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Old 08-02-2021, 02:58 AM   #11
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The material costs next to nothing. The time that goes into modeling, converting your model into a printable form, setting up, printing, and fiddling with this stuff is where the cost is. Have spent weeks fighting with this stuff. Honestly, I never found much use for them. I went through thousands of things on that thingyverse website looking for stuff to print. I didn't end up with much. Maybe it's all improved since I gave up on it about 5 years ago.
I did create a cool topographical landscape model that is used in an educational exhibit though. It took me 10 solid days of printing 24 hours a day just to print.
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Old 08-02-2021, 03:54 AM   #12
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I have a $200 printer and I havnt had to even level a.bed in probably a year.





I print stuff at work all the time for end use and prototype. I print prototype stuff at home frequently. Sometimes.its gag gifts like the tacsac. Printed a shift knob for my old Sentra.



Lotta work goes into the CAD side of things.
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Old 08-02-2021, 05:58 AM   #13
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Ive been printing cutting templates for my leather work and my girlfriends sewing projects.

I bought it to make a box I didn't want to send out to get printed elsewhere and still haven't done so.

I have found so many little things to print now, I made some pulleys to hide a light fixture away.

But like everyone else has said doing the whole drafting part of it takes the longest. Ive spent 4-5 Versions sometimes because I couldn't get the print to fit what I needed.
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Old 08-02-2021, 01:52 PM   #14
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I mostly use mine to make brackets and that kind of thing. I've printed a couple of things off thingyverse but making your own parts is really where it shines. It's nice to be able to design a part indoors in the AC and then just spit more of them out later rather than welding brackets up in the shop, having to go find metal, etc.
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Old 01-15-2022, 03:40 AM   #15
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Did not work for my 88 4x4 tabs are too narrow to fit into the ashtray holder
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Old 01-15-2022, 04:44 AM   #16
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Ran into the same problem with the 86.5. The square dash is probably slightly different.





I picked up a resin print and oh lordy does this thing open up a whole new realm of printing! Printed a reed style vacuum pump body. Pulls 12inhg on the first try with about 15 seconds of 1000 grit at the reed sealing surface. Printing some 1:1 stuff for a project I'm working on right now. This thing blows my mind. And it's trippy how it pulls a solid object out of a vat of liquid.
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