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Fun with renders and 3D printers

twirl Aug 24, 2014

  1. twirl

    twirl Hom Designs JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    I always had renders but never got too deep into 3D printing until Mr. UFokillerz decided to get one. Turns out to be quite a bit of fun!

    Even past the novelty of it, I should be able to use these to save some time with prototyping. Plenty of bugs to still iron out and lots to tweak. The trainer model isn't even the right version!

    Now for some fun pictures:

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  2. Coconutfilipino

    Coconutfilipino JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Very cool!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  3. deadpool

    deadpool merc with the mouth

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    What is the cost to make a "blade" with a 3D printer? Neat idea!

    I don't want a 3D printed blade... I wanted to see what level of cost reduction this could have... Needed to be said before I got spammed.
     
  4. hannam72

    hannam72 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    How much is a plastic tempest? Would a plastic blade hold up at all to flipping?

    Very cool by the way!
     
  5. twirl

    twirl Hom Designs JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Provided you have all the machinery and software, running one part doesn't take up much materials from the spool. But it sure as heck can take a lot of time if you set the resolution higher.

    Definitely not for flipping, mostly to see, feel and analyze the parts in hand. There would be no weight to a plastic knife.
     
  6. Ryanol

    Ryanol SnarkMasterFunkyFresh JDBA Official Member

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    Ge just partnered with a company in Italy to build jet rotor blades with a new printing process called electron beam melting which uses an electron gun instead of laser sintering. Basically you fill a cube with a powder and electrons are aimed at the xyz points to turn the powder into alloy.

    Long way off or just around the corner?

    Sorry to hijack:
    BTW we have an afinia 3d printer just sitting at work (5" print envelope) so if anyone else wants to see their ideas take shape and has some 3d files built?
     
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  7. Area965

    Area965 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    According to Koenigsegg, the One:1’s power and beauty are complemented with a number of 3D printed components, including variable turbo housings that improve the car’s response time and its low end torque. Beyond its engine, the supercar also features a 3D printed titanium exhaust tip that can claim to be the world’s largest 3D printed titanium auto part. As a testament to their painstaking refusal to compromise on performance, Koenigsegg has admitted that it’s large exhaust tip takes 3 days to produce and saves only a 400grams (.88lbs) of weight. Although completely impractical for the mass production market, the component fits the low-production, high performance model that Koenigsegg enjoys.

     
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  8. Ryanol

    Ryanol SnarkMasterFunkyFresh JDBA Official Member

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    I don't have the link handy but the new EBM process GE is utilizing is 10x faster than laser sintering (current tech). Allowing them to build rotor (technically turbine prolly)blades at a speed and cost comparable to or better than current casting processes.

    ***might be fluff this is all based on a GE press release I believe.
     
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  9. thevinstigator

    thevinstigator JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Even the 3D models of your knifes look pretty good, even in the rough.
     
  10. Looseyfur

    Looseyfur OG Flipper JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    what type of tolerance can it hold at full resolution.
     
  11. Mpsecare

    Mpsecare Owl Man

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    my god the future is here :devilzeek
     
  12. Frickbot

    Frickbot Does not compute

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    this maybe my chance to own a HOM :bwah:
     
  13. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE "R" for Adventure JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Replicator, anyone? :startrek:
     
  14. VANELLI

    VANELLI JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Really cool, looks like that could be a real time saver with a new model or changes to existing product.
     
  15. Mpsecare

    Mpsecare Owl Man

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    "Computer, astronaut ice cream"

    good lord

    Where the hell has Ufo been?
     
  16. Moses057

    Moses057 JDBA4L #057 JDBA Official Member

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    Drill holes in the end then smash in some fishing weights. Then it might be flippable
     
  17. Ryanol

    Ryanol SnarkMasterFunkyFresh JDBA Official Member

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    channels for wiring and LED and batterys for weight?

    something on par with a baliyo.
     
  18. ufokillerz

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    same excuse as last time, 2 young kids, and lack of help! i will show my face eventually soon. No worries though, i am still collecting balis in the background.
     
  19. twirl

    twirl Hom Designs JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Fisher Price tolerances. Not even relevant until you get to the expensive rapid prototyping machines.


    To the others, yeah it's not useful for building actual product yet, just a prelude to prototyping parts. Sometimes you just gotta see and feel it in hand, and this comes in handy to skip the machine shop queue until it's game time.
     

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