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Who here has a 3D Printer or has used one

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    Bugz African Astronaut
    Don't post in this thread if you're going to troll it. Go to the SG one and do it there.


    Is using filament or UV Resin (405nm?). which is better? I want it to be hard like concrete or metal. I don't want plastic toys. I want to print both soft and hard even. do they make a duel one. I want to make 3D Buildings like Greek or Roman architect. or make wooden house structures.

    these printers are expensive if I get an industrial one. so for now I want to buy a decent home version. most of those use resin base. one is 700 bucks that has a resin duel printer. one prints resin 405nm and the other prints some hard substance that you melt by putting it in water to dissolved so it has this sub-cast molding between for odd angular prints? im guessing that's what its used for.

    -discuss your experiences.
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    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    Originally posted by Bugz Don't post in this thread if you're going to troll it. Go to the SG one and do it there.


    Is using filament or UV Resin (405nm?). which is better? I want it to be hard like concrete or metal. I don't want plastic toys. I want to print both soft and hard even. do they make a duel one. I want to make 3D Buildings like Greek or Roman architect. or make wooden house structures.

    you mean like model houses for a railroad hobby or something?

    Resin is harder and finer, you don't have to sand it down as much after printing to get a smooth finish but it's more expensive I believe
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    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    I've considered getting a 3D printer but it's a lot of money to drop on something with limited practical use to me. video unrelated.

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    Bugz African Astronaut
    Originally posted by aldra you mean like model houses for a railroad hobby or something?

    Resin is harder and finer, you don't have to sand it down as much after printing to get a smooth finish but it's more expensive I believe

    Yes. something like that. I dont think I will get a train set but I might lay a smaller half size of plywood down and create a miniature city. not sure what I want to do. starting off with scratch projects and then refine from there. just something to do on my off time. post photos of it on related forums or this site once in a while.

    thanks for the input. I might go resin and then try to find a supplier that sells quality but cheaper. maybe I'll eventually get a filament and use both. resin for finer edging and filament for basic squared off.
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    Bugz African Astronaut
    Originally posted by aldra I've considered getting a 3D printer but it's a lot of money to drop on something with limited practical use to me. video unrelated.

    video unrelated is hilarious. reminds me of that movie with Clint Eastwood playing the Secret Service and John Malcovich (I think he plays that part) made one of these before 3D printers existed.

    but not interested in that. could make some cool war props with it. tanks and miniature planes. cheaper than a model kit. if you could find really inexpensive resins you could print parts and sell them as a model kit. not big profit margin but just for some extra side cash.
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    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    typically you'll need to do some degree of sanding to finish 3d-printed parts because they'll always come out rough.

    Originally posted by Bugz video unrelated is hilarious. reminds me of that movie with Clint Eastwood playing the Secret Service and John Malcovich (I think he plays that part) made one of these before 3D printers existed.

    but not interested in that. could make some cool war props with it. tanks and miniature planes. cheaper than a model kit. if you could find really inexpensive resins you could print parts and sell them as a model kit. not big profit margin but just for some extra side cash.

    there are projects that release open source models for DND and other tabletop games if you're into that - cheaper than buying the figurines, even if the quality isn't as good as the injection-molded ones you can buy at the store.

    something I wanted to do was printing a part in plastic, then using it to make a mold to cast aluminium, lead or another metal with low melting point in:

    https://www.instructables.com/Aluminum-Castings-Created-Directly-From-3d-Printed/
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    Bugz African Astronaut
    Originally posted by aldra typically you'll need to do some degree of sanding to finish 3d-printed parts because they'll always come out rough.



    there are projects that release open source models for DND and other tabletop games if you're into that - cheaper than buying the figurines, even if the quality isn't as good as the injection-molded ones you can buy at the store.

    something I wanted to do was printing a part in plastic, then using it to make a mold to cast aluminium, lead or another metal with low melting point in:

    https://www.instructables.com/Aluminum-Castings-Created-Directly-From-3d-Printed/

    couldn't you use the aluminum with a cement base instead of melting the fine powder? have it harden and not bleed out like heating it? Im not an expert or even tried to melt metal before. but I see all kinds of alternatives to get a visual result that strength value without a big hassle of melting shit and then having to break off the imperfections or remelt and do over.

    using resins with metal particles like a cold forge. this looks fun, but you need a good size out door area away from other people. like deep frying a turkey. its better than baking but if its visually appealing and works for the consumer (game parts for game boards) but if you're trying to make something functional requiring high stress value then melting it is the way to go. it just never seems to come out the way people want it to. I really laugh at people using Sand to mold shit. it's so close but the fucking sand always falls apart.

    I watched those videos from the guy who sadly died in a parachute accident. the one he had his son in the videos. seemed like a nice guy. Yet Wariot and Hiki are still alive.
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    Bugz African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Bugz I watched those videos from the guy who sadly died in a parachute accident. the one he had his son in the videos. seemed like a nice guy. Yet Wariot and Hiki are still alive.

    If you are a zoomer and dont get the joke, it's an old Bill Hick's joke

    "Great performers dye but people like Barry Manilow are still alive." usually got a laugh
    actually this is a good song.

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    As per my message the Anycubic Photon is a great little resin printer to start with...$110 off at the moment and free shipping too.

    https://www.anycubic.com/products/anycubic-photon?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping&gclid=CjwKCAiAz4b_BRBbEiwA5XlVVpYs23mVJzUpK-Y99NLax--K6Ly1nNYPTjyv_r6CWYlXn3BWGq8DBxoCGO8QAvD_BwE
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    Bugz African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson As per my message the Anycubic Photon is a great little resin printer to start with…$110 off at the moment and free shipping too.

    https://www.anycubic.com/products/anycubic-photon?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping&gclid=CjwKCAiAz4b_BRBbEiwA5XlVVpYs23mVJzUpK-Y99NLax--K6Ly1nNYPTjyv_r6CWYlXn3BWGq8DBxoCGO8QAvD_BwE

    I just purchased it on Amazon with free delivery for 169 and there was a "clip coupon" deal and so I got it for 119.00 but 12 dollars in tax it came to 130 total and change.

    not a bad deal at all. half off at this point. I think you have to assemble this out of the box? will allow me to get to know it I guess. I bought 1000g of resin for 26 bucks too. Big deals today. this will be a Christmas present from me. I hope it works for me and keeps me busy.
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
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    Bugz African Astronaut
    there is also a wash and melt tub but its like 115 bucks. as much as the printer. but it cure it too. so you extrude plastic and spacing that melts away in cold water. pretty cool concept.
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