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Technical what would you do with a 3d printer??

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  1. gimpyshotrods
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    My Eldorado/Toronado TH425 differential eliminator IMG_20190705_112624.jpg , tail cone:
     
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  2. gimpyshotrods
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    This is is what I scan with at work: https://www.creaform3d.com/en/portable-3d-scanner-handyscan-3d/technical-specifications

    We have a Black Elite. It was about $100k when we bought it. I am sure that there are things out there now that would yield good results, for a less heart-stopping price.
     
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  3. patmanta
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    NICE WORK! What are you printing in, ABS? Are you going to run it in plastic or are you looking to cast it?

    OooOOoooh! You have the GOOD TOYS! I think I am going to end up starting with a free phone app for scanning. It seems like the entry price points for 3D scanning are either Free Phone App, $2500 up noname offshore scanning rig off Amazon, or, like, tens of thousands of dollars for the real deal like the one you use.
     
  4. TimPaige
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    I think I will make some small toy - cars for my son. He likes them a lot, for every hb I gift him smth like this. But a not long time ago I had not such a good period in my life. In one moment the price of 3D printer ink went up a lot. In addition, a cartridge in my usual printer had broken. I decided that a simple printer was more important and I started to search for online shops where I could order a new cartridge for my printer. I found these guys who provide high-quality cartridge from Brother for a reasonable price. I ordered a new cartridge and received it in a few days. These guys have sales on their site and free delivery! So if u want, u can look over this site for more info!
     
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  5. Spex84
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    I just tried out a free program called "Meshroom"; it converts multiple photos of an object into a 3D mesh. I photographed an object on a table from all angles, processed the photos into a 3D mesh in Meshroom, and then I used Blender (free 3D software) to deal with the generated 3D mesh. There's a learning curve but it worked pretty well.
    The program works best with objects that have lots of reference points; glossy surfaces and reflections will cause problems so a coat of matte primer/a grid of pen lines atop the object will help if it's smooth like a car part.
    If the phone app doesn't do what you wanted, give Meshroom and Blender a whirl!
    https://alicevision.org/#meshroom
     

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  6. madmike8
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    The print you see in the photo is in PETG. I will be printing the set for use in Carbon Fiber Polycarbonate to test in use on the engine. When I’m completely happy with everything I will cast it in Aluminum.
     
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  7. fauj
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    I've used mine to create test profiles for bead roller dies. Had a lot of fun (trial and error) making them.

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