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Old 24th December 2018, 21:15   #1
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Been thinking of buying a 3D printer, been doing lots of research on the subject and it seems that the technology has moved on leaps and bounds since first introduced and more importantly ... the prices have dropped considerably.
Great for producing hard to get / obsolete parts for suitable applications within the motor industry too.
Anyone have any experience with these ?
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Old 24th December 2018, 23:01   #2
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I would love one.......

But I'm afraid I have trouble just turning on the computer and writing this.....

Let alone programming a 3d image into a doohikky and it turning out right ! LOL
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Get an Anet A8 and 2 mosfets, you can't go wrong.
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Been thinking of buying a 3D printer, been doing lots of research on the subject and it seems that the technology has moved on leaps and bounds since first introduced and more importantly ... the prices have dropped considerably.
Great for producing hard to get / obsolete parts for suitable applications within the motor industry too.
Anyone have any experience with these ?
Iím not really into computers but found this on YouTube, donít know if itís of any help

https://youtu.be/3LBTkLsjHGQ
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Old 25th December 2018, 20:38   #5
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Get an Anet A8 and 2 mosfets, you can't go wrong.
Heard the same thing from lots of youtubers about the Anet8, not the best out there obviously but apparently really good for the money.
Would be brilliant for replicating 'hard to get' parts such as ..... the right side bumper exhaust trim for the 75! and then maybe plating or painting it to match?
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Iím not really into computers but found this on YouTube, donít know if itís of any help

https://youtu.be/3LBTkLsjHGQ
Cheers, yes I've seen many help tutorials for these printers, they're not that difficult to master apparently, the 3d scanner is the part not to skimp on.
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Yup got an A8 myself, upgraded it over the years, if you get one you need a PROPER PSU cover (which you can print) a mains switch and 2 mosfets. You can run without but they can be dangerous if you dont do those 3 upgrades. Don't leave it to print until you have fitted those bits, always keep an eye on it when printing, there is no thermal cutout on the standard firmware, so also consider upgrading the firmware to Marlin. See the video here for the above upgrades.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFVvZkzmm58
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Has Prussa plywood clone for a fair while ,needed a few upgrades to work really well ..



All those Clippys I made for the Bonnet cable box come off this one .



and now it still graually producing parts for a a larger Tube framed printer .


The tubes are cut from a redundant Chrome Towel rail .








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I wonder if it would be feasible to 'print' the plastic grill parts for the V8 bumper? Seems like people with towing hooks reverse into them and damage them quite easily. Anyone with advice on that? They are quite big though, not sure what the dimensions of 3d printed items go up to?
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I wonder if it would be feasible to 'print' the plastic grill parts for the V8 bumper? Seems like people with towing hooks reverse into them and damage them quite easily. Anyone with advice on that? They are quite big though, not sure what the dimensions of 3d printed items go up to?
I think the more you pay the better the printer ish! have seen printers that can produce quite large stuff but the cost goes up considerably.
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