Got myself a 3D Printer

Discussion in 'Technology Chat' started by Mikeyjp, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Mikeyjp

    Mikeyjp RSM Club Member

    Hi, i have been wanting to have a play with one for ages, i have managed to pick up a 2nd hand Cetus 3D printer, it came with 6 reels of PLA and spare nozzles and bed.

    1st test print

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    And printing this atm, can you guess what it is :tongueout:

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    I have had a quick look for a Meg RS MK3 but no joy, anyone know of any? :smile:
     
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  2. That’s gotta be a 5 maxi turbo!

    I fancy a 3D printer too. Keep trying to convince work that we NEED one but no joy yet.

    I may just bite the bullet one day and get a small one for home.
     
  3. Mikeyjp

    Mikeyjp RSM Club Member

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  4. Mikeyjp

    Mikeyjp RSM Club Member

    Mini Darth :smiley:

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    Tried printing a baby Groot, but had to leave it running overnight, it somehow fell off the print bed and then i ended up with a bed of spaghetti :confused:
     
  5. Poppaboost

    Poppaboost RSM Club Member

    That’ll be just the roots lol
     
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  6. Mikeyjp

    Mikeyjp RSM Club Member

    Had a go printing a RS badge

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    Baby Groot was made with wood PLA
     
  7. Done it! I’ve ordered one!
    Like you, I’ve been wanting one for a while and a few things have cropped up recently, including your thread, that’s urged me to take the plunge.
    Can’t wait to build it up. I expect to have as much fun tinkering as actually printing.

     
  8. Mikeyjp

    Mikeyjp RSM Club Member

    Nice one :smile: which one have you gone for?
     
  9. I’ve gone for the Anet A8.....despite its dubious fire safety record .

    I like the idea of building it myself, modifying it and learning along the way.

    Amazon has 15% off at the minute too which makes it a shade over £130 .

    What projects have you got lined up for yours?
     
  10. Mikeyjp

    Mikeyjp RSM Club Member

    Make sure you avoid ABS, can give you cancer, just get yourself some PLA. This is a good site to buy 10m samples from https://globalfsd.com/, will give you a good idea, you only be able to print small things.

    For pre made models to get you going, and could keep you going forever lol https://www.thingiverse.com/

    I buy most my filaments from Amazon, and make the most of prime delivery :smile:

    A few of the other things i have printed

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  11. It comes with a small amount of pla to get us going then I’ll take it from there.

    I should imagine I’ll be downloading some models to print for the kids but the main reason I’ve bought it is for my own models. I use solidworks on a daily basis so the possibilities are seemingly endless! I’m excited!

    For some of the projects I have in mind, I may need abs for its properties. But as mentioned, I’ll start off with pla.

    I love the megane print you’ve done, and obviously the 5!
     
  12. Mikeyjp

    Mikeyjp RSM Club Member

    Made a couple more things recently

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    Think i should have printed it a bit bigger, but is quite cool, just need tidying up and painting

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  13. Mikeyjp

    Mikeyjp RSM Club Member

    Latest print job :smile:

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  14. Wow that Trophy looks life size :laughing::laughing:
     
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