3D printing. Anyone do it?

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  1. possenti

    possenti I knew all the rules-but the rules did not know me

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    I bought my first 3D printer about 3 months ago after I found out how affordable they are now. My Ender 3 was the best $250 I've ever spent on a hobby.
    It's very user-friendly, and there's tons of files online to download and print. I've been trying to learn some CAD and other modeling software to design my own stuff, but the programs aren't so user-friendly....
    I'll post pics of some of my projects in the comments later on. 20180613_213000-1195x2124.jpg
     
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    possenti I knew all the rules-but the rules did not know me

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    One of my first prints. Found it on thingiverse.com
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    I've never really have one much thought but I'll keep an eye on this thread
     
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    Dilan Cummingsworth Green Belt

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    That's pretty sweet, paint looks good as well
     
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    As soon as there's a way to 3-D print myself a fucking life I'll be all over it. But no, I had no idea they had become so affordable. How much does it cost to run?
     
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  6. possenti

    possenti I knew all the rules-but the rules did not know me

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    Cheap. Most rolls of filament (plastic) is around 30 bucks per kg. You can print a lot with that.
     
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    possenti I knew all the rules-but the rules did not know me

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    20180819_122113-1195x2124.jpg Glow-in-the-dark Angel from Saint's Row
    File from thingiverse.com.
     
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    Thats very reasonable too. And are the blueprints online free, or is there a cost associated?
     
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    syct23 ...ElipsisBelt...

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    Look up some files from PornHub and print something out...
     
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    i just bought my first 1d printer. Give me awhile to catch up
     
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    Glow in the dark?!?!? ......ok the inner child inside my brain is yelling at me to get a 3d printer now. I want one now and am opening a new tab to research costs and to get more info



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  12. possenti

    possenti I knew all the rules-but the rules did not know me

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    Do it! I'm 49, and totally geeking out on this hobby. Lots of printer reviews on youtube. 20180819_121520-1195x2124.jpg
    Glow filament exists, but I read that it's hard on your nozzle. I just painted the statue with glow spray paint.
     
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    possenti I knew all the rules-but the rules did not know me

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    Browse thingiverse.com.
    Tons of free files there.
     
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    I'm not seeing the point here.

    Is this just Creepy Crawlers for adults?
     
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    possenti I knew all the rules-but the rules did not know me

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    You can print all kinds of useful things.
    Not just knick-knacks.
     
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    possenti I knew all the rules-but the rules did not know me

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    20180819_113717-2124x1195.jpg Here's an upper receiver I printed for a .22 rifle. It's totally legal. Because America.
    Come and take it .
     
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    Any idea on what to get? I've found some cheaps ones that start at $250 - $300 and then at $900 and upwards from a reputable tech retailer. This would also be a hobby/fun pass time for me too but not sure on what I should spend, would rather start with a cheaper one as a starter
     
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    OMGstreetfight Fred Loya Insurance shill

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    The dutch are doing it right.
     
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    possenti I knew all the rules-but the rules did not know me

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    After researching myself, i chose the Ender 3 pictured above. About a 9x9 inch print area, and about 10" high.
    The same company makes the Creality CR-10 with a bigger print bed for around $350.
    Avoid Anet and Tevo brands. Check YouTube reviews.
     
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