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I make costumes for fun! Even though my username is deathcapt, I'm not a wierdo or anything,it's just something that stuck.

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  • 101 Useful, Practical, Functional 3d Prints!

    While you could theoretically print nearly any solid shape (that's the whole point) Having a plastic wrench is basically useless, unless it's printed with some kind of super strength material that'll be as strong as cast iron or forged steel. A plastic screwdriver is equally completely unfit for the task. Screwdrivers are often tipped with hardend ends to prevent stripping during use. Some go as far are carbide tips for screwdrivers, a Plastic printed one wouldn't have anywhere near the strength to be practical for anything but the lightest uses. Same with plastic scissors.Same with anything holding heat. Like You can't Make an ABS Tea kettle and throw it on the stove, or any other type of plastic as they're all mostly insulators and would turn into quite the mess. Same with the sp...

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    While you could theoretically print nearly any solid shape (that's the whole point) Having a plastic wrench is basically useless, unless it's printed with some kind of super strength material that'll be as strong as cast iron or forged steel. A plastic screwdriver is equally completely unfit for the task. Screwdrivers are often tipped with hardend ends to prevent stripping during use. Some go as far are carbide tips for screwdrivers, a Plastic printed one wouldn't have anywhere near the strength to be practical for anything but the lightest uses. Same with plastic scissors.Same with anything holding heat. Like You can't Make an ABS Tea kettle and throw it on the stove, or any other type of plastic as they're all mostly insulators and would turn into quite the mess. Same with the spatula.This list is basically just a list of generic useful things. Scissors, Knives, cooking supplies are all probably terrible things to 3d print unless you're absolutely desperate. Event he guitar pick, unless you can customize the flex in your print a flat ABS pick would be pretty bad compared to most available picks.

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