Introduction Thread #printcave

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Re: Introduction Thread #printcave

Post by JustinF » Wed May 24, 2017 10:52 pm

StephanK wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 9:41 am
@JustinF, watch out.. it starts with just one printer and then they start multiplying. ;-) And since you can build them yourself, i could imagine there's even more temptation to try out something new and different. I don't think i could do one all by myself, i have absolutely no talent for putting things together.
I'm very tempted to do a core xy machine like the one on youtube called the Hypercube by Tech2C. I'm really surprised you haven't built your own printer after seeing all those electronics testing tools on your bench. :D
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Re: Introduction Thread #printcave

Post by JonMiles » Fri May 26, 2017 7:09 pm

Hello from the UK!

I'm rather new to this but have been watching a few of Tom's videos especially the cheap i3 clone.

I've just moved house and now have a rather messy print cave to sort out. By fortunate circumstances I picked up a very cheap M3D micro locally and have just bought an A8 (please don't ban me for mentioning it) also very cheap due to a missing motor Mount.

The plan is to print the missing part with the M3D, get the A8 working to a reasonable quality then probably sell the M3D. I doubt that'll happen though as I quite like that simple little thing!

Starting to teach myself part design and hoping to learn enough here to get some decent print quality.
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Re: Introduction Thread #printcave

Post by kojote » Sat May 27, 2017 3:35 pm

Fixed your embeded images
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Re: Introduction Thread #printcave

Post by JonMiles » Sun May 28, 2017 12:25 pm

kojote wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 3:35 pm
Fixed your embeded images
Cheers, was going to do that when I got to a PC. Mobile was giving me issues!

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Re: Introduction Thread #printcave

Post by pinkmouse » Mon May 29, 2017 12:34 pm

Morning all!

I'm completely new to 3d printing, though I have made lots of other stuff before including hi-fi, guitars, furniture, tools etc. So, inspired by the Dolly, here's my effort:
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Never had printer before, and had no access to printed parts, so made entirely from 12mm MDF and offcuts of aluminium angle of assorted sizes. Just finishing the setup, only bed levelling to set up now, so I hope to get a first print out of this thing today! :)

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Re: Introduction Thread #printcave

Post by kojote » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:24 am

I like the color :)
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Re: Introduction Thread #printcave

Post by LuckyB » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:35 am

Hi,
my name is Benjamin, I'm currently living in Munich, and I started with 3D printing beginning 2016 by buying a Dremel Idea Builder. Since then my 3D printer arsenal got extended by a Flashforge Creator Pro and a Mini Kossel kit, not to forget the big pile of filament spools for material testing. Currently I'm thinking about extending my tool set with the laser cutter from Mr. Beam - but I have so little space left in my flat :? . Why has nobody told me 3D printing can be addictive before I got into it? ;-)

My original goal for starting in 3D printing was to be able to print my own 3D models for teaching purposes, since one of my other hobbies is teaching rescue swimming and lifeguarding techniques as well as rescue boat driving. In preparation for my trainer licenses I've very much enjoyed the training method of simulating real life / rescue scenarios with Playmobil toys - but other than my fellow trainers I'm too lazy to crawl the garage sales to find my own set of Playmobil toys. I rather wanted to teach myself how to design such toys on my own and after starting with Tinkercad now Onshape is my preferred tool for doing this. Funny enough I now can use these capabilities to solve problems for me and my friends by designing and making stuff, something I did not plan beforehand but now is very nice to have.

Following are my three "print cave" members (unfortunately a print cave is still to come, my printers are all spread across my flat yet):

1) Dremel Idear Builder with my custom made heatbed, replaceable spool holder and/or fume extraction unit
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2) Flashforge Creator Pro in custom made noise cancelling box (so that I can print also during the night w/o making my neighbors too angry)
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3) Anycubic Kossel kit in a custom made IKEA hack (Molger series)
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In my professional life I'm working in a corporate IT headquarter trying to keep the IT running and not getting crazy from day to day burocracy, corporate thinking and management bullshit bingo. Getting started in 3D printing has helped my a lot in compensating for the daily boredom at work.

Thanks to Tom for all the useful videos already provided and yet to come - the information contained therein has really helped me a lot to get a better understanding of the challenges in 3D printing and one of my future goals is to design my own 3D printer, trying to combine the best approaches I've come across out there that could cater my needs.

Looking forward to awesome years to come and to getting to know more of you guys.

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Re: Introduction Thread #printcave

Post by kojote » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:53 am

I really really like the 2nd enclosure. Like a Pro :)
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Re: Introduction Thread #printcave

Post by StephanK » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:30 am

Ah, the trusty old Dremel 3D20. It's what got me hooked as well.

and that's an impressive spool holder u gave it there ;-)

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Re: Introduction Thread #printcave

Post by oakdesign » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:50 pm

Richard 47 Fulltime Software Engineer from Eichstaett Bavaria. Rest of my 3D Beginners story already posted in my own introduction thread.
Warm welcome to everyone and hopefully this will get a new place of knowledge. I'm tired of "Täglich grüßt das Murmeltier" FB Groups reading the same 3-5 questions over and over again every day :D

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