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Low budget 3D-printing again ...

Discussion in 'General Entropia Universe Discussion' started by Jamira, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Remember you are having fun doing this..so no rush..keep it fun :)
     
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  2. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Problem is: the amount of fun depends to the amount of money I can spent with :-( This thread about 3D-printing became a blog about bad engineering and bad manufacturing of a printing device. I hate it.
    The plan: I will try to print the missing parts of Tamara V2. By any chance it'll work. I came too far with this model to let it be so easy. Additional I had some other parts in mind for two speaker stands for my wife ... let's see. I will keep the bad printed part with the shift and use it as a proof to be able to give this baby back to Pearl. Even if it prints the missing parts correctly.
     
  3. I hear you fully. but another way to think of it is that since 3d modeling is so new the printers themselves will just be getting cheaper and cheaper and cheaper all the while (hopefully) getting better and better. So with that again just take it slow and have fun.
     
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  4. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Oh yeh... Job (I really should look into planning life beyond the current short term contract, puts it on the todo list - forgets about it)
     
  5. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf



    Soooo.... I was wondering... would the Pandora Tower be possible? McCormick may have the files.

    And this one goes out to everyone (like me) who tried to climb it. (Happy days)



    On the same subject... whoa they had spaceships on the Ithica Landing Pads!!! Why is there still jack shit up there now!! They didn't even bother making a surface for them yet! (3:26)




    Ugh... all this looking at Mr McC's old vids... it is making me rage... more and more I remember what has gone that was never used properly and could have been.... SHOULD have been...

    Actually, this sums the feelings up perfectly... (1:40)

     
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  6. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    I doubt this. 3D-printers are another kind of device than ink printers or digital cameras. Everybody is able to fill a sheet of paper with some text or pictures and can print it. But only a few are able to build propper 3D models. It is not part of our daily life compared to write something or take a photo. 3D prints will stay exotic for a long time if not for ever. Most things are buyable, many are cheap. No need to design and print them. There won't be a mass market soon.
     
  7. Well true but still since this is a new technology all I'm saying is it's going to go down in price for the overall return while getting much better equipment as they work out all the small issues you have run into yourself :).
     
  8. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    ROFL! Okay okay, I was too optimistical. Now I can't boot the printer anymore. Software error.
    They scoop all imaginable problems. I will reset this story completely soon. Stay tuned.
     
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  9. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Well, got the retour voucher from Pearl last night. This will end a very exiting charpter of experiance (1.5 years). I've learned a lot - and probably you too ;-)
    Additionally I got a promising offer for a freelancer job today. So hopefully I'll be able to continue with this projects soon. Damn money!
     
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  10. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Yep, I will get the money back from Pearl via PayPal. That's the good message. The bad message is: I will subscribe a freelancer contract with my customer next days. That means I'll have to buy a SolidWorks (CAD) license soon ... no new printer, no Rhino license, no new 3D models :-( ... kk, I don't complain about that. But it means also that I cannot continue with this issue until I earned enough money. Stay tuned!
     
  11. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Holla! Probably you are right and I was wrong. Yesterday I visited my local dealer and ordered this baby:
    Wanhao Duplicator i3.
    http://wanhaousa.com/products/duplicator-i3-steel-frame

    I saw it printing ... one of the Tamara-parts btw. In PLA this time. It is really promising. Next week I will get it. Stay tuned!
     
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  12. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    what was your old model printed in?
     
  13. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    ABS.
    The tricky part is: the new printer is good for several materials. Let's see.
     
  14. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Ah ABS is what lego is made from,... PLA? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polylactic_acid

    Strangely I was writing about that the other day iirc, related to some research into nano compounds for finding an alternative to metal rods to aid in bone healing
     
  15. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    New printer has arrived this afternoon ;-)
    20150711_192045.

    Let's see what happens.
     
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  16. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    20150713_000654.
     
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  17. Amber Knightley

    Amber Knightley I see dead people.

    That looks pretty nice!
    Is it a better performing printer in terms of fine details? More or less work to do after printing to get a good result (sanding etc.)?
     
  18. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    I don't know yet. atm I'm busy with adjusting everything and learn about what to care for ...
    The print of Tamara's head wasn't that good. But it was made with high speed (3.5 hrs only) and 0.2 mm layer thickness. If I can't improve the results it's not a good printer.
     
  19. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Back to the roots!
    Finally my modeller Ievgeny and I managed to build a good model of the original photo. It's still work in progress. But looks promising:
    upload_2016-11-17_4-27-48.
    Printer is running. It delivers astonnishing results for a $450-printer. TBH: Why to pay more?

    If this one works I will do some metal prints as well. Feels good after all this years and after all this attempts ... ***leans back*** ***has another whiskey*** ***wide grin***
     
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  20. narfi

    narfi Lost

    Nice model. Can't wait to see it printed
     

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