Discussion in '3D Printing' started by KC6ETE, Apr 28, 2021.

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  1. KC6ETE

    KC6ETE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Consider that a 3D printer can make brackets and fixtures at arbitrary angles, out of RF transparent materials like ABS, or RF lenses for microwaves out of Nylon, and a NanoVNA lets you experiment on antennas easily, by building scale models at say 10x the frequency.

    This seems very promising.

    I'm tied up in a major project that's sucking down all my time right now, but I see how this could be very interesting.

    The Snapmaker 2.0 machines allow milling operations, so one could machine a slot antenna in a plate or cylinder with their rotary module, or create PCB antennas just by flat-milling a copper clad PCB. The build volume is about a cubic foot, so HF experiments would have to be scaled up, but it would work.
  2. DL3VB

    DL3VB Ham Member QRZ Page

    My current project ist a piperotor für vhf uhf and small KW. Mainly mechanical parts,
    printed with my AnyCubic 3d Printer.
    For milling panels or PCBs i use a DIY portal milling machine.

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