts! 😉)
How long does it take to chomp through a reel?
Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
8th Aug 2017 13:00  
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Dependant on what you're printing anything between 1-150m per 24 hours actually printing, I try to have mine printing on average 12 hours per day, so I use approx 700+m per week or 2 coils or £20.
The Mrs doesn't know yet but I'm contemplating buying a second printer😂
Cheers
Wayne

Dave M
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Forum Posts: 1229
8th Aug 2017 13:07  
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You do like to live life to the full. Suit of armour may be on your to do list?
Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 599
8th Aug 2017 13:11  
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Oh yeh! Oh Yeh! 😲
Yep, full set of Kevlar seems to be in order! 😉
Can you get Kevlar on reels ?? 😁


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
8th Aug 2017 18:22  
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You can get carbon fibre 😂👍
Here's a pic of the first 4 pieces of the lower hull & the front ramp.
Cheers
Wayne


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Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
8th Aug 2017 18:30  
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And a couple more👍


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rolfman2000
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 68
8th Aug 2017 18:47  
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Wow Wayne. You've come a long way since a try something different day. If I have missed something, please, what machine are you using ? Is it one that a normal human being can afford ? Those parts for your LCM are looking pretty good. I , as I am sure others are seriously impressed with your work so far. Keep the reports coming in, we are loving them. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

marky
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 86
8th Aug 2017 19:09  
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brilliant bit of printing Wayne ,i will see if Ricky will let me take some pictures of his medical stuff ,i think his printer cost around 85K its multi headed and can mix the filler to different constituancies so he can print for example a car with rubber tyres

Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
8th Aug 2017 19:18  
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I'd love an expensive printer but for the moment I'm doing ok with my £160 Anet A8.
Oh, here's one I prepared earlier, the LCM3 cabin with hinged door👍
Cheers
Wayne


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Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
8th Aug 2017 19:21  
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Another try, I hate it when the proportion gets squashed


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 599
8th Aug 2017 19:31  
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Maybe if we all club together !? 😉👍
😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 599
8th Aug 2017 19:33  
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I was wondering how much finishing there is to do when printed -
Now I know 😉


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
marky
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 86
9th Aug 2017 21:09  
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in the workshop they use chloraform to smooth the surface down ,this is done in a fume cabinet the chloraform is heated to 60°c and the fumes work on the surface not exactly something you can do in the kitchen ,saying that some of the things folk have asked about i wouldn't be surprised

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 599
9th Aug 2017 21:16  
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Yup! I might get an unpleasant visit from the Bundeskriminalamt' if I started ordering chloroform!! 😡


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
9th Aug 2017 23:52  
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Hehe, that's easy for you to say.
A lot of people use acetone to smooth their prints to a near like mirror finish, unfortunately it doesn't work on the PLA filament I use, it's good old fashioned elbow grease for me👍
Oh, fresh off the printer at 11pm, it's been running since 8am this morning 😱
The 3rd slice of the lower hull passenger side (lol), I'll print the drivers side tomorrow 🤓👍
Cheers
Wayne


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 599
10th Aug 2017 01:00  
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Love the multi-colour design! Very modish 😉😁


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
10th Aug 2017 01:06  
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Nothing a good tin of paint won't sort👍

epmbcmember
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 7
10th Aug 2017 11:57  
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Hi, Very interesting posts about 3D printing. Can you say where the 3D printing course was and how much the course cost.

marky
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 86
10th Aug 2017 12:15  
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I work at an art college which is part of a University and the course was a" try something different day " where you could sign up to try various processes when there are less students about ,they also offered things like screen printing, photography workshops and other courses to let employees sample things that they might never do ,the course was free all you needed was youthful exuberance or in some cases like mine just exuberance .

Cheers Marky

Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
10th Aug 2017 13:52  
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I taught myself on YouTube, the printer itself arrived in a million pieces that I had to put together. I followed a 40 minute YouTube tutorial & it worked first time (8 hours later lol)
A channel called Makers Muse run by a young Australian chap is very informative.
To get started you download the required STL file or files for what you want to make from Thingiverse, you'll need a programme to manipulate the STL file in that also creates the gcode file that the printer uses. I use a programme called Slic3r yes Slic3r, it's quite easy to use, there are plenty of others, I'm told Acura is good also.
In the programme you put in the printing parameters you want to use, layer height, speeds etc, you can rotate the object to how you want to print it & then hit export gcode. That file goes onto the SD card which you put into the printer.
You hit print file on the printer menu & you sit back admiring all your hard work.
I know I've simplified it a lot but it's nothing you can't pick up off YouTube & a 30 minute call to me, I'd gladly help anyone👍
Cheers
Wayne

Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
10th Aug 2017 16:55  
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Here's another I prepared earlier, I found the file for it on Thingiverse, unfortunately the file made a boat 300mm long, so I printed all the parts at 200% size👍
I've got all the running gear for it now except for the water jacket for the brushless motor, come on China, get your finger out!
Cheers
Wayne


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 599
10th Aug 2017 17:23  
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Cute! But isn't the conventional way of producing children more fun??
OH, sorry 😲 - you meant the boaty thing! 😉😉


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 599
10th Aug 2017 17:31  
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For all novices like me! This site is useful for general info, How Tos, Projects, printers, filament and software and reviews and sources.

https://all3dp.com/

that's why it's called 'all3dp' 😉
Sign up for their news letter. Highly recommendable.
Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
11th Aug 2017 18:09  
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Slowly slowly catchy monkey 🐒🐒


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marky
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Forum Posts: 86
11th Aug 2017 23:39  
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hi Wayne,Rickys away on honeymoon for the next couple of weeks so will post spme pictures of his stuff when he gets back ,he even has a 3D print of Robert Burns skull and some of brains modeled from a brain scan.

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 599
11th Aug 2017 23:55  
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We all have our hobby!! 🤔😲


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
12th Aug 2017 02:25  
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I guess what ever floats your boat🤓👍

Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 94
14th Aug 2017 22:03  
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I've had a productive weekend on the LCM3, fingers crossed I should have the lower hull completed this week. The upper hull looks interesting....
I have been working on another project in the background, I'll reveal all when the 48mm prop arrives from China🤓
Cheers
Wayne


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Midlife306
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Forum Posts: 94
20th Aug 2017 19:11  
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The LCM3's lower hull is now complete, I'm busy sanding & filling, I've found this "Squadron Products white putty" to be an excellent filler for 3D prints.
This weekend I've completed 5 pieces of the upper hull, things are looking good for an epic super gluing session next weekend, after Haydock 😂👍
Cheers
Wayne


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Midlife306
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Forum Posts: 94
20th Aug 2017 19:13  
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Can you tell what it is yet?


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Midlife306
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Forum Posts: 94
20th Aug 2017 19:27  
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Any closer?


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Midlife306
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Forum Posts: 94
20th Aug 2017 19:47  
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Ohhh the anticipation...🤓


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