Journal #8477

Posted 3 years ago2014-12-03 18:49:50 UTC
It's finally arrived after literally three months. Took me eight hours to assemble.

Now to get it running and make some prints.
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29 Comments

Commented 3 years ago2014-12-03 19:04:20 UTC Comment #40485
Is that a 3D printing machine? I'm so envious right now xD.
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-03 20:01:00 UTC Comment #40480
boner inbound that thing looks SMEXY :o
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-03 22:41:07 UTC Comment #40490
3D print Pengy chan, so we can have TWHL 4 already
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-03 22:45:34 UTC Comment #40481
It's got to be a cool feeling knowing you can make pretty much whatever you want... Please blog/journal about your prints!
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-03 23:33:54 UTC Comment #40473
Correction: you can print anything you want...as long as it's plastic and doesn't have very high detail :P

Still cool though!
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-04 00:25:27 UTC Comment #40464
Yea there are some limitations. The first thing I'm making is actually a cast for concrete though. Gotta think outside the box. :)
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-04 03:53:36 UTC Comment #40487
Some 3D printers do have a pretty high resolution.
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-04 04:32:36 UTC Comment #40486
kill it before it breeds!
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-04 04:49:57 UTC Comment #40489
I'd pay for you to print me out some stuff!
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-04 13:48:50 UTC Comment #40465
Let me know what you have in mind. Small models might be ok, but this 5"x5"x.5" model I printed took me four hours.

First model, of course I brought it to work to show off. This is the bottom portion of the mold.
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Commented 3 years ago2014-12-04 15:02:35 UTC Comment #40482
Wait, you can't print pizza or cake?! TAKE IT BACK ;P

Cool idea making molds with this, nice first print!

It would be fun to make custom action figures like you were saying, and then add articulation and paint afterwards.. Would you be able to make weapons and accessories for 4" GI JOE figures, or would those be way too small? On the big side i would probably try to make a helmet/mask, even if you had to do it in stages..

Nice mouse btw, I have the same one in my laptop bag.. And don't think we didn't notice those nasty chew cans: BAD ZEEBA! BAD ZEEBA IS A BAD ZEEBA! =PP
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-04 16:42:47 UTC Comment #40466
Hahaha
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-04 21:37:25 UTC Comment #40488
What exactly needs that shape in concrete? :P
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-04 22:01:32 UTC Comment #40467
It's a secwet :o. You'll see in the near future.
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-04 23:10:55 UTC Comment #40477
OMG HE'S MAKING A MAP

Er, in real life.

So not really a map.
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-05 11:17:42 UTC Comment #40478
If I had a 3D printer probably the first thing I would do would be to try and export Half-Life models to a format that could be 3D printed, and then print them off and try to paint them. Maybe even try and find a way to export level geometry from some iconic scenes from HL and make a diorama.
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-05 13:50:28 UTC Comment #40468
^--- Like! That's a terrific idea!

I just successfully printed my first cast after trial and error.

Now to get the concrete ready.

I have too many inventions just sitting in 3d modeling programs to print anything else right now. But I'm sure i'll get around to it. All you have to do is open a model in 3DS max or I think even sketchup has a plugin for it to export as a stl. file.

Down the road when I get all of my stuff out of the way, I just might take some requests.
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-05 15:07:11 UTC Comment #40483
could it be a clay pigeon mold?
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-09 23:36:45 UTC Comment #40492
Holy shietZ!
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-10 05:08:52 UTC Comment #40469
It's architecture related.

Here's what i'm currently printing.
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Commented 3 years ago2014-12-10 16:57:20 UTC Comment #40491
Is it a fish with odd legaments?
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-10 17:47:30 UTC Comment #40479
Is that a fishing lure? If I were you I would do some strength testing of that design before using it. It looks like it bridges the gap between two lengths of line and plastics shaped by 3D printing are supposed to be weaker than moulded plastics. So if something with any weight is being supported by it, it might break.
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-10 19:16:39 UTC Comment #40470
I'll have to test it and find out ;)
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Commented 3 years ago2014-12-10 23:54:36 UTC Comment #40484
Oh neat, nice work! :P
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-11 01:31:50 UTC Comment #40474
See if I were to say, send an Autodesk Inventory file your way, would it be possible to print it?
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-11 01:31:51 UTC Comment #40475
double toast
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-11 03:50:46 UTC Comment #40471
Yea! I'm willing to take small requests.
Commented 3 years ago2014-12-15 17:48:42 UTC Comment #40476
What sort of file format is preferable zeebz?
Commented 3 years ago2015-01-06 22:18:20 UTC Comment #40472
obj. file is fine. As long as I can open it in 3DS and export it as a STL.

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