What do you think about 3d printing?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by davezombiee, Aug 12, 2017.

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  1. davezombiee

    davezombiee New Member

    From this March I started printing 3d for myself and I also opened a shop page on Facebook to get some money.
    For now, the gain was minimal because I spent to invest, but I printed very pretty things and almost all created by myself. Now I'm spending some time printing gadgets from various videogames to try to increase customers. What do you think about it? What do you recommend doing to grow this project?
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  2. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    I think 3D printing is pretty cool. Actually, here are some videos using 3d printing to make white backplates for modding the blackwidow X keyboards:

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  3. Pentalobe

    Pentalobe Active Member

    I have a hobby CNC mill (3-axis ZTW 12x12x7), there is an extruder attachment available but I don't have it.

    With 3d printing you are very limited by materials that can be extruded. You should try a mill :) Wood, aluminum, mild steel, even stone with the right bit and F+S settings.
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  4. Cpt_Disappointment

    Cpt_Disappointment Well-Known Member

    I've always wanted a mini-me, by modeling myself and print it out. Can you tell me the rough estimate of the price? I've never printed anything before
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  5. grahamnt_no_id

    grahamnt_no_id New Member

    I go for 3D printing, its amazing and cool!
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  6. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    3d printing is an amazing technology, and it's cheap enough to get one, and print in home.
    If I were you - I'd ask people or look at some forums, communities, for high demand on custom made parts. For example saw people printing few plastic automotive parts, that are hard or impossible to get from producer.
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  7. mo-iro

    mo-iro Active Member

    it's cool, so expensive, but cool kkkkk
  8. davezombiee

    davezombiee New Member

    Sorry for my late reply.
    Yes, when I have some time I will definitely edit some key on my keyboard ahaha!
    For now I have an Anet A8 and the price is not very high. 130€ the printer and I pay (good) PLA 1kg/14€+shipping.
    Electrical consumption is very low.
    Yes, good advice! I still have to improve my 3D modeling but I definitely have to do it :)
    Naah not so expensive :)
  9. Cpt_Disappointment

    Cpt_Disappointment Well-Known Member

    Mate. 130€ ain't cheap for me. I guess I should stick to flat photo of my ugly face in a fancy frame for less than 5 buck lmao.

    We have local print company as well, only one in this country to be specific, and they charge $6/hour. How long do you think it will take to print a mini-me?
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  10. davezombiee

    davezombiee New Member

    mmh it depends on the quality you want and on which print speeds they use. If they use a 60/70mms, I think 6/7 hours, but I'm not sure
  11. Cpt_Disappointment

    Cpt_Disappointment Well-Known Member

    By quality, you mean poly or texture? I'm sure gonna use my face photo for the face. I need advice here
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  12. davezombiee

    davezombiee New Member

    By quality I mean the layer height. 0.1mm it's the best but means more print hours. 0.2mm it's standard and the time is halved compared to 0.1mm.
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