3D PRINTING

RatLabGuy

You look like a monkey and smell like one too
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I'll give it a try with PLA, it should be strong enough as long as he doesn't have more metal dropping on it. I also have ASA but I would worry about warp on a part that big and flat.
PLA is pretty strong, but in my experience it doesn't take much use outdoors before it starts to discolor and break down from UV exposure. PLA+ is a step better if you have it (I generally use PLA+ for everything)
I guess the question is how much @mommucked uses his saw outside ;-)

Yeah ASA is great for its higher UV stability but WOW is it hygroscopic and warpage is just as bad as ABS. We have a ton at work that is considered trash just due to age. It bubbles and pops really bad.
 

mommucked

Endeavoring to persevere
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apex n.c.
PLA is pretty strong, but in my experience it doesn't take much use outdoors before it starts to discolor and break down from UV exposure. PLA+ is a step better if you have it (I generally use PLA+ for everything)
I guess the question is how much @mommucked uses his saw outside ;-)


Yeah ASA is great for its higher UV stability but WOW is it hygroscopic and warpage is just as bad as ABS. We have a ton at work that is considered trash just due to age. It bubbles and pops really bad.
The handle was tight and strong before It was broken off. The spring that holds saw up after the cut is pretty stiff but the handle was solid/strong.The top piece is fine.
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the bottom piece is in pieces, many pieces...
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Tacoma747

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Winston-Salem
Not sure how I missed this thread, I got a 3d printer a couple months ago, not as good of a deal as @RatLabGuy got on his CR10 but was still considerably cheaper than new. I bought a CR10v2 with bltouch and ~15 rolls of filament for $400 (or was it $350??). I have since added a fabric enclosure that is way larger than the printer, I wasn't expecting the size of the enclosure, but oh well. It keeps little fingers off the printer and plenty of space inside the enclosed to leave tools and such sitting.

My 9 year old is showing the 7 year old how to use tinkercad right now. What finally got my boys to WANT to use tinkercad was after I put Corbin's name on a panel for his RC truck. We are printing his first design now, a little robot. Will post a pic in a couple hours.
 

RatLabGuy

You look like a monkey and smell like one too
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Not sure how I missed this thread, I got a 3d printer a couple months ago, not as good of a deal as @RatLabGuy got on his CR10 but was still considerably cheaper than new. I bought a CR10v2 with bltouch and ~15 rolls of filament for $400 (or was it $350??). I have since added a fabric enclosure that is way larger than the printer, I wasn't expecting the size of the enclosure, but oh well. It keeps little fingers off the printer and plenty of space inside the enclosed to leave tools and such sitting.

My 9 year old is showing the 7 year old how to use tinkercad right now. What finally got my boys to WANT to use tinkercad was after I put Corbin's name on a panel for his RC truck. We are printing his first design now, a little robot. Will post a pic in a couple hours.
Thus far I've been pretty happy with it, for a large format budget printer its a deal. Haven't added the BL Touch yet but intend to.

Do you use Cura? There's some weirdness with pre-made profiles for it I haven't been able to figure out. Basically there seem to be none that import correctly...?
 

Tacoma747

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Winston-Salem
Thus far I've been pretty happy with it, for a large format budget printer its a deal. Haven't added the BL Touch yet but intend to.

Do you use Cura? There's some weirdness with pre-made profiles for it I haven't been able to figure out. Basically there seem to be none that import correctly...?
Yes I use Cura. Everything I have printed turns out fine for the most part (as in to scale). Of course have normal issues I have had to figure out like z offset, temps, etc. Have printed mostly parts for rc crawlers.
 

Dawnpatrol

Jesse Higgins
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Apr 25, 2016
Location
Raleigh
The handle was tight and strong before It was broken off. The spring that holds saw up after the cut is pretty stiff but the handle was solid/strong.The top piece is fine.
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the bottom piece is in pieces, many pieces...
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@mommucked I've got the lower handle printed. Had to do it in two prints then glue them together, but it should be strong enough for what you need. I'll pm you on getting the part to you.
 

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JSJJ388

GREEN GREMLIN
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Haven't updated in a while, but been printing away. FWIW, I use mattercontrol and like it a lit better than cura.

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Tacoma747

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Winston-Salem
The 9 y/o drew this by himself (2nd thing hame has drawn). The first 'bot' he drew printed horrible but he was still happy with it as a nerf target, but I think the bed had gotten out of level (I guess the knobs on the bottom of the bed need locknuts or something?)

I did separate the legs from the body on this one to avoid having as much supports, just hot glued them on.

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Tacoma747

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R/c crawlers chassis' rotate to new versions on a regular basis, or adding things like the custom panels and name on the hood on this one. I have had decent luck selling excess parts for these trucks on eBay or at the local hobby shop. I am printing a modified version of this chassis right now for my crawler.

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RatLabGuy

You look like a monkey and smell like one too
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Churchville, MD

RatLabGuy

You look like a monkey and smell like one too
Joined
May 18, 2005
Location
Churchville, MD
but I think the bed had gotten out of level (I guess the knobs on the bottom of the bed need locknuts or something?)
Best thing you can do for most cheap 3d printers is replace the springs. Def helped w/ my CR10. Get some longer or stiffer ones so it really take a lot to move the bed, it will stay in the same place a whole lot more. Aside from it making it harder to shift out of whack, the extra stress on the tightening bolts decreases the chances they will move.
I rarely have to level by Bibo or CR10 anymore.
 
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