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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 05-30-2015 02:42 AM 1398 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a buddy on the east coast that needed a part made. He mailed the broken part along with some gardening stuff and I made a 3d model in Solidworks… Will run it on my 3d printer.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain



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#1 posted 05-30-2015 02:45 AM

I watched the kids at school using a 3D printer. Awesome what those things can do.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-30-2015 03:31 AM

Wonder when they will print in steel? ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 05-30-2015 03:33 AM

Great technology Dan.
I’ve heard that if someone needs a tool in the space station the ground crew uploads the plan and it’s printed out upstairs.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 05-30-2015 04:46 PM



Wonder when they will print in steel? ;-))

- TopamaxSurvivor


Hey man
Go to this sight and upload a model and it automatically quotes the part in about 20 types of plastic. Aluminum, bronze, steel,ceramic, wood, gold, silver, gold and platinum.

shapeways.com

When I send this model for a quote I will post the prices on this piece. It is 2.6×2.27×2.0 tall. It is a replacement part for another piece of broken plastic.

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#5 posted 05-30-2015 10:12 PM

Wonder how they print in steel? Seems like it would have to be CNC Milling machine.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 05-30-2015 10:41 PM

Its called laser sintering. Technology is taking another shift. They are printing just about everything now.

3ders.org

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#7 posted 05-30-2015 10:45 PM

I’m printing it in 1/4” thick ABS. The original was 1/8 of a harder plastic so I’m hoping thicker means good enough.

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#8 posted 05-31-2015 12:41 AM

What form is the material when it is deposited? What about adhesion of the gillion little pieces?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 05-31-2015 01:25 AM

I might be wrong but I think there are 3D printers that use metal. No doubt very expensive ones.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 05-31-2015 05:39 AM


I might be wrong but I think there are 3D printers that use metal. No doubt very expensive ones.

- Grumpy

yeah, probably too spendy to give them away and charge big bucks for the toner cartridges ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 05-31-2015 04:01 PM

mine cost $799 but I use it for my design development for my engineering day job

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#12 posted 05-31-2015 04:02 PM

http://www.microcenter.com/product/435491/3D_Pro

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#13 posted 05-31-2015 08:24 PM

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#14 posted 05-31-2015 10:17 PM

3d printer bicycle http://www.3ders.org/articles/20150529-portland-firm-customized-products-with-3d-printed-titanium-bicycle-the-solid.html

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#15 posted 07-17-2015 09:52 PM

Designed this today getting it printed… 20 hr print time and $6.70 worth of of ABS plastic.
It will be used to hold a Neurosurgical Device 0n a CNC CMM in a medical device company.

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