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Resin 3D printer for Christmas?

PostPost by: Jason1 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:07 pm

Resin printers are really affordable this Christmas.
I am hoping for an Elegoo Mars (?230) this year but may end up buying it myself as the wife ?says? she?s not buying it. Lol

These new resin printers make great quality prints. Anybody using one to print car parts?

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PostPost by: reb53 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:54 am

If you have a big enough one they're certainly useful for making patterns in order to cast parts.
Here's a Bugatti engine project.

https://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topi ... ct/page/3/

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PostPost by: 69S4 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:24 am

Not really thought about it for car parts but someone in Italy has been been printing conversion parts for old cameras so they can use what film formats are available these days. My old 1970 Kodak Instamatic now works with 35mm film.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:52 pm

If I'd had one 7 or 8 years ago I would have made reproductions of the switch bezels for Giugiaro-era Esprits, which are NLA and easily broken. Might also have made a plastic bit that goes inside one of the switches which is also easily broken.
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PostPost by: gav » Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:20 pm

Really impressed with the Bugatti project - fantastic work
One day I'll actually finish - completely - one day....
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PostPost by: mbell » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:43 pm

What you really need is a friend who's just finishing recommissioning one of these...
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:40 pm

reb53 wrote:If you have a big enough one they're certainly useful for making patterns in order to cast parts.
Here's a Bugatti engine project.

https://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topi ... ct/page/3/

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I guess if you can afford the Bugatti a printer that big would be small change.
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PostPost by: reb53 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:19 am

Quart Meg Miles wrote:
reb53 wrote:If you have a big enough one they're certainly useful for making patterns in order to cast parts.
Here's a Bugatti engine project.

https://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topi ... ct/page/3/

Ralph.

I guess if you can afford the Bugatti a printer that big would be small change.


That's kind of the point.
Can't afford the Bugatti, so make one.
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