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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
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    Default This thread is 3D printed.

    So I just got my resin printer set up, and I'm surprised we didn't already have a thread for 3D printing.

    Fresh off mine is a Starfinder skittermander. 'Cept one of his left arms did not come out right.

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    Default Re: This thread is 3D printed.

    I'm super interested in resin printers, especially given recent events.

    For those unfamiliar with the fun of owning a 3D printer....
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    Default Re: This thread is 3D printed.

    I'm finding ventilation and cleanup to be the biggest drawbacks of a resin printer. The liquid resin smells nasty and sticks to everything, so having a well-ventilated area you can run printer and print cleanup in is essential.

    This halfling operative is actually a mash-up of two Heroforge sculpts in Tinkercad. (Why can't Heroforge let you have just a single cyberarm?)

    Grey primer over white resin here:
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    The first print of the gnome solarion didn't have enough supports on the arm with the fireball, so after cleaning the resulting lump out of the vat and trying again with more supports, here she is, supports and all:

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    Default Re: This thread is 3D printed.

    Ooh, fun! I don't have my own printer, so I have to use the ones at the library (when it's open ) or at Shapeways. Mostly what I do is dice (there's a link in the RPG Member Commercial Content thread), but lately, I've been working on a more ambitious (and much slower) project: Between 3D printing and laser-cutting, I think I can come up with a design for a real, functioning tuba, that could be made for under $100.
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    Default Re: This thread is 3D printed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
    Ooh, fun! I don't have my own printer, so I have to use the ones at the library (when it's open ) or at Shapeways. Mostly what I do is dice (there's a link in the RPG Member Commercial Content thread), but lately, I've been working on a more ambitious (and much slower) project: Between 3D printing and laser-cutting, I think I can come up with a design for a real, functioning tuba, that could be made for under $100.
    I've done a little plastic welding slide-vuvuzela project before, and one of the things I encountered during my research is that copper wind instruments are made of copper because of its antimicrobial properties. Plastic (probably highly dependent on the exact plastic used) could prove quite a good growing surface for quite a few different biological nasties if regularly provided with fresh spit. This wasn't much of a problem for my project, because I wasn't going to be playing it that much. (After all, referee whistles and the likes are often made from plastic, and those seem to do just fine.) But if you're thinking on tackling big tuba it might be worth taking into consideration.

    Cool project though.
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    Default Re: This thread is 3D printed.

    So I'm realizing why so many of my prints are coming out warped: I'm using an open window for ventilation, this puts the room's temperature well above the 25C my resin recommends.

    I'm, trying an overnight print now while it's cooler out. If this works, I'll then be able to use a dyer duct to vent the fumes and mostly close the window.

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    Default Re: This thread is 3D printed.

    How are tree supports working out for you? I just found out about them recently and have heard nothing but good things.
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    Default Re: This thread is 3D printed.

    I had the privilege to work with a custom built direct laser writing system as part of my Master's thesis, which is basically single micron resolution 3D printing. I'm not there anymore sadly, but while there I had pretty free reign to use the thing when I wanted. Not really accessible tech, but I wanted to share.

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    Lab also had a conventional Formlabs printer which served us pretty well.
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    Default Re: This thread is 3D printed.

    You printed statues so small you need (well, not quite need need, but certainly getting close) an electron microscope to properly image it?

    Nice.
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    Default Re: This thread is 3D printed.

    Got 2 FDM printers at work but as a sometimes wargame am really interested in resin. The one thing that stuck with me while looking at youtube vids, you eventually have to change the screen it uses to cure. That's a significant cost (relative to machine).

    And working with the resins seems very very messy.


    But the resin printers do seem to be doing today roughly what I was hoping 10-15 years ago 3D priting might be then. Hoping another 5-10 years will make them more normal people friendly.

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    Default Re: This thread is 3D printed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lvl 2 Expert View Post
    You printed statues so small you just need (well, not quite need need, but certainly getting close) an electron microscope to properly image it?

    Nice.
    Yep! And it just takes straight STL files too.

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