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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by FWLR » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:46 am

I now also have an hinge of sorts. I did try doing Rik's which he has put on the forum, but it turned out somewhat wrong. It was probably my fault with the understanding of the setting, but the rivets came out with very sharp points at the top, I know that's me :error: stupid....It also was a tad thin, so I played around again and this is what I have now. There is only one rivet on either side of the hinge plate, but that can be altered. The main thing is I have managed to print a hinge...

There is a decency warning with the first photo, it's just the way it printed..... :imsorry



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The second photo shows the one on the left, which is what I have come up with and the one on the right is Rik's setting, or my interpretation of it, sorry Rik.
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Again on Rik's also, one of the rivets came off really easy, I guess though that is because I didn't have it on the main body of the print.


Anyway onwards and upwards, hopefully. :thumbright:
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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by ge_rik » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:47 pm

No problem Rod
Happy that you are using my tutorial and branching out on your own

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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by FWLR » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:52 am

It's a bit more than achallage for me Rik, but with help from yourself and others on the forum I am making some progress, all be it slow....... :roll:
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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by FWLR » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:05 am

I did get to print the Bike also Boris. Although two problems arose from them. Firstly, the original small scale print I did put supports and they were a bit of a pain to take off. 2nd, I scaled it up to 140% and it was a lot better, but the handlebars and one of the foot pedals were a bit thin, the pedal actually broke off. Also it printed with two rafts on the bike wheels, which helped with getting the print off the bed and I kept one on to aid with it standing up.

Maybe the handlebars need to have supports, so I will try it again with the supports on, although is the a way of just having supports where you need them and not covering all of the print :?:

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Close up, they do look a bit rough, well a lot. But from a distance they look ok. I don't know how much it cost to print them, I only used about 1 meter of filament and it took about 45 minutes approximately.

I forgot to write down the time and material used.... :imsorry
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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by SimonWood » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:01 am

FWLR wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:05 am
Maybe the handlebars need to have supports, so I will try it again with the supports on, although is the a way of just having supports where you need them and not covering all of the print :?:
2 options for this in Flashprint that I'm aware of:

Put supports in manually by going into 'supports' and instead of clicking on the "A" for Auto Supports (at the top) use the '+' for Add (on the left) to add individual supports - once you have selected this you can click on your model wherever you want to add supports.

Put supports in automatically in the usual way, then use the 'x' for Delete (on the left) to remove individual supports - once you have this selected then any supports you click on will be removed.

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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by FWLR » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:52 am

Thanks Simon.

I will give it ago after I have done the Grandsons phone case. It's taking 6hrs to do...Mind you it's 6.5 inches, so it has to be tilted....
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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by FWLR » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:29 am

Now I haven't been to good lately and I am going to see the heart consultant at 1.45pm about these blooming pains I have been getting again just lately. So the 3d work has had to be put on hold, well it was curtailed somewhat. I have been far too long on the laptop, looking at things on Thingiverse and other stuff.

I have though managed to build a gate, it took me two and halve weeks. Anne was getting very upset with me, so I needed to limit my time on it. Because I haven't been working on TinkerCad much, it's slightly difficult trying to remember how things work on it.

Anyway here it is.

Finished on the printer. I haven't done the hinges though. I thought I would see how it turned out.
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Now with most of the raft off.
The second photo is the bottom of the gate. You will see I made a huge "cock-up" by printing it flat. Because I haven't got the two planks that are at 45Deg level with the posts, the raft has been a bit of a pig to get off. There is still some left on, but has this is a trial it will do.

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The hinges need to go on, but I will need to get the planks level with the posts. I know I think that the posts need to be the same thickness as the planks don't they.

There is the question of the infill also. You can see it really plainly. Don't know what to do about that.

This will have to do for now until I come back from the hospital later on, that's if I am up to it... :dontknow:
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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by FWLR » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:32 am

I am also not getting notifications again. I thought it would improve with the new server. still it's no problem really. I do come on everyday without Anne knowing sometimes.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by FWLR » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:40 am

The size of the gate is,

Length 134mm

Longest post height 92mm

Shortest post height 71mm

Plank width 5mm

Space between planks 9mm

I am thinking is the correct scale. It was all guess work for me.... :imsorry
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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by ge_rik » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:05 pm

That looks pretty darned good to me Rod. Well done!

Now you've started you'll soon be on a roll. Won't be long before you start drawing and printing your own rolling stock. How about the Flying Scotsman?

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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by FWLR » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:05 am

Thanks Rik.

Not sure about the Scotsman, but I do want to do my own rolling stock at some point. :)

It may be some time yet I am thinking :scratch:
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