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I just got my first one, still figuring it out before I do anything too big with it.

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The placement is temporary, but that’s the most action my treadmill has gotten in a while.
 
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I just got my first one, still figuring it out before I do anything too big with it.

View attachment 229384The placement is temporary, but that’s the most action my treadmill has gotten in a while.

I just got my first one, still figuring it out before I do anything too big with it.

View attachment 229384The placement is temporary, but that’s the most action my treadmill has gotten in a while.
That's a great printer!! If you need help or have a question feel free to PM me!! Here are my two babies. My delta was my first printer a couple years ago, took a while to build and calibrate. Just bought this new ultimaker 2 which is upgraded up the wazooo. (Not sure why the delta picture is blurry)
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I've got a question for you printer nerds! I have a very simple plastic switch cover I need to duplicate for my '75 Oldsmoboat. It's very delicate and crumbly. A printer would have no problem making it, but is there a way to "scan" it in?
 

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That's a great printer!! If you need help or have a question feel free to PM me!! Here are my two babies. My delta was my first printer a couple years ago, took a while to build and calibrate. Just bought this new ultimaker 2 which is upgraded up the wazooo. (Not sure why the delta picture is blurry)View attachment 229387View attachment 229388

Nice! I figured I would start with something priced for beginners since I know very little. So far I have mostly printed some cable management things for my desk and the classic torture test. No designing on my end yet, learning that now.

Have you done anything for the Jeep worth sharing?

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I've got a question for you printer nerds! I have a very simple plastic switch cover I need to duplicate for my '75 Oldsmoboat. It's very delicate and crumbly. A printer would have no problem making it, but is there a way to "scan" it in?

Not to my knowledge, if I was further along in being able to model stuff I'd offer to print one given measurements - but I am not quite there yet.
 
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I've got a question for you printer nerds! I have a very simple plastic switch cover I need to duplicate for my '75 Oldsmoboat. It's very delicate and crumbly. A printer would have no problem making it, but is there a way to "scan" it in?
Could you post a picture of the switch cover?
 

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I've got a question for you printer nerds! I have a very simple plastic switch cover I need to duplicate for my '75 Oldsmoboat. It's very delicate and crumbly. A printer would have no problem making it, but is there a way to "scan" it in?
I had a 3D scanning app on my smartphone a few years back but never did anything serious with it. In the iOS store, it's called 123D. I don't know if Android has it or any equivalent. You could get a rough scanned model with that and use that to make a clean 3D model for printing.
 
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I've got a question for you printer nerds! I have a very simple plastic switch cover I need to duplicate for my '75 Oldsmoboat. It's very delicate and crumbly. A printer would have no problem making it, but is there a way to "scan" it in?
Yes it can definitely make a duplicate no problem!!! you can either go to place that does 3d scanning and that will scan the model for printing, or it can be done manually through CAD simply by measuring the dimensions. I may be able to help you out further if you would like.
 
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I don't have one personally, but I've been using various industrial models for the last five years or so. I printed myself a copy of the nth degree control arm bracket re drill jig. I also have some 3d printed speaker pods for my front speakers. I bought those, tho.

I mostly do boring work stuff with them... Fixtures, machine loading pallets, prototypes, etc.
 
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Nice! I figured I would start with something priced for beginners since I know very little. So far I have mostly printed some cable management things for my desk and the classic torture test. No designing on my end yet, learning that now.

Have you done anything for the Jeep worth sharing?

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Check out this other thread where I made a digital clinometer for my jeep, and 3d printed a screen mount for it.

Nothing else yet for the Jeep, but I'm thinkin!
 
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I don't have one personally, but I've been using various industrial models for the last five years or so. I printed myself a copy of the nth degree control arm bracket re drill jig. I also have some 3d printed speaker pods for my front speakers. I bought those, tho.

I mostly do boring work stuff with them... Fixtures, machine loading pallets, prototypes, etc.
Thats sweet!!!! 3d Printing technology truly is groundbreaking and is just going to get better and better! Tinkering with them is also a great way to learn electronics and how they work to their core!!!!

Currently in college performing my thesis on 3D Printed Ground Planes for antennas!
 
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Thats sweet!!!! 3d Printing technology truly is groundbreaking and is just going to get better and better! Tinkering with them is also a great way to learn electronics and how they work to their core!!!!

Currently in college performing my thesis on 3D Printed Ground Planes for antennas!
I ready an article recently where they took 3d printer technology and super sized it to run a concrete pumper on a gantry system. They can now 3d print a house!
 
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I ready an article recently where they took 3d printer technology and super sized it to run a concrete pumper on a gantry system. They can now 3d print a house!
Yes!!!! It truly is amazing!! There are even bio-3d printers now that can print biological material for different parts of the body!! Teeth and even 3d printed heart valves!! There are 3D printers that can create medication on demand (dosage, size, mixing medications).

Remarkable
 

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One of the other engineers in my office bought a shitty $300 Chinese printer awhile back. It sat in our office in pieces for like a year until we got bored enough to put it together. Then no one knew how to work it, so he said he was just gonna give it away. I ended up taking it home so my kids could mess around with it.

For starters, there's a terminal bus bar that the individual power wires go to from the power cable, and it's completely exposed. Just 120v AC sitting right there on the side, so that made me nervous. My son was all excited though, he read through the shitty translations in the manual & figured out how to level the table, get the filament started.... I downloaded some free program to hook up to it via a USB port on yet another exposed circuit card (careful son, don't break the solder terminals plugging it in).

Three hours later we finally get to hit 'print'. He chose a little Pokemon model. It proceeded to extrude a birds nest of hot plastic right in the middle of the table. Unplugged it (careful son, don't electrocute yourself), releveled the table, same result. Went for a third, the gear in the extruder came loose from its axis & it quit feeding. We called it quits.

At least we learned a little about 3D printing, & my son learned about shitty Chinese products. He had fun though, I might get him a real one for his birthday this summer.
 

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I don't have one personally, but I've been using various industrial models for the last five years or so. I printed myself a copy of the nth degree control arm bracket re drill jig. I also have some 3d printed speaker pods for my front speakers. I bought those, tho.

I mostly do boring work stuff with them... Fixtures, machine loading pallets, prototypes, etc.
There's a team in my company called "additive manufacturing". They print anything out of anything, to include metal. We had a damaged aircraft a few years back that required getting access to eddie bolts which were never designed to be accessible. They flew out, we showed them the shape of the fixture we thought we would need (a long set of wrenches bent at different angles along the handle), spent a day taking our dimensions, & flew back. A couple of days later we had a set of strange looking wrenches made out of metal that they 3D printed for us.
 

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I ready an article recently where they took 3d printer technology and super sized it to run a concrete pumper on a gantry system. They can now 3d print a house!
U have an article in one of my concrete magazines about 3D printing the foundation of a building. Pretty cool stuff.
 

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Ok, that's more complex that what I thought you meant by switch cover. But it isn't impossible to recreate in CAD, just time consuming. Definitely easier if you start with a scan though. There are several companies that you can get to do both scan and CAD model to have that recreated relatively easily, it will just come with a cost that might be more than buying a used one. But if this is very rare then it would be a good solution.

Here is a company that I have dealt with in the past. They offer scanning and modeling. I know you are in VA, but this is the closest that I know of with very exceptional quality.

 
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I have created two stupid little things that worked great for installing my BLAM speakers. It took me days to figure out Blender but it was a fun learning process.



My neighbour just asked me this week to design an engine callout badge for his old camero. I've gotten this far but can't figure out how to delete the line running through the "0" lol.

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