After many trials and failures, I have successfully printed the equivalent of "Hello World" for 3D Printers, which is the "3DBenchy". This online part was designed to be a torture test for a 3D Printer, with many under-cuts, over-hangs and fills, that are somewhat difficult. This part is about 2.5 inches long.
|My Printed 3DBenchy Results|
Here are a few of my initial prints of a part of my own design, obviously I did not know what I was doing.
Things got better with practice and understanding of the 3D Print process and control parameters.
The above is a replacement part for an Orbital Sander, this part is no longer available from the manufacture, it will eventually be printed with Black ABS Plastic, which is similar to the original. I designed this part with FreeCAD and used Slic3r for the G-Code output for the 3D Printer. For me, FreeCAD has a steep learning curve.
And, then . . .
On the next part, a Cable Chain of my own design, I must have lost the magic !!
But finally, things got better with practice.
|Cable Chain Links|
|The First Two Links of a Cable Chain.|
|Four Cable Chain Links|
About 2/3 Complete
This is fun, I think I am going to enjoy my new 3D Printer.
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