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Sep 03, 2012, 08:16 PM
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3d printing


I just saw a story on the ABC about 3d printers. They reckon a basic set up is about $1k. Imagine in a few years that will drop and we can all have our own printers at home. RC modeling might comeback in a big way if we can all make our own cowls, ribs, stringers easier. Exciting times ahead.....
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Sep 03, 2012, 08:25 PM
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I ordered the Solidoodle the other day. It's a 6-10 week wait, but it's a sub $500 printer with 6"x6"x6" print area....

http://www.solidoodle.com

Matt

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I just saw a story on the ABC about 3d printers. They reckon a basic set up is about $1k. Imagine in a few years that will drop and we can all have our own printers at home. RC modeling might comeback in a big way if we can all make our own cowls, ribs, stringers easier. Exciting times ahead.....
Last edited by Psionic001; Sep 04, 2012 at 07:32 AM.
Sep 03, 2012, 10:13 PM
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Ill have to gibe kt a go since the school has a small one so i may be able to come up with a design of some kind the chuck out. Give my cad skills a test
Sep 03, 2012, 11:01 PM
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forget the cad skills scrub, how about some spelling ones!
Sep 03, 2012, 11:20 PM
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Ha. Hard to tipe farst on the ipad wen warking kwikle
Sep 03, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Just kidding
Sep 04, 2012, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Psionic001
I ordered the Solidoodle the other day. It's a 6-10 week wait, but it's a sub $500 printer with 6'x6'x6' print area....

http://www.solidoodle.com

Matt
I am assuming you mean 6" x 6" x 6"
Sep 04, 2012, 02:57 AM
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I've got an UP! 3D printer, it's pretty handy from time to time.

Here's a turbocharger compressor wheel I made. Not useful, but it came out quite nicely.
Sep 04, 2012, 03:35 AM
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usefull is a secondary priority.....that's cool!
Sep 04, 2012, 03:53 AM
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forget the cad skills scrub, how about some spelling ones!
hahaha touche!
Sep 04, 2012, 03:58 AM
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Would be useful for those lego bits that you lost somewhere and needed it to finish your build!!!
Sep 04, 2012, 04:20 AM
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I reckon electric motor mounts, servo mounts, all for small electrics. Just ideas. Billzilla would know better than me. I havent messed with one yet. Just seen it do it's thing
Sep 04, 2012, 07:36 AM
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Got any Pros and Cons for the UP? Was also looking at getting it as an alternative to the Solodoodle.

How long to print that compressor wheel?

Is the print software any good?


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I've got an UP! 3D printer, it's pretty handy from time to time.

Here's a turbocharger compressor wheel I made. Not useful, but it came out quite nicely.
Last edited by Psionic001; Sep 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM.
Sep 04, 2012, 10:16 AM
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I reckon electric motor mounts, servo mounts, all for small electrics. Just ideas. Billzilla would know better than me. I havent messed with one yet. Just seen it do it's thing
Yeah you can do all stuff with any of the cheap printers.
I go to Thingiverse and search for what I want, download the file, then print it out.
For example this is the GoPro mount I use -

http://www.thingiverse.com/image:147904

Broke one the other day - big deal, just make another one.





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Got any Pros and Cons for the UP? Was also looking at getting it as an alternative to the Solodoodle.

Howling to print that compressor wheel?

Is the print software any good?
The compressor wheel took about an hour or so I think ... ? It's not very fast unfortunately. It's a pretty reasonable machine but yes they have quirks, most of which if you know about aren't a problem.
Forum for them is here - http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/
Oct 07, 2012, 10:02 PM
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I'm very seriously thinking about getting a 3d printer myself. Thinking about the printrbot or solidoodle or other in the $500 range. I'm really wondering how strong these parts are though. I know ABS is normally a extremely strong plastic, but when its extruded layer upon layer, are there ever times that the layers don't adhere properly and split apart?

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Broke one the other day - big deal, just make another one.

I'd be pretty concerned about this. Sure replacing the part is cheap, but considering its a part that holds a $300 camera, it could cost a lot. Especially if the gopro was being used as an fpv camera, then you loose the plane too. Or if you make a motor mount, or control linkage that fails.

Anyone know if these 3d prints are reliable enough for RC use?


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