Need a Forum to share .stl files to 3D print

Discussion in 'Radio Circuits, Repair & Performance' started by KM4BDH, Aug 4, 2018.

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  1. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    No guns or sex toys allowed. :rolleyes:
     
  2. KM4BDH

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    Us robotics has pretty good quality stuff. which type of tirmistor does it use? I've also had success with matterhackers.
     
  3. KM4BDH

    KM4BDH Ham Member QRZ Page

    i also order a lot of consumables from Ali express(Alibaba). It takes a couple weeks to get here but the prices are good.
     
  4. KC9YGN

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    I was getting them directly from Flashforge. My son did some digging into the issue and thinks that a bad batch with the wrong type of wire got into the supply chain. It happens. The ones he's running now haven't had the same issue so hopefully the ones with the wrong wires aren't out there anymore.
     
  5. KC9YGN

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    Ah, well, consumer grade 3D printers don't do a very good job making either of those things in any case. Wrong type of plastics, tolerances of the print head position systems isn't tight enough, the surfaces are actually rough and porous, etc. Frankly, I wouldn't want to be within a hundred yards of someone trying to actually fire a weapon done with a consumer grade 3D printer.
     
  6. KC9YGN

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    I get filament from Amazon, forget the exact brand now, I'd have to look it up. The quality has been quite good and the prices aren't bad.

    I really need to get the thing back from my son or buy another one. I miss playing with the thing :)
     
  7. KM4BDH

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    Check out aliexpress as i got my open frame printer for about 150.00. I would recommend upgrading the hotend to the v6 E3D all metal hotend. i usually order my filament from wyzworks. they are about 20.00/ 1kg spool ABS or PLA.
     

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