On the heated bed.

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On the heated bed.

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Post by Stese » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:57 am

I've talked about getting a 3d printer before, and finally got one. For anyone interested its a Creality Ender 3 Pro.

On the bed today is the front wall of a loco shed.



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Post by Stese » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:17 am

Previously printed

2 sets of doors


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Some downpipes...


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Post by Stese » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:18 am

Previously printed...

2 sets of doors

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Some downpipes...

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and some chimney stacks..

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Post by Mr Bones » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:34 am

Impressive. Expensive to run?
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Post by sandy » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:39 pm

I am interested in this, it seems to be a very useful tool. I notice that the coils used to make the print are about £20 to £30 each. About how much of a coil did it take to print the blue doors. The price I got was Amazon.
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Post by Stese » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:57 pm

Hi Both,

i'm not sure on the electric costs to run it, i'll check out the specs of the heating elements and calculate it.

As for filament costs, £25 seems to be the average cost for 1kg of filament. 1kg ~= 330m.

The doors used around 4g or 1.47m of filament. took approx 44minutes to print.

There were a number of failed prints using less than 1g each, but as long as you monitor the first layer, your losses should be minimal.

The wall that is on the bed now reports 22g or 7.47m. Currently at 3 hours and i'm expecting another hour.

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Post by Stese » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:07 pm

and heres the finished wall...

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with the doors...

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Post by teedoubleudee » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:51 pm

Wow, they look great!
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Post by Davreb05 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:05 pm

Hi
My son has one of these printers, they don't seem very expensive to run. He
prints stuff for cosplay outfits, the longest time he has been printing something
was 53 hours, just make sure the first few layers print ok them just leave it running.
No problems with it so far, as long as the print bed is a good temperature.
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Post by Tricky Dicky » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:06 pm

Hi Stese

How good is the Ender 3 Pro regards the layer lines, looking at the smooth bits on your prints faint lines are visible but look like a good primer coat would conceal them? Would you use it to produce a print that had smooth sides say a loco tender?

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