On the heated bed.

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Re: On the heated bed.

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Post by Stese » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:12 pm

i'm currently printing at 0.2mmlayers, but apparently the printer can handle as low as .12mm.

with a little sanding, i'm sure you can get a smooth finish with priming and painting... with some materials you can use acetone to melt the surface smooth, but that has additional hazards.
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Post by sandy » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:15 pm

Thanks for the rundown of the costs Stese
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Post by Stese » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:43 am

got a few more parts printed...

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Post by IanS » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:02 am

Are you designing the parts or using pre-designed ones?

If pre-designed ones, are they 'free' ones or paid for? And where did you obtain them?

I've a 3D printer but have had problems levelling the heated bed. I may get a different one with a self-levelling bed.

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Post by Stese » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:59 am

i'm using thingiverse models... this one is https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4441261

What printer have you got, Ian?
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Post by Stese » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:40 pm

not so much on the bed today... but I've been developing something...

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With Peco taking an age to make pl-10/e surface mount bases... I turned my hand to CAD and developed my own. Not yet got one on the printer as it's busy with some parts for the Loco Shed. (Right angles for clamping and gluing.)

I'll share a pic once I have one printed and tested.
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Post by IanS » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:41 am

Stese wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:59 am
i'm using thingiverse models... this one is https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4441261

What printer have you got, Ian?
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Post by Stese » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:05 pm

thanks Ian. :)

finished the pm base...

Just needs a minor tweak to the hole in the bar, as it is fractionally too small.

will fit this one to my layout at some point...

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