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I made some things with my 3d Printer - thought I would share

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by RichardD, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. RichardD

    RichardD Supporting Member

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    I saw a post on facebook where someone was making UMC holders etc, so I thought I would dip my toe.

    I ordered a Monoprice 3d Printer and quite a few different colors of ABS plastic, we need ABS for its higher melting point. It seems to be less forgiving during print but, I am learning so this is fun.

    Here are my ABS Settings in case anyone wants to copy.
    ABS Settings.JPG

    Here is the cable holder mid build. I made this as a lower quality to see how it would come out, as medium to high quality takes 14-18 hours.

    Cable Holder.JPG

    Here it is installed:
    Cable Holder Completed.JPG

    Then I made a UMC Holder, this took about 4 hours to make:
    IMG_8798.JPG
    UMC Mount Side.JPG
    Here it is installed:
    UMC Mount Complete.JPG

    I am working on a few other cool ideas that I have been modifying from Thingverse.

    Thanks for looking and drive safe.
     
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  2. bob_p

    bob_p Active Member

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    Great!

    Now, can you start making console guides for different cell phones & cases...
     
  3. RichardD

    RichardD Supporting Member

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    can you show me what you mean?
     
  4. Allanf

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    Richard, just wondering, which model 3D printer did you buy?
     
  5. RichardD

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    I bought the monoprice select for $400 from Amazon, but I am returning it. I had some issues with the heated bed, and now the cooling fan is making a grinding noise. Their service seemed ok, but they are M-F so I opened a return with Amazon and am looking at other models. The 600 monoprice unit is one of my options. It looks like I will mostly print in ABS plastic so I am leaning towards and enclosed unit though. The monoprice does not come with the enclosures but they can be found.
     
  6. Allanf

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    Thank you for sharing. The cost is surprisingly low considering the amazing technology involved.
     

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