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Anyone here have a 3D printer? Share your stuff!

I'll add to this post and organize it as time goes on.


A couple months ago I picked up a Qidi Tech X-One 2 printer for 400 bucks. It was cheap, but it had really good ratings on Amazon. Other than premature bearing failure (cheap bearings/cheap printer) it's been great. I've replaced the bearings with Drylin bearings which are much quieter/smoother.

Right now, I'm just learning everything like working with different filaments, printer maintenance, slicer settings, upgrades, fixing 3D models for printing, etc. If anything this printer I have is perfect for learning on and the customer support is awesome to get your first print done right.

I just got done replacing the bearings.. basically doing a complete tear-down and am printing a "D&D Mini" right now. Things are coming out great! (There's a lot of support structure around the print, thus it looks strange currently). Here's a video of it working:

So, if anyone else is into this, post up some stuff you made or have or whatever! :D
 

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:) there is a :) Market for a TPU De liding Tooltm 3d Printed of course
 
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yo thats a pretty sweet setup you got!
 

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As i understand things you can download Pre configured print design/templates
No Idea from where but seen it mentioned on Stupidtube (those over the air geek gadget show)
 
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thingiverse.com seems to have the most stuff. Yeggi.com is a site that searches a lot of other sites for 3d models.
 
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i dont have a 3d printer i only do 3d modeling and let a third party do the manufacturing for me as in shapeways or weerg
 

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Been a while since the last post on this thread... oh well.

I got my printer up and running again, this time in its own dedicated spot on a table I built in 8th grade with a dedicated computer controlling it (the $20 ThinkCentre).

Hopefully it'll get more use now that it isn't hogging my desk space.
 
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Nice printer!

I got an Ender model for Christmas last year and have used it a fair amount.

My most recent print was a slim mITX case. $5 in material and it functions perfectly. I’ll grab pics soon... if I remember. :D
 
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Nice printer!

I got an Ender model for Christmas last year and have used it a fair amount.

My most recent print was a slim mITX case. $5 in material and it functions perfectly. I’ll grab pics soon... if I remember. :D
I've had this Anet A8 since September of 2018. I highly recommend it as a budget starter printer if you like tinkering with things. It has a low up-front cost, works well out of the box, and it's really easy to upgrade. I'd imagine with a Bowden extruder and head setup, better belts and bearings, and a sturdier frame (all of which aren't too expensive to make/buy), it could rival much higher end units in print quality.

Never really considered trying to print an ITX case; probably just assumed the 200x200mm bed wouldn't be big enough.
 
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Really wish there were more posts on this thread.

Today I printed some CPU cases. I printed them out of PLA, and each one took about 40 minutes to print with the infill set to 20%.


Even though they are designed for 115X chips, 775 chips fit just fine in them. Here they are holding my Pentium E5200 and Core 2 Duo E8600.

I calculate the material cost to be about $0.25 (based on $20 for a 330 meter spool of PLA). Cheaper than buying CPU clamshells on Amazon.

Thingiverse link for STL: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2441017
 
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I like those a lot! That would make it super easy to store CPUs. Oh my! I'd never even thought of printing CPU casings. XD

Fancy sharing the link?
 
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Thank you! I will have to print a few of those. :D
 
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My printer has been in pieces all winter, but I got some parts in and am piecing it back together. Last thing I made was an Atari for a Raspberry Pi 3 for a RetroPie system. It's printed out of carbon fiber PLA with a little paint. The wood grain is drawer liner sticky paper and I got the Atari logo from a nice gent on Etsy.

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STL's: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2269086
 
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