Instructables: question - 3D-Printing Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:20:06 PST BLOX v1.01 3D Printers that print from pellets? Spaceman Spiff Hi, I want to get my first 3D Printer, but I'm not sure what to get.  I was looking at the sculptify specifically because it prints ABS from Pellets.  These two features are crucial for me; however the sculptify isn't available yet, and there is no indication as to when it will be.  Does anyone know...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:19:28 PST
What material should I use to make a mold for ABS injection molding? Spaceman Spiff I want to design a mold to be used for ABS injection, but I'm not sure which material would produce the best results.  I want to design it and upload it to a manufacturer like shapeways or i.materialise.  They have a few different materials to choose from here for shapeways, and here for i.materiali...
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 12:23:32 PST
123D Design help, making a maze Quickly Wired_Mist Hey everyone, I'm new to using 123D Design and need some help to move my project along a bit quicker, and with a lower blood pressure. I need to make a maze that is basically made of Lego bricks; looks similar to a crossword.  I'm using a 20x20 grid of 5mm ^3 blocks. it will be backed by a 100mm^2 b...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:35:42 PST
3D printing test? JM1999 Hi, I haven't got a 3D printer but I do have a model I would like to be test-printed. I have a model designed in sketchup and I was wondering if anyone out there could test it for me to make sure it worked before  posted an instructable on it. Thanks.
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:32:10 PDT
Can a Makerbot print the parts for a reprap? electricalmanbot
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Fri, 2 May 2014 18:24:09 PDT
Our voltage regulator on our Arduino Mega2560 is smoking, and we don't have any idea why. Can someone please help? hsteven7 So we are designing a 3D bioprinter using an Arduino Mega2560 along with a RAMPS board to power our motors and LCD screen. We are using open source software for the RepRap printer Marlin ( Our RAMPS board is powered by an external power supply unit. When we have only o...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:15:53 PDT
how am i suppose to get started on making my cartoon? dopekid
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:45:01 PDT
Will a glued acrylic structure hold for a 3d printer ? blckthng Hi,  I'm designing a delta style 3d printer from scratch while trying to use only laser cut acrylic sheets and aluminium extrusions. The entire design is based on the T Bolt construction idea. But there are a few parts that simply need to be glued together. I'm trying to avoid using such joints in l...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:50:39 PDT
Change sketch got invalid operation! cwl123d I want to change the sketch dimension but I got invalid operation when i try to change it. Also why somes lines are in green? what does that mean?
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:00:34 PST
Can I 3D print this comb in metal? cdubnbird I'd like to print a comb in metal but I'm afraid the teeth would break off either before the printing process was complete or upon trying to use it (I would like it to be functional).  I'm also worried about the resolution of using metal to print it.  I'm not sure the teeth of the comb can be printe...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 04:53:28 PST
I need LOTS of help with a 3d printer pianoman99a So, I am trying to build a wolfstrap 3d printer, and I am having a lot of problems with the electronics.  I have a RAMPS 1.4 and 5 stepper motors. -RAMPS 1.4 Test Code       -Y and Z motors work fine.       -There is no power to E0 and X motors.       -E1 motor locks up -Marlin Firmware + Pronterf...
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 14:57:16 PST
how do I read the resolution in a 3d printed object? 35Timmy I am looking for something like file extif with the pixels in the image but on the 3d printed object instead of the camera that's used in a similar way, I know their probably is a way but what free program on the windows ,because it's always possible as long as there is pixels and a resolution,   
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 05:31:14 PST
Pop Up Camp Trailer witchdragon13 I would like to paint my trailer to look like a gypsy wagon. I would like it to look like wood and bricks any suggestion on what type of paint to use I want to paint it by hand. Should I sand it first. Any suggestion would be help full. Thank you.
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:47:28 PST
What website is the best to sell my 3D print voucher? kondzio29 I tried to sell my 3D printing voucher on forum here at instructables, but with no effect... I was giving 25$ for free and nobody was interested.  And now im asking ;)  What website is best for selling that kind of stuff?   Since july I have this  voucher,  and i cant sell it :/ Thank you in advanc...
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 10:46:35 PST
i am from nepal. cani participate in the contest. i dont understand the terms and conditions :D ? sbhandari3 i am dumb. plz help. i want to participate in contests and i dont get the terms and conditions
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 00:30:56 PDT
Getting Started with Reprap shotgunshane I need all of the information, websites, Ideas, anything that you can give me to help me out. I have been dying to have a 3d printer, and it sounds like a self-replicating one would be the way to go. If you can, than please do, it will be greatly appreciated. Anything helps! See my latest instructab...
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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:24:07 PDT
how much does the average 3d print service cost in 123D? nerd7473 I want to make a prototype but have no Idea how much this 3D print would cost.
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Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:46:36 PDT
is there anyway to make a 3d printer work with arduino uno i just want to control the 4 stepper motors any sketch? oso1993
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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:07:44 PDT
How do I sign up for the email-newsletter? dgateley Is there still an email newletter?  I can't find any information on that.
