Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20

Thread: 3D plastic Printing, Makerspaces - Cross over into Christmas.

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    blacksburg,sc
    Posts
    95
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 3D plastic Printing, Makerspaces - Cross over into Christmas.

    interesting , im gonna wait to see if someone else jumps on the bandwagon with this tech , but im interested in it as is.... its a heck of alot easier then etching boards....
    [img]http://www.christmasinshirley.com/forum/files/grinch64_128.jpg[/img]

    [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOKgXWjwWXg]2007 Xmas Video[/url]

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Posts
    1,534
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 3D plastic Printing, Makerspaces - Cross over into Christmas.

    I'm thinking that's not true....

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Fountain Valley, CA (Orange County, So. Cal)
    Posts
    2,147
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 3D plastic Printing, Makerspaces - Cross over into Christmas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    The bigest drawback of 3D plastic printer is that it produces lot of plastic waste. It is true??
    In general, not true for 2 reasons:
    - 3D printing is an additive process that only deposits material where it is needed*. In contrast, a subtractive process such as traditional milling or machining is much more wasteful because unneeded material needs to be cut away from the oversized piece.
    - object density can be precisely controlled. For example, the interior of non load-bearing parts can be printed using a honeycomb pattern, which makes the final object much lighter and uses *much* less material than a solid object.

    * There are a few times when there is some wastage:
    - when artifacts such as temporary struts are needed to compensate for gravity (ie, when printing a horizontal part in mid air)
    - if you need a raft (temporary horizontal "platform" to hold the part onto the build surface)
    - if the feed rate is too fast for the largest head movement and a little material oozes out the nozzle, creating a thread that needs to be cleaned up (similar to those from a glue gun)

    don
    Click for display details >>
    web site: http://www.eShepherdsOfLight.com or http://www.facebook.com/eShepherdsOfLight
    technical articles: http://downloads.eshepherdsoflight.com

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Becker, MN
    Posts
    62
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 3D plastic Printing, Makerspaces - Cross over into Christmas.

    Instead of printing an entire enclosure, one could make use of an existing enclosure, but just print "adapters" for their boards. It may not only be cheaper than printing the entire thing, but much faster to print a smaller part (15-20 minutes). I've done this many times for Arduinos and Raspberry Pis.
    In the midst of rebuilding a fabulous Christmas display.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Becker, MN
    Posts
    62
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 3D plastic Printing, Makerspaces - Cross over into Christmas.

    I also save all my scrap plastic and mix with a bit of acetone to create a sludge which is great for bonding or even polishing.
    In the midst of rebuilding a fabulous Christmas display.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Goodrich, Michigan
    Posts
    604
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 3D plastic Printing, Makerspaces - Cross over into Christmas.

    Ok, I have 10 SS16 boards and want to mount them in CG1500 (I think). instead of buying cutting boards to mount to, can someone print some offset mounts? (Pieces would screw to the cg1500 bosses, with an offset lined up to the holes in the circuit board.)

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    10,283
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 3D plastic Printing, Makerspaces - Cross over into Christmas.

    Quote Originally Posted by buymyemu View Post
    Ok, I have 10 SS16 boards and want to mount them in CG1500 (I think). instead of buying cutting boards to mount to, can someone print some offset mounts? (Pieces would screw to the cg1500 bosses, with an offset lined up to the holes in the circuit board.)
    The SS16's fit into the CG-1000s quite well - - diyledexpress has mounting plates for them as well - I used them on my 3x 16SS boards - highly recommended...
    [COLOR=#000080][B][I]Brian[/I][/B][/COLOR]

    [COLOR=#ff0000]Christmas in San Jose! - [URL="http://www.christmasinsj.com"]WEB[/URL] - [URL="https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasInSanJose"]FB[/URL] - [URL="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1W78s7liEQEE0ed7WSyLF7B6j3lBX43w"]VIDEOS[/URL]
    [/COLOR][COLOR=#800080]Halloween in San Jose! - [URL="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Halloween-in-San-Jose/356280784428581?ref=tn_tnmn"]FB[/URL]
    [SIZE=1]2015 Halloween Show - Planning now - hopefully some house projection...
    2015 Christmas Show - 5x E681-12, 1x 6804, Ren48LSD, 3x RenSS16, 1x Falcon16v2 (w/expander), 24x90 WS2811 pixel MT (James MT Strips), 12x DIYC Floods, SuperPixelStar, 3x Pixel Arches, PixaBulb House outline
    [/SIZE]
    [/COLOR][SIZE=3][COLOR=#008000][I]Ignorance is Temporary [/I][/COLOR][COLOR=#800080][I]- [/I][/COLOR][COLOR=#ff0000][I]Stupidity is Forever[/I][/COLOR][COLOR=#800080][I]...[/I][/COLOR][/SIZE][I][COLOR=#ff0000]
    [/COLOR][/I]

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hemet, California
    Posts
    190
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 3D plastic Printing, Makerspaces - Cross over into Christmas.

    Getting close to retirement age and looking for a source of extra revenue I bought a MakerGear M2 with the intent of providing 3D printing services for prototyping. I bought the kit to save a few dollars. I made several items last season to used in our display. Printed a mount for wireless Komby boards and used a length of PVC pipe and a cap to cover the assembly. To improve performance of our wireless floods replaced the existing metal cover with a printed one (dark gray, visible in side view of flood). Also printed a bracket to mount floods to a length of rebar. All the the Items worked as planned. Making some revisions to the flood mounting system for next season though. All the items were printed using PLA. It take allot of time to print an item. For example it took about 1 1/2 hours to print one flood cover.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Way too many lights..... I must be going insane!

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    2014 videos [url]https://vimeo.com/album/1798131[/url]
    2013 videos [url]https://vimeo.com/album/2653050[/url]

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Pacifica, Calif (30mins from downtown San Francisco)
    Posts
    2,192
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 3D plastic Printing, Makerspaces - Cross over into Christmas.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo3301 View Post
    It take allot of time to print an item. For example it took about 1 1/2 hours to print one flood cover.
    Yeah, but you're going to be retired; you'll have nothing but time! ;-) ...

    \dmc
    ________________________
    The only thing more dangerous than a software engineer with a soldering iron
    or a hardware engineer with a compiler is a liberal-arts major with either.
    [b]Christmas lights:[/b] [url]http://www.PacificaLights.info/[/url]
    [b]uC/LED hacking:[/b] [url]http://www.dmcole.net/[/url]

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Goodrich, Michigan
    Posts
    604
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 3D plastic Printing, Makerspaces - Cross over into Christmas.

    Yes, but, 1 1/2 hours is the time between Lunch and bedtime.

  11. Likes frankv liked this post
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •