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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printers and stuff
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:26 
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PLA but it can run ABS through too.

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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printers and stuff
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Zardoz wrote:
PLA but it can run ABS through too.

Good to know. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printers and stuff
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:35 
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Might have to ask Mark for paddle prints as mines going to be tied up with my Simuloid for some time.

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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printers and stuff
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 13:42 
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Lonewolves wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
PLA but it can run ABS through too.

Good to know. ;)

You can apparently make parts stronger by annealing them in an oven, but depending on the shape it might also ruin them and I have no idea if it actually works:

https://rigid.ink/blogs/news/how-to-ann ... r-strength

Some of the more exotic filaments need more exotic printers, though.

But post a link to the parts you got if you can and I'll have a look. I've got a roll of ABS at home.

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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printers and stuff
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Wow, that's awesome!

I don't actually need anything done at the moment, but I'll let you know if that changes in the future. I'm not sure how long the screw threads will last made out of PLA...


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Do you mean there are metal screws that go into the PLA or screws actually made of PLA? If the former and if I was any good at Autodesk yet I'd rework the design with a recess for a nut to go into.


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markg wrote:
Do you mean there are metal screws that go into the PLA or screws actually made of PLA? If the former and if I was any good at Autodesk yet I'd rework the design with a recess for a nut to go into.

Metal screws go into the PLA threads. So eventually they will get destroyed.


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How long did Hulk take?

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Zardoz wrote:
How long did Hulk take?


Ask your mum

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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printers and stuff
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Can anybody recommend a good 3D printing service, where you send a design file and money and they post you your printed thing back?

I quite fancy making myself a little Retropie handheld console, but even the designs that use ready-made Game Boy shells seem to rely on 3D printed structures that go inside (unless they're one-offs that cram everything in the case and then squirt a pint of hot-melt glue in).


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Firefox wrote:
Can anybody recommend a good 3D printing service, where you send a design file and money and they post you your printed thing back?

I quite fancy making myself a little Retropie handheld console, but even the designs that use ready-made Game Boy shells seem to rely on 3D printed structures that go inside (unless they're one-offs that cram everything in the case and then squirt a pint of hot-melt glue in).

3dhubs.com is where I got mine done.


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Zardoz wrote:
How long did Hulk take?

About eight hours I think.


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Lonewolves wrote:
3dhubs.com is where I got mine done.

That's the badger!

Thanks, LW!


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