Thread: 3D Printers..
12-28-2013, 06:30 PM #1
Anyone have any 3D printer experience? My kid wants to build one he decided on the makerfarm Prusa 8" i3 kit. All the research ive done says its a great kit and should preform well. Im excited to help build and make parts.
12-28-2013, 06:46 PM #2
How tough/durable are the parts that come out of these ?
12-28-2013, 06:52 PM #3
12-28-2013, 07:34 PM #4
I wasnt super happy with the texture of the parts, the one I played with might have been an earlier model but for what o wanted to do, casting or milling them seemed better. I love the idea and im interested to see what yall come up with.
12-28-2013, 07:37 PM #5
12-28-2013, 07:46 PM #6
12-28-2013, 07:47 PM #7
Im not sure, it was visably rough. I was looking for a smooth glossy finish.
12-31-2013, 12:58 AM #8
We have 3 of them at my school. they print with ABS plastic, I can get some info on them thursday when i go in.
more of a novelty thing in my opinion, helps sometimes with 3D models when designing things but most of the time its just people making random crap as jokes.
01-01-2014, 11:48 AM #9
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- May 2008
- Elephant Butte New Mexico
call me when you can print a steak......(next ten years no doubt) read somewhere that somebody printed a human ear....
exciting technology at an affordable price. BD start making polaris throttle levers pleeze....
01-01-2014, 02:54 PM #10
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- Dec 2006
- Crest Hill, IL
We have one similar at our shop, and we are working on making changes to it for the manufacturer. It does a good job with making small parts, but nothing that is production grade. Once we figure out the frame we will be making a small desktop style version with a small CNC head, for people wanting to make small parts for themselves, or small production runs...Its all neat stuff when in the right hands...
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