Project 2019 B

Another designing and printing experience of VANDEN. Used design software is BLENDER again. The exported *.stl files were prepared for printing using CURA. The physical printing has been performed using a cheap ANET E12 3d printer. This project has been done in the mid till the end of the third quarter in 2019. A puzzle for you: The rotor rotates around an embedded ball bearing in the middle onto a 8mm axle. The outer ring is a separated part and could be removed from the inner star like tracks. The ring includes 6x holes to connect the outer ring with the inner rotator. This needs to be done after putting the sliders into the tracks. A conus, to be maintained on a surface, holds the inner main axle where the ball bearing of the rotator lays on the small top. Some con-rods are required to combine the crank with the sliders: The crank has to be put on top of the inner axle to dis-center the con-rods. The con-rods rotating arond the small borehole whereas the bigge

Project 2019_A - design, preparation and print

Let's start with a solid ring creation and let's call it part X. The ring is surrounded by 66 holes . The holes are in the same distance to each other. So it is even better to include the holes in the print job as drilling them manually afterwards. The ring is designed using BLENDER and  its inner diameter is 251 mm and the outer 266 mm. This dimension plus a buffer for the - so called - "brim" around the circle will nearly fill out the maximum print capabilites of the 3D print bed. The print bed - the plateau to print on - has a dimension of 300 mm x 300 mm. Steps to perform - written down one time in detail 1a) the solid ring open blender, remove default circle by pressing x press shift+c and center the cursor to 0,0,0 by selecting 'cursor to center' press num block 7 to view from top on the surface click add -> mesh -> circle add a ring - on the left panel choose 96 vertices, radius 133 (mm) press num block comma to center the current obje

The Tools

The toolset used for this project is BLENDER ( ) and CURA ( ). BLENDER (God bless Ton Roosendaal) is used to design the 3d models and CURA to prepare the models for 3d printing. Related to BLENDER I found a very helpful articel about preparing blender files for 3d printing. Reading it is a must have Here comes a list of collected and helpful keyboard shortcuts of blender. in edit mode: ALT+CRTL+SHIFT+m  :  is each mesh manifold (water tight) check f  :  fill / face creation an edge or face / combine two vertices / makes a line between 2 vertices CTRL+f  :

The projects

Project 2019_A - this is about a fantasy machine model - decoration Extra Material List: B. - 4 pieces - 13,60 EUR M- 20 pieces - 24,90 EUR

welcome to vanden's 3d printing - first words

A new year, A new hobby. I got a project in my mind I would like to realize it with the help of 3d printing. It requires certain small parts. At this moment I got also the feeling that it will keep the costs in a normal manner - cheaper than ordering all required parts by a third party print service. So I will keep track here in this post about the upcoming costs and log even more things about it. Let's start. the first printer - model Anet E12 - 239,- EUR* the first material - 1kg PLA transparent and 1kg ABS snow white filament - 44,92 EUR* 3x nozzels - 0.1, 0.6, 1 mm - 7,50 EUR* * incl. shipping