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  07 July 2014
Doing 3d Printing? Show us your work...

I am doing some 3d printing and I would to show some my pieces,
but as they say, I would love to see some of the work you guys are doing first.

So post it right here in this gallery, and knows, maybe I can make a pitch to support more of this type of work in these parts.

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  07 July 2014
I do a lot of 3D printing and 3D printer development. Unfortunately practically all the stuff i design, using Cinema 4D, is for technical purposes.
Usually i create a polygon model not only for printing but also for preview renderings of functions and for collision detection etc.
Some stuff can be found here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Bj%C3%B6rnMarl/photos
http://my.bonkers.de/index.php/3d-printing

One simple but nice thing i designed and printed is this keychain

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  07 July 2014
I just got into 3d printing this month, so I don't really have much. I did start to print some test peices of an ABS filter ring for my Tokina 10-17 fisheye lens. Its meant to cover up the edges of the lens hood so that when you place a filter or adapter on the 58mm threaded hood, there's no light leakage. I plan on glueing a 58-72mm step ring to the printed ring, for 72mm filters. I've also been messing with a version that has threads, so I wouldn't need the step ring, but the printing tolerances are proving tricky. Also when I have everything perfect I'll probably get some black ABS.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nn9wpfql2...72mm%20001B.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/o0zdtemvm...72mm%20002B.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zs58umyct...72mm%20003B.jpg
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  07 July 2014


Been playing with 3D printing for a few months now, and bought my own printer too. Here's just a few of the recent tests I've been running.

Also on my blog http://arddigital.co.uk/blog/ there's some more in depth posts about my prints.
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  07 July 2014
Man I'm jealous. It all looks cools fellas, from the technical to the artistic.
Making practical items virtually for real world use, love it.
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  07 July 2014
Originally Posted by WyattHarris: from the technical to the artistic

Which reminds me of this handy thing i designed
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:38984

An adapter to put a 2 1/2" SSD into an old style MacPro
Due to the way most common adapters are build they don't work with the Macs locking sliders. I originally designed it for some of our developers that wanted to speed up their development systems, but i think many artists would like to speed up their rigs as well.
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  07 July 2014
had some fairly good results using shapeways





their metal printing is pretty cool, they print a wax one and make a cast iirc

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  07 July 2014
this one from shapeways too
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  07 July 2014
Well for my adapter ring, I was able to print threads so that a filter will screw right into the ring. The fit is a little tight, so I mights adjust the tolerances to something like 0.05mm more, which has already been adjusted to a whole 0.25mm, so that would end up being 0.3mm, which I figured I would have to make some adjustments with extruded ABS. From what I've researched, ABS can require anything from 0.1mm to 0.5mm in tolerance adjustments, depending on the printer / filament. Man I can't wait to get some black and maybe some red ABS.

I would like to start messing around with acetone smoothing for ABS, which I believe can help to reduce the need for for larger tolerances. Does anyone here have any experience with acetone smoothing? The vapor smoothing looks pretty involved and dangerous. I've seen that you can dip parts in acetone for a few seconds and then let them air dry. I was considering trying to find a bottle that I can spray parts with, which might yield good results, the problem is in finding a sprayer that wouldn't be damaged by the acetone itself.

Originally Posted by RobertoOrtiz: So post it right here in this gallery, and knows, maybe I can make a pitch to support more of this type of work in these parts.

-R


BTW I definitely think a gallery would be would be great. What would also be great is a WIP section for 3D printing, to maybe see the progress on complicated or even basic projects.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jygwv3v4v...72mm%20004B.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wtva5awi4...72mm%20006B.jpg
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Last edited by Ian31R : 02 February 2015 at 08:01 PM.
 
  07 July 2014
Originally Posted by Ian31R: I would like to start messing around with acetone smoothing for ABS, which I believe can help to reduce the need for for larger tolerances. Does anyone here have any experience with acetone smoothing? The vapor smoothing looks pretty involved and dangerous. I've seen that you can dip parts in acetone for a few seconds and then let them air dry. I was considering trying to find a bottle that I can spray parts with, which might yield good results, the problem is in finding a sprayer that wouldn't be damaged by the acetone itself.

Don't bother with immersion, it will not work as you expect. The best results so far i got using hot vapor. Depending on the item you can get a smooth finish as if it were injection molded.
Sorry for the crappy iPad shots
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Bj%C3%...733123702088243
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  07 July 2014
Does anyone have a Form 1+ printer? I have been looking at printers trying to decide which one to get and that seems to be the best of the bunch as far as quality goes.
 
  07 July 2014




I've got a little creative project printing and painting psychedelic masks

https://www.facebook.com/Maskadelic
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  07 July 2014
Originally Posted by Srek: Don't bother with immersion, it will not work as you expect. The best results so far i got using hot vapor. Depending on the item you can get a smooth finish as if it were injection molded.
Sorry for the crappy iPad shots
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Bj%C3%...733123702088243


I agree with the immersion not working, but I also think hot vapour isn't brilliant either, unless you have a real complex setup where you use fans to evenly distribute the vapour.

I find cold vapour to be much easier, and gives better results, but does take longer. Acetone by its nature will vaporise at room temp, so by putting your print into a closed container, the vapour will work, but as I say, it can take hours to see the results.



Anyway I'm always testing and playing with this kinda thing, check out my instagram if you're interested http://instagram.com/punch_ard_digital

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  07 July 2014
Originally Posted by DeanPunchard: Acetone by its nature will vaporise at room temp, so by putting your print into a closed container, the vapour will work, but as I say, it can take hours to see the results.

That was actually my biggest problem with cold vapor. With hot vapor it takes only minutes, if that, so you can just watch and terminate at the moment it is to your liking. If you expose things for to long the whole object will become soft and deform.
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  07 July 2014
Originally Posted by Srek: That was actually my biggest problem with cold vapor. With hot vapor it takes only minutes, if that, so you can just watch and terminate at the moment it is to your liking. If you expose things for to long the whole object will become soft and deform.


Did you find much problems with taller pieces, like the bottom "melting" more than the top?
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