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Taking the first steps in 3D Printing
« on: March 29, 2017, 10:17:59 PM »
I have been amazed and really interested with these for a while now but put off getting one because I had the opinion (maybe wrongly) that unless you paid a few grand they were not really much more than interesting gadgets. But thought in a year or two they would be a lot cheaper and better. And so have just put off getting one.

I have also seen industrial metal and plastic printers in Mercedes Stuttgart and they blew my mind, but I don't have a few million either to spare.

Anyway I can wait no longer and want to have a go and have ordered a Prusa i3 MK2S kit.
From what I read these seem to be one of the better under a grand printers.

Whether I have done the right ting or not I am not sure but I am eagerly awaiting it's deliver (in 7 weeks time  ???) and as a complete novice would welcome any advice of how to start off, what books or websites to read etc.

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Re: Taking the first steps in 3D Printing
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 11:50:55 PM »
Good luck!  Like yourself, I'm interested in these too, but haven't acquired one yet. Let us know how you get on!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Taking the first steps in 3D Printing
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 06:59:57 AM »
Will do. Whether anything useful comes out of this is anybody's guess.
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Re: Taking the first steps in 3D Printing
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 02:14:37 PM »
I have been amazed and really interested with these for a while now but put off getting one because I had the opinion (maybe wrongly) that unless you paid a few grand they were not really much more than interesting gadgets. But thought in a year or two they would be a lot cheaper and better. And so have just put off getting one.

I have also seen industrial metal and plastic printers in Mercedes Stuttgart and they blew my mind, but I don't have a few million either to spare.

Anyway I can wait no longer and want to have a go and have ordered a Prusa i3 MK2S kit.
From what I read these seem to be one of the better under a grand printers.

Whether I have done the right ting or not I am not sure but I am eagerly awaiting it's deliver (in 7 weeks time  ???) and as a complete novice would welcome any advice of how to start off, what books or websites to read etc.

Steve


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Re: Taking the first steps in 3D Printing
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 05:02:08 PM »
Wow, that is impressive.

My garage isn't log enough for a full Forth bridge even in N scale.
Maybe I can switch to modelling trams and print a Blackpool tower ?   :claphappy:


Cheers for the link  :thumbsup:

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Re: Taking the first steps in 3D Printing
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 06:10:59 PM »
Wow, that is impressive.

My garage isn't log enough for a full Forth bridge even in N scale.
Maybe I can switch to modelling trams and print a Blackpool tower ?   :claphappy:


Cheers for the link  :thumbsup:

Steve

*bang* THREAD DERAILMENT! The Forth Bridge is 8,094 ft long. In n Gauge that's 54.5+ feet and even in t Gauge (1:450), it is almost exactly 18 feet long. That's insane! I can't believe he built a true scale model of it in ANY scale. At 1:8000, it would still be a foot long and only a little over a half an inch high! He dumped a ton of money into printing that bad boy. Ok. Thread derailment over. Enjoy your new toy and please do share what you create with us! :)

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