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First print I actually designed (as opposed to getting the stl from thingiverse)

https://imgur.com/gallery/qUFmESE This was part of an assignment for my AM class. There was an original bracket we had to redesign using DFAM principles, prioritizing reduction in material/weight, and using Solidworks' stress deformation simulator to make sure it wouldn't fail. I just had to keep the bolt holes and pinhole in the same place, with the same dimensions. Designed to withstand …Continue reading →

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Since we are sharing our chess pieces, here is my last set I printed.

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Troubleshooting feed rate for Ender3

I've posted something similar before, but still running into issues. I'm running a stock Ender 3 with capricorn tubing cut with the capricorn cutter. My prints started out ok, but now they are awful. I tried using the method described here to tell my printer to feed 100mm of tubing at 100mm/min. Turns out it is only feeding 60mm (marked …Continue reading →

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Is my hot end too close to build plate? New CR10S Pro. I adjusted it using the old paper under the nozzle thing and the prints seems to come out fine but to me it looks too close.

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Crime Fighting has a pretty good dental plan

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What could be causing grinding noise on x axis? See attached video.

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Looking for janky diy 3d printers

I currently have basically all the spare parts to build one, perhaps two printers. I also have two working printers to help make them. I kind of want to get some inspiration from more abstract printers to give my design some uniqueness. Mostly looking for abstract frames, hardware store substitutes, and pretty much anything done the "wrong" way but still …Continue reading →

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Low poly baby Groot

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I design a ear Mold on 3d Print and then use Latex to make a ear.

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Printed and painted a Spider-Gwen mask for my daughter. The eye mesh is glow in the dark.

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