From my experience 3D printing, there are many times when you 3D print a part but it requires some extra work to clean it up afterwards. You can refine your machine and tweak settings to get it to print perfectly, but I’ve found it more efficient to make sure a model(s) 3D prints properly and then find new techniques to save time and thus money. So when I heard from a friend that you could use a lighter to clean up the stringing on my 3D printed parts, a lightbulb went off in my head - let’s try that this weekend! So here we are…
Here's an interesting time-lapse mistake I caught on camera that actually shows anyone new to 3D printing what it looks like. Even the failure shows you how 3D printing works layer by layer. We were trying to 3D print all of the blades for the GoT Jon Snow Sword at once - clearly, not ready for that just yet.
I made this Deadpool Knife holder for my brother to hold all his knives for cooking and because he's a mega-Deadpool fan. I can't thank BrittLiv enough for the great instructable (you can find it here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Deadpool-Knife-Block/)
This model was scaled down from it's original size so that I could print it in one solid piece on my Prusa i3 MK2. As BrittLiv's instructable shows, I used rectangle models measured to fit my brother's knives into and cut those out of the original model to create slots for each knife.
For 3D printing on the Prusa i3 MK2, used a larger nozzle size (0.60mm vs. 0.40mm) and a larger layer height (300 vs. from. 200 microns) to get the final part printed in just under 20 hours. After removing the supports I used a few coats of red spray paint. Then, I used acrylic paint for the mask details.
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Our first successful time-lapse of a 3D Print that didn't us make dizzy!
Here is our first of many video's where we 3D print something! It could be a design of our own, or promoting a designer's work from a place like thingiverse. We want to show people what it looks like to 3D print something, show how we made, and hopefully teach them something new about 3D printing in the 3 minutes we have for each of these videos.
We would love to know what we could do to make these videos better, so please let us know in the comments below!
Our first 3D printed object for this "Let's 3D Print Something" is AG3D's own design - the Rocketship phone/tablet stand so you can keep your phone right where you need it when you're working at your desk of need to be handsfree! You can purchase one from our Etsy shop over at ag3dprinting.etsy.com for $15/ea with MANY color options!
We show a timelapse of the 3D print being made, as well as some 3D print details so you know how it was made.
The 3D Printability of this model is an 8/10. 3D printability is the score every part will have on "Let's 3D Print Something". It represents how well a part can be simply 3D printed. 10/10 means you can just take the part off the bed after it's done 3D printing.
Let us know in the comments below some other models or things you'd like us to 3D print!
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