Author Topic: 3D Printing Tips and Techniques  (Read 11633 times)

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Re: 3D Printing Tips and Techniques
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2022, 12:16:04 AM »
Send them to you or Jeff or anyone who wants them. I keep some of the supports  to use as a "pull tab" when cleaning the FEP (the clear film at the bottom of the tank) - I hold one down near a corner of the tank, run the "tank clean" function (which lights up the whole screen for a few seconds).I then take the partially exposed sheet outside to fully cure - although this is extremely exothermic in direct sunlight.

I usually print many copies if the parts are small enough to fit multiples on the build plate. They get cured and go into the spares box.

The rest (all cured) goes into the recycling bin.

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Re: 3D Printing Tips and Techniques
« Reply #51 on: September 25, 2022, 03:25:55 AM »
HackSpace has a pretty good free PDF book on 3D design and printing FreeCAD for Makers They're using FreeCAD a Free 3D CAD program - its a parametric design CAD program, but it will work with meshes and can output STL files. It's also (as it says on the tin) free.

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Re: 3D Printing Tips and Techniques
« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2022, 01:52:01 AM »
Another one with 3D STL files for purchase:  https://www.gambody.com
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