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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:26:49 PDT
How do I open a Certificate Trust List file? theboygenius I downloaded a file off of, a 3d modeling file. It says "this file is invalid for use as the following: Certificate Trust List" Please help, any info helps.
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:31:50 PDT
Can we make a separate category for 3D printing? kretzlord I know this is probably the wrong way to pose the question, but there it is.  I've noticed a ton of projects that revolve around 3D printing.  I understand this is a new technology that takes 'making' to the next level, but is the 'how to' of 3d printing really any different between all of the instr...
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Sun, 2 Jun 2013 23:08:26 PDT
Is ABS/PLA filament from china okay to use in a makerbot. ? LucasOchoa The price difference is what throws me off, should i be worried about the quality of this filament vs the $48 makerbot filament? Makerbot : Cheap Alternitive:
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Tue, 28 May 2013 19:46:36 PDT
Does anybody know about a good (and free) 3D modeling software that I can make complex objects? mrnadnad
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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:21:05 PDT
AutoCAD 2012 for 1:1 3D model making/printing? DoctorWoo The title just about sums up my question. I am using AutoCAD 2012 to make 3D models for the intent of 3D printing. However, all the models I make in CAD are smaller then they are showing. For example, I draft a 5x5x5 cube, and export it as an STL. Then open in a a few different STL viewers, and the ...
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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:02:03 PDT
Painting and etching plexi glass? Gomex19 I'm working on a project to remove the broken plastic around my laptops screen section and replace it with two peices of plexiglass (Both front and back of the screen). with this i have a broken USB port that i can run power lines to two RED Leds to allow to light up an Etch on the plexiglass. but i...
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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:09:27 PDT
3d printing? vwtm2006 Hi every body i saw today al ot of 3d printers videos and a lot of printed things , so i get really convainced to buy one , i really liked the makerbot replicator 2  ,is it really good quality printing? can i print projects working and moving without assembly , and i need some advices about the good...
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Thu, 7 Mar 2013 09:13:28 PST
How to turn .STL files into .SVG files? LancerRobotics3415 Im looking to laser cut a part but i need to figure out how to get a cross section file saved as an SVG file. I made the part on inventor, exported it and then tried to upload it to 123D design but it wont allow me. What do i do?
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Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:01:12 PST
HOW IS THIS MANUFACTURED ? iceng This is a 3" cabinet pull. It caught my eye as a super steam punk component. Just imagine it with two LEDs inside the cage. Anyway how is it made ? That unit is magnetic, has 8/32 cabinet threads, solid otherwise and the cage appears 3/4 rotated This object would be perfect for 3-D printing.
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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:17:51 PST
How fast are these 3D Printers? Do they have a rate/oz. speed or anything like that? Spaceman Spiff I'm a 3D virgin.  I want to dive in, but am curious as to what I can expect as far as speed goes.  If it matters a whole lot I'm considering this printer here, Afinia H-Series.  Perhaps someone here can print out a .1 oz cube and clock it as an experiment?!?  Maybe we can get the results from other ...
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Tue, 5 Feb 2013 20:41:37 PST
creating a surface in Invesalius? evatucek Hi there! We want to produce an stl of a heelbone from DICOM files to print and use in an operation. The edible Chocolate Brain was the inspiration to use Invesalius - meshlab I already know so this seemed like a good option. there are, however, limited manuals in english and infos to figure out c...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:46:02 PST
Where to get a cheap extruder? jduffy54 Where is the cheapest place to get an extruder for a 3D printer?  It must be premade (preferably a DC motor, not a stepper), and cannot require that I buy separate 3D printed parts.  Unfortunately, I cannot use Ebay, however, I can use most other online retailers.  It must be below $50, and if thats...
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Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:23:30 PST
como me doy de baja de la membresia pro de instructables , por que me estan cobrando el triple semana? sata87 necesito dar de baja mi membresia pro ya me llegaron 3 notificaciones de cobro a mi cuenta y no llevo una semana como la cancelo 
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Tue, 4 Dec 2012 18:00:06 PST
Minimum cost CNC/3D printer? jduffy54 I am looking to make a 3D printer and I need a few questions answered.  A) How can I convert a sketchup or solidworks model to G-code B) how can I feed that to an arduino uno line-by-line C) how powerful does a laser have to be (when well focused) to burn wood or paper/thin plastic (black paper, of ...
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Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:54:59 PST
Instant setting epoxy, resin, or plastic? jduffy54 Does anyone know of something that is cheapish and suitable for 3D printing by being extruded from a thin tube, and cures immediately on contact with a dried bit of itself, or exposure to another chemical or something?  It must be practical to put though a tube at low pressure, and again, cure almos...
