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3D-Printed Objects

Johnnya101

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Im just guessing, but the flexible stuff is usually grippier. Like rubber. And they are feet... Thats probably why.

 
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360alaska

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Im just guessing, but the flexible stuff is usually grippier. Like rubber. And they are feet... Thats probably why.
Not at all, I made some out of PET and PLA and they worked fine, On a side note, I printed them upside-down so that the unfinished side is inward...

 

BadGoldEagle

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get them to print ALL the bezels for any towers you ve got!
Yeah that's a good idea but you'll have to figure out first what type of plastic apple used back in the day.

I'd like to see brand new Compact Mac bezels! And developer switches!

I asked a teacher of mine how to determine what a plastic is made of, and he told me they had to run a series of destructive tests including setting it on fire and analysing the smoke... It would be kinda expensive too.

Then you'll have to create a perfect mould. The plastic isn't really smooth, it's textured... 

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It's perhaps somewhat easier to 3D-print G3 B&W parts, since they're translucent.

 

Scott Baret

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How about parts for the 630 machines that actually stay on?

True story: there was a teacher in my district who had an LC 630 with a bezel that had to be Elmer's glued on after an upgrade.

 

360alaska

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A bezel might be a possibility once I get a bigger printer...

 
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Scott Baret

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Another part I'd like to see are those little covers for the battery holders. I know they aren't necessary, but I still like to put them on out of habit and completeness. I occasionally will get a machine without one.

 

360alaska

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I also just ordered a used Makerbot 5th gen that somebody found in a storage locker. Got a 2k printer for a steal :) .

 
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olePigeon

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We've had nothing but issues with our Makerbot 2X.  Spent probably as much money on fixes and upgrades as we did on the original printer, and it still doesn't work correctly.

I'm afraid Makerbot has permanently ruined my experience with extrusion 3D printers.

 

Compgeke

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I've had a poor experience with a Makerbot Replicator 2. That thing loved to just randomly quit laying filament and instead wrap it around the extruder. Even had Makerbot people out to check it out and couldn't figure out why. I'd imagine the newer machines are better being as they're still in business however.

 

olePigeon

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I've had a poor experience with a Makerbot Replicator 2. That thing loved to just randomly quit laying filament and instead wrap it around the extruder. Even had Makerbot people out to check it out and couldn't figure out why. I'd imagine the newer machines are better being as they're still in business however.
Ours used to do that.  Ended up buying a new extruder nozzel.  We've also replaced the heating element, the heating block, the build plate, the arms, and the data cable (twice.)  Most of the plastic parts were replaced with machined aluminum because it would shake itself apart when trying to print.  Now it doesn't shake itself apart, but we can't get the first layer of filament to lay down and stick to the build plate.  We've tried the original build plate, we've tried a glass build plate, with and without the tape, we've tried using sprayon stuff that's supposed to work.  We've had several people calibrate it, and it just won't lay down that first layer correctly.

Now we're looking at buying a 3rd party heated build plate.  I have to wonder how much is too much before we should just buy a different brand.

Ideally I'd like to get a powder or resin based printer, but they're just too expensive.

 

olePigeon

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To top it off, they keep sending us emails about new upgrades that don't work with our printer, and asking us how our experience is with our Makerbot.  I've been brutally honest every time, and they reply with a, "We'll talk to *insert so and so* and see what we can do."

Then absolutely nothing happens until I get another SPAM about "great" upgrades and products from Makerbot, asking us how our experience has been.

 

360alaska

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What material are you printing? I don't have a lot of issues with my i3. I just use painters tape and sometimes gluestick.

 
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Johnnya101

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Ideally I'd like to get a powder or resin based printer, but they're just too expensive.
I can send you the link to build a nice diy resin printer for less than $250 or something like that.

 
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snuci

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Has someone shared the 400k/800k floppy drive gear that gets munched up when the grease hardens?  I can fix at least two drives with this object.  I've got a MakerBot Replicator 2 that runs fine (bought it used).

 
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