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Posted: 04/05/22 12:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WOW, that's impressive.

I despise supports as much as you despise glue and hairspray. I try to design with the intent of avoiding supports. But like you said, sometimes you just have to suck it up.


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2112 wrote:

WOW, that's impressive.

I despise supports as much as you despise glue and hairspray. I try to design with the intent of avoiding supports. But like you said, sometimes you just have to suck it up.


lol sometimes its not worth the design time. i spent 2 hours trying to avoid supports on one design. ran it through the slicer, it was 20 minutes and 3 cents of support, just not worth it. I am looking at a dual extruder model in the future, maybe pva supports IDK.





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Posted: 04/06/22 06:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Design Time?
How long did it take you to design the grill in as opposed to leaving it out and add some channels along the ledge to let the water out? You quadrupled your print time and used up a lot of material.

If it's a one-off so be it. But what if you need to print 200 units?

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2112 wrote:

Design Time?
How long did it take you to design the grill in as opposed to leaving it out and add some channels along the ledge to let the water out? You quadrupled your print time and used up a lot of material.

If it's a one-off so be it. But what if you need to print 200 units?


surprisingly that grill went together pretty fast, it was the edge angle that took a couple minutes. But again, I didn't think of doing it that way, no I don't plan to sell them, they take too long and cost too much compared to what is on the market already.

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Hasn't been much 3D talk so I thought I'll post this just to keep this thread alive:

We were out of town the past 5 days running around in the Texas heat. I realized this morning I left my water pale out in the 100+ degrees sun.

I went to use it and the spout went to pieces

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After resuscitating my vegetation with some H2O I pulled out my calipers and scratch pad and got to work.

Within 4 hours I had this.
PETG 233C, 0.3mm w/0.4 nozzle, 2 layers

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Faster than Amazon Prime, cheaper than driving to Lowe's for a new one and a whole lot more fun

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been doing some 3d stuff, nothing hugely worth noting, did make some boxes to cover conduit to deal with a wiring issue in my rv, terrible photo, all the white squares and corner piece are 3d printed.

picked up another printer as well, but nothing interesting there. Mostly trying to get ASA printing to be reliable,(tried a g10 print bed, failed) and I think I got there today, will see soon.

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Man,I like your counter top. Did you make that?

Did you get another Ender?

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2112 wrote:

Man,I like your counter top. Did you make that?

Did you get another Ender?


No, Thats the factory bottom for the overcab, with all the cushioning removed.

I picked up another e3v2. I was strongly looking at doing a voron, but the ROI doesn't pencil out for me.

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Ha, I didn't recognize where that was.

I don't know what we would buy if we were in the market today. There is a lot more available on the market today and the technology has grown since I was shopping around in 2015. I see it as a tool, DW sees it as a hobby toy, so it would come down to whatever she says. I'll keep my Prusa and she can have the new toy. I think this Prusa will last me a long time.

I saw Ender has a small flexible enclosure for $60. That's not a had deal if it works

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2112 wrote:

Ha, I didn't recognize where that was.

I don't know what we would buy if we were in the market today. There is a lot more available on the market today and the technology has grown since I was shopping around in 2015. I see it as a tool, DW sees it as a hobby toy, so it would come down to whatever she says. I'll keep my Prusa and she can have the new toy. I think this Prusa will last me a long time.

I saw Ender has a small flexible enclosure for $60. That's not a had deal if it works


Prusa's, are still considered the best option for an out of the box experience, and after talking to voron people, the voron's don't print better then the ender's just faster.

I only got a second printer, because I started selling, and stuff comes in waves.

I am not going to complain about the Ender, my original is rolling up on 1500 hours, and I don't even watch the first layer anymore, turn it on go to bed, get part in the morning etc. and print quality is not really going to be beat, at least not from what I have seen from other printers. ASA print below, no enclosure.

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