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Sun, 4 Nov 2012 15:42:13 PST
super cheap, mini valves? jduffy54 Is it possible to get a TINY, cheap electric valve?  The idea is for a 3D printer that uses a huge array of tiny needles, each of which acts as an extruder, to 3D print stuff in seconds instead of hours.  My question is, could I use a tiny valve over each needle to allow or stop plastic? or would th...
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Sun, 4 Nov 2012 11:01:14 PST
Wanting to find someone to stamp names of donors on small brass plates? colgates This is for a non profit that I raise monies for?  Need suggestions and help finding someone or where to get this done, cheap??? Probably no more than a hundred ??  I'm female. A blonde.  Does that tell you anything??  LOL 
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Sat, 27 Oct 2012 03:15:59 PDT
Suggestions for Free 3D print ? Siddharth Jain I recently won a free 3D print for my instructable on using hot glue as a casting material....  :D But since I've already made an instructables robot for myself, I'd like to have some different thing as my free 3D print.... The thing has to be not more than 3"X3"X3" in size.... I've already se...
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Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:47:28 PDT
build a 3d printer with a standard stepper motor controller? lordl9999 Hey Im thinking about building a 3d printer, so I'm looking at the (endless) possibilities out there. Can I build one with a standard (4 or 5 axis) stepper motor controller (like the ones on ebay)?? instead of using an arduino (I saw on the internet that that's what they use on RepRap) (and since...
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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:56:48 PDT
How do I make or get a 3D printer extruder? 4lifenerdfighter I have NO clue where to get myself an extruder for my printer. Can anyone tell me? I'm hoping I can get it from a place in my city. What sort of shop would I look for?
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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 15:08:43 PDT
3d wax printer pmk222 Is there a wax 3d wax printer on the market that uses reusable wax (like candle wax) or is it possible/cheaper to just make one? I want to use this for lost wax moldings and I want to be able to reuse most if not all the wax used to make the mold. Any information would be great.
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 03:49:06 PDT
how to make 3d anamorphic art and sidewalk ? azizi zainudin can you show me how to draw a 3d anamorphic art and sidewalk
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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:20:20 PDT
What is a good, cheap, 3D part modeling program? yonch I need a program to design 3D parts, if I had a few thousands of dollars budget, I would of purchased Inventor or Solidworks but they are much too expensive. Searching the web I only found all kinds of open source programs that are not "professional" enough. I am looking for something cheaper than 1...
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Thu, 2 Aug 2012 15:07:33 PDT
what is the cheapest 3d printer and how much is it? nerd7473 I would like to know 'cause I want one.
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Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:31:00 PDT
Is polycaprolactone food safe? foobear Polycaprolactone ( aka "Friendly Plastic" aka "Instamorph" ) is a very interesting material with lots of diy potential.  I wonder, since Wikipedia mentions it is used in surgical implants, does that mean also that it is food safe? And If it is food safe, is it also aquarium safe? Thanks for any in...
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:16:16 PDT
I WANT TO CREATE A OWN TV CHANNEL . THEN WHAT IS MY 1st TO LAST STEP ACHIEVE THIS OBJECTIVE ? MY E-MAIL Abhishek Upadhyay I am 3rd year student of engineering (ELECTRONICS & INSTRUMENTATION) . I want to create a own TV channel for study purpose then how it is possible and what i am doing to achieve this. i want to help from my seniours who worked in this organisation . and want to ask me how a channel telecast ..... pl...
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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 07:56:15 PDT
I need a 3D printer for under $300!!! Harry Park The 3D printer must be under $300 including materials, electronics, motors etc. It must also run on an arduino mega 2560 which is not included in the cost. It must print at least 30cmx30cmx30cm and a maximum of 45cmx45cmx45cm. It must be able to run on a mac!!!!! it can be made of anything but I don...
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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 02:40:19 PDT
what is the price range for 3D printing? bringseis for non-commercial projects, what is the price range for 3D printing services. (ie: something as small as coffee mug, something the size of a mannequin)
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Fri, 6 Jul 2012 09:51:44 PDT
Autodesk software recommendations? Kiteman I was going to ask a general question about software, but I was reminded that, as an educator, I can get free Autodesk software. But, which do I choose?  Browsing the site, they all seem to produce the same things... I have two general tasks: create files to run a lasercutter, and create files to ...
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 12:31:50 PDT
3d modeled figurine of my Mass Effect 2/3 custom character? sjeenyus Ok, I'll probably be one of the first to admit it's a bit childish, geeky, and frivolous, but I've really been looking for a way to get my custom character from the Mass Effect games OFF of the tv screen, and ONTO my bookshelf... I was considering using 123d catch and screencap the character from mu...
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Sun, 1 Jul 2012 18:38:19 PDT
What 3D printers are under $1000 that I can have ready to use by July 1st. bdignes No hard building please.  I have found the solidoodle 3D printer, but it takes 5-6 weeks, anything quicker but not pricey? (Need a minimum build volume of 6"x6x6.
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Thu, 7 Jun 2012 19:18:14 PDT