Let's talk 3D Printing
For those who have one, What is your favorite style of Printer?
For those who don't, Are you interested and what's stopping you?
@xj9 Converting a 3D printer to CNC does not really work well. you pretty much need to toss the entire thing other than controller and steppers. Using belts for CNC creates a lot of artifacts from the belts stretching. If I was to convert it to anything put a LED laser on it.
@xj9 I am always using my printers. Right now I am printing mounting brackets to mount Amazon Echos outside. So I can have it under the patio and still be protected from the rain. I lso used my printers to print replacement part for my door panel in my car even parts to fix my toilet. I even printed motherboard risers and even going to print a entire computer case. Fallout4 themed. I am always finding something to print 😀
is it still possible to print the parts for constructing a 3d printer with your 3d printer? remember a running gag pre-reprap or around that time was, "what if i made a printer that printed other printers?"
@omnipotens I have an Ender 3 v2 which is also my first/only printer. So, I guess thats my favorite :P
@alexramallo I have a mpv2 which is about the same. My only complaint is the bed size it was always just a hair to small.
@omnipotens I own a Anycubic i3 Mega controlled by #octoprint. I primarily design and print my own parts like for my bike or something in the household and occasionally fun stuff from Thingiverse. I used to use #fusion360 but now I only use #freecad as it got removed more and more functions for hobbyists and FreeCAD got better and better, I made the switch completely. I have an engineering background so I have quite some experience in CAD.
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