3D – Skirts, Brims & Rafts

So one of the things very important to printing success is the plate adhesion methods. These are known as skirts (think hoop skirts), brims (the brim of a bowler derby) and raft (what Huck Finn floated on). Here’s my take on them. Skirt – This really doesn’t have anything to do with plate adhesion. It… Continue reading 3D – Skirts, Brims & Rafts

3D – Print – Coin Sorter

This is by far the biggest print job so far, almost 6 hours each for the base and the tubes, the top tray was only about an hour. As someone who’s trying to get rid of the little junk in life, this 3D printer is apparently a step in the wrong direction.

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3D – Print – PPE Helpers

So one of the nice things about having a 3D printer is that you can print useful things, unlike a 2D printer which is good for paper airplane graphics. Ha ha…In any case one of the first things I printed were mask nose guards that prevent your mask from steaming up your glasses. They seem… Continue reading 3D – Print – PPE Helpers

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3D – Important FYI

I’ve finally gotten the printer to play nice. The key to this is in the software that you use to ‘slice’ the 3D diagram. This is very specific to the printer and manufacturer. It is immensely important that you follow the directions for setup. In my case I’m using Ultimaker Cura. Knowing next to nothing… Continue reading 3D – Important FYI

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3D – Towel Holder

Trying to get the hang of this 3D printing and this seemed simple enough, it’s a towel holder that I was thinking about using in the RV. It seems to work well enough an they’re small enough that you could use three and hang more towels than you’d need in that small of a space.… Continue reading 3D – Towel Holder

3D – Initial Print

So after you get the printer assembled, it’s time to test print. Here is your introduction to print bed leveling. This is probably the most important part of setting up the printer, and get used to it, aside from the initial adjustment, you will be doing a lot of this leveling thing so get used… Continue reading 3D – Initial Print

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3D – Printer

So I broke down and got a 3D printer. I didn’t do as much research as I should have and I should have shopped around a bit more because it seems to have gone on sale since I’ve unpacked mine, but different company and there would have been shipping so sour grapes. I settled on… Continue reading 3D – Printer

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