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Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by RichardD, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. RichardD

    RichardD Supporting Member

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    A starting point to talk about 3D printing options for our cars:

    What printers, settings, brand of filament etc:
    Share mesh ideas, software suggestions etc.

    Thanks,
    RichardD
     
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    I'll start off with:
    I use this printer..
    Amazon.com: Monoprice Maker Select Plus 3D Printer: Industrial & Scientific
    I like it, it is my first and has been fun to get going. It took me about 3 hours to get all the calibrations and setting dialed in.

    I am using ABS filament mostly from hatchbox bought through amazon for about $22 a roll.

    I start with objects I find in thingverse and grabcad. I move them into cura to look at them and them edit them with tinkercad.
    I save the GCode out and recently upload that into color print to change my filament color at the right height. Then save that Gcode to the SD card and print straight from the printer.

    My best settings have been a bed temperature of 104C and EAD of 222.
     
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    I have made a charging cable organizer, the charger holder, a few iterations of a change holder.

    I am experimenting with a cubby tray with the tesla logo embedded on the front and the tesla naming on the inside of the tray.
     
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    I use the Monoprice select printer. I had to send it back because the board melted.They claim that they have fixed that issue and so far so good.
    So far I've only printed out a holder for my UMC.It would have been fine except that my outlet is installed upside down.
     
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    Have you designed these yourself? What software do you use?
     
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    106C seems high for a bed temp. They recommend 60C. Did the model not stick at 60C?
     
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    60 is for PLA.. I am printing ABS hatch recommends 100 to 110 when i reached out to them. I tried 90 and it did not stick, even after printing a raft. I did not try any slurry or hair spray yet though.
     
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    i had my electrician reverse my plug before he left. With the breaker off it did not look too difficult.
     
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    i started with designs off of thingverse, and took them into tinkercad and added custom features, I am going to put a USB drive storage slot in my change holder since there is a rather deep recess that is just used as filler space. I want to make the top piece a hinge and have empty space in it for small items etc. I'll post some of my remixes, alterations onto thingverse i think.
     
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    I'd appreciate that. Please post links here.
     
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    I am interested in 3D printing but not sure if I can handle the CAD side of things...That would be all new to me. I did see this on kickstarter and it interested me. Any thoughts?

    Snapmaker : The All-Metal 3D Printer
     
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    That looks very cool. First time seeing it. If you can wait for July-Sep to get, I probably would.
     
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    I have a MakerBot z18 at work and I use solidworks everyday. Does someone need something made?
     
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    We are just experimenting with different things to make. On the makerbot z18 do you have to use their filaments?
     
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    I have my own spool.
     
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    The QIDI i just bought is a knock off of the makerbot I am excited to test it out. Already did some calculations and the tray I want to print on my monoprice was going to take 74 hours and the QIDI says same quality will take 14 hours. I am honestly curious to see how it does.
     
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    Why? Did the bed stop heating?

    The new unit you are looking at looks great. Dual extruders will be cool.
     

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