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Reprap Prusa i3 ...

Post by Bantum » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:04 pm

Another printer that caught my eye :

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Found here : http://au.dhgate.com/product/new-2014-o ... vQodrqEAHA

More with in my price range too ... ! Going for about $600, so looking at putting one together soon.

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Post by El_Freddo » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:17 pm

Looks good mate!

What size can this print to? Small XV utes to display in dealerships? :twisted:

Anyone developed one that can print multi coloured for extra detail/"eye candy"?

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Post by Bantum » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:56 am

I recon we will get close to about a 200x200x150mm cube ( TBC ). Beauty of this system is you can alter the length of bar to increase the print area.

I'm assembling one now during weekly visits to 'Hack' session @ the Edge. So once I'm familiar with this set up I might build my own ... ;)

The plan is to do all sorts of 3D printing, so will keep you updated on progress ... :D

P.S. - There are printers that can 'multi print' different colours, but for now you just have to change the filament over if you want a different colour ... :)

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Prusa i3 ...

Post by Bantum » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:54 pm

Done some more work on the 3D printer & have nearly finished assembly I reckon - should have it set up and running soon ... :)

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More info here : Prusa i3

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Post by T.Farm.Brumby » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:31 am

One of my good mates recently built a prusa i3! I've been umming and arring about whether or not to get him to give me a hand building one.

Have you seen the ethyl (I think) vapour method to make your prints smooth as hell?

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More 3d stuff ...

Post by Bantum » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:09 pm

Thanks Tom, yes I have ... :)

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See here for more : http://taulman3d.com/t-glase-optics.html

P.S. I also found this on Thingiverse - might be of interest to some :

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Might just see what else is out there ... ;)

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Post by Phizinza » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:30 am

I use Solidworks, then STL the file, run it thru Slic3r (I'm still getting better luck with version 0.99). Send the code to the printer with Pronterface. Firmware choice is important too. Not sure if there's a better solution for gen7 electrics but I use Marlin firmware as it does "look ahead" which means it can hold velocity around stepped arcs instead of stopping at every change of direction.
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Post by El_Freddo » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:04 pm

Phizinza wrote:I use Solidworks, then STL the file, run it thru Slic3r (I'm still getting better luck with version 0.99). Send the code to the printer with Pronterface. Firmware choice is important too. Not sure if there's a better solution for gen7 electrics but I use Marlin firmware as it does "look ahead" which means it can hold velocity around stepped arcs instead of stopping at every change of direction.
I'd love a 3D printer - but I don't know how to draw up in CAD or something of the like, plus I have no time and what you've said above sounds like way too much effort!

But it'd be cool to be able to print up just about what ever you need - even pieces you want machined so the machinist can see exactly what you want made.

My first piece would be a replacement locking centre diff housing as mine's worn but still usable. I'd love a new unit as finding a replacement is expensive or non existent :(

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3D Scanner ...

Post by Bantum » Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:20 am

Another complementary component on the way is a 3D scanner :

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More Info + Images here : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 319&type=1

The idea is to scan all those plastic subi bits that are no longer made & reprint them ... :)

Might see if we can get a 'collection' of parts together & host them somewhere ... :idea:

So what do you reckon is the best site to upload .stl files to ... :?:

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Post by steptoe » Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:18 am

I think Post Offices or OfficeWorks or the like will jump on the 3D printing service before too long offering the printers and choice of materials. Then the junk shops will offer print your own $2 toy for the kids :)

I know, Masters could offer it over Bunnings...REPCO would be more appropriate outlet though eh ?

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Getting Closer ...

Post by Bantum » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:07 am

Haven't heard anything yet Steptoe - Will keep an eye on that.

In the mean time, I can say that the printers I'm working on are just about ready to go & will be available for 'jo blow' to scan & print whatever they want - ( you will still need to do inductions, etc. )

Hope to be scanning & printing Subi bits soon ... :)

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Side Note : By the look of it I'll have to go back & relink all the FB images in this thread though ... :(

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Post by steptoe » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:46 am

enjoyed the Tara Dennis demo (in more ways than one :) ) of a 3D printer on BH&G last night, and of course forgot the brand of 3D printer :(

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Subaru bits ...

Post by Bantum » Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:20 pm

Added a few more bits to the collection of Subaru parts ...

Subaru Center Cap Retaining Ring :

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Subaru 4WD Badge :

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More found here :http://www.thingiverse.com/Bantum_Works ... baru-bits-

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Post by steptoe » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:57 am

Bantum, you know what I am going to ask now that I have seen that badge eh ? BRUMBY badge for the front guards/wings /fender recess !! Just wanna see it in blue on grey grid paper :)

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Get Printing ...

Post by Bantum » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:41 am

Done :

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Will start a new thread with all the new parts on it ...( link to go here )

Add : showthread.php?p=241155#post241155

Haven't got round to printing them all yet though ... :(

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Ciclop Scanner ...

Post by Bantum » Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:19 am

I've also been working on the 3d scanner & have nearly finished it ... :)

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FB Images that go here may disappear ... :mad:

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I'll post some results up when I have something decent to show ... ;)

For those wanting to know more see here :

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:954056

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Post by steptoe » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:27 am

just seen a 3D printer by dremel at Bunnings, then five minutes later cruising through my jaycar mailer they have one in stand alone style - no PC required - just shove the file in via SD slot or sumptin' and you are off!

Can't wait for someone like Officeworks to offer a 3D printing service !

Think I should learn this stuff ....

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Testing ..

Post by Bantum » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:03 am

Did some more testing :

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+ short clip of it working :
Got to put it back together now ...

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New 3D Printer ...

Post by Bantum » Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:04 pm

Bit of an update, went & got a new printer the other day :
( Courtesy of the Covid pandemic Fund )

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I'd note that the cost of them has come down considerably since last time I looked & Should make for some interesting results ... :mrgreen:

Cioa, Bantum ...

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