Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

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Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

Post by ctwo » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:21 pm

I've run out of ideas of things to print.
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Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

Post by WJH » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:45 am

I just bought a Taig ballscrew CNC, and an Acorn. Can't wait to give it a try. As for printing stuff, try using it for actual parts.

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Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

Post by Rick » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:49 pm

Been printing models to be used as casting patterns for a club member that's building a J Class Loco. Printed drivers and tender truck frames that will be cast and printed journal box covers that will be used on the tender trucks once they are cleaned up and painted. The tender truck frames has to be printed in two pieces. I evidently didn't take a picture of the covers.
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Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

Post by Bill Shields » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:33 pm

Printing steamer patterns and other things like lost wax forms for jewelry is a great boon...3D printing has a lot of uses..

some patterns I made for a fellow at the club.
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Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

Post by WJH » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:33 am

I just designed and printed DIN rail mounts and clips for my Acorn, relay board, and power supplies. Also made mounts for my G540 for my CNC Taig project for less than $5 in material.

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