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3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 1:10am On Mar 08, 2023
Just 3d printing
Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 9:06am On Mar 09, 2023
I got to know about 3d printing a couple of years back.
There was an old car that was no longer in production meaning I could not get the part new, I tried searching for the used part locally but was not lucky, the ones I saw online was cheap enough but fright was exorbitantly high because the part was big.
I looked at having it produced locally by a plastic factory but it didn't make sense for them to produce just one sample.
I researched making it myself using resins and fibre, bought some of the items I needed but got stuck along the way and had to abandon the idea.
I ended up repurposing a part from another car by cutting, meting and welding plastics.
During my search I stumbled on 3d printing got in touch with a guy here in Lagos but he told me it would be more expensive to 3d print the item. Went online saw videos and my interest was piqued!
Checked prices and they were affordable depending on what you needed them for. And you can print virtually anything on it but you must know how to work on a software where you can design and break down larger parts into smaller bits that the printer can handle.
And that friends was how I ordered and bought a 3D printer from China!

Below is a video of me unboxing it, and the model I got was the Ender 3


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BSmdniCEf8

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Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 4:08pm On Mar 09, 2023
So far I have printed
1. Threaded funnel for my 8th gen civic oil service
2. Bracket for holding down the battery in above car
3. Front registration plate holding brackets and support
4. Side mirror blockers for my powerbike
5. Phone mount for my bike
6. Various figurine
7. Helmet wall hanger
8. Portable phone support
9. Glk 17, glk 19
10. Various moulds and templates
11. Flower vase
12. Functional whistle
13. Gyro etc
Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 10:10am On Mar 16, 2023
Printing blockers for my side mirrors


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myX79dCFZKo

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Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 9:31pm On Apr 25, 2023
Hi uwemjack

Still into 3D printing?

Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 9:32pm On Apr 25, 2023
Working on a 3D printing project: helical gear for a processor

Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 9:34pm On Apr 25, 2023
The strength of the printed gear not strong enough for the 28NM Torque products for the electrical motor in the appliance

The gear sheared after 5mins in the rotor system

Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 9:39pm On Apr 25, 2023
Working with PLA filament. Can the strength of the material hold up when a torque of 28NM is applied?

Do you think a solid fill when printing could improve the strength of the printed gear?
Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 9:42pm On Apr 25, 2023
uwemjack:
I got to know about 3d printing a couple of years back.
There was an old car that was no longer in production meaning I could not get the part new, I tried searching for the used part locally but was not lucky, the ones I saw online was cheap enough but fright was exorbitantly high because the part was big.
I looked at having it produced locally by a plastic factory but it didn't make sense for them to produce just one sample.
I researched making it myself using resins and fibre, bought some of the items I needed but got stuck along the way and had to abandon the idea.
I ended up repurposing a part from another car by cutting, meting and welding plastics.
During my search I stumbled on 3d printing got in touch with a guy here in Lagos but he told me it would be more expensive to 3d print the item. Went online saw videos and my interest was piqued!
Checked prices and they were affordable depending on what you needed them for. And you can print virtually anything on it but you must know how to work on a software where you can design and break down larger parts into smaller bits that the printer can handle.
And that friends was how I ordered and bought a 3D printer from China!

Below is a video of me unboxing it, and the model I got was the Ender 3


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BSmdniCEf8

Are you working with Creality Ender3?

Recently ordered one because cocoon 3D printer does not give me many option on Cura slicer.
Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 1:08am On Apr 26, 2023
owagbeba:
Hi uwemjack

Still into 3D printing?

Yes I am
Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 1:11am On Apr 26, 2023
owagbeba:


Are you working with Creality Ender3?

Recently ordered one because cocoon 3D printer does not give me many option on Cura slicer.

Yes! the model is Ender3 v2 and it's serving wonderfully
Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 1:20am On Apr 26, 2023
owagbeba:
The strength of the printed gear not strong enough for the 28NM Torque products for the electrical motor in the appliance

The gear sheared after 5mins in the rotor system

The stronger the filament used the better, ordinary PLA is the lightest PLA+ is stronger which is what I use for my printing, also increasing the number of wall line count (up, down and side) will improve the strength.
Increasing the fill density will also increase the strength.
But the best for your purpose will be a solid fill.
Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 1:26am On Apr 26, 2023
owagbeba:
Working on a 3D printing project: helical gear for a processor

There's a problem with this print it's not looking clean, maybe reason why it's not sturdy.
What print setting are you using?

I use PLA+ filament for my prints

Chat me on WhatsApp
Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 6:26am On Apr 26, 2023
uwemjack:


There's a problem with this print it's not looking clean, maybe reason why it's not sturdy.
What print setting are you using?

I use PLA+ filament for my prints

Chat me on WhatsApp

Nice to hear from you.

These are old lay-around filaments that I found in the warehouse. I guess humidity has done them bad… so they “sputter” in hot extrusion.

We had a bunch cocoon model makers from Au that didn’t sell as planned.

Not many hobbyist in Nigeria, I suppose.

Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 6:28am On Apr 26, 2023
uwemjack:


The stronger the filament used the better, ordinary PLA is the lightest PLA+ is stronger which is what I use for my printing, also increasing the number of wall line count (up, down and side) will improve the strength.
Increasing the fill density will also increase the strength.
But the best for your purpose will be a solid fill.

Do you source PLA+ locally? Any reliable seller?
Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 6:32am On Apr 26, 2023
uwemjack:


Yes! the model is Ender3 v2 and it's serving wonderfully


I recently ordered Ender3. I guess I should have gone for V2. What’s the main difference?


It seems you are the one only on Nairaland talking 3D …. I was expecting loads of topics on 3D here on Nairaland..
Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 9:09am On Apr 26, 2023
owagbeba:


Do you source PLA+ locally? Any reliable seller?
There are some sellers on Jiji.
I imported mine and I am willing to sell to you.
I have five colours
Black - 2nr, fire engine red - 1nr, peak green - 1nr, silver - 1nr and white - 2nr.
Each roll is 1kg and came at a cost of ₦16,500.
How many do you need?

Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 9:12am On Apr 26, 2023
owagbeba:


Nice to hear from you.

These are old lay-around filaments that I found in the warehouse. I guess humidity has done them bad… so they “sputter” in hot extrusion.

We had a bunch cocoon model makers from Au that didn’t sell as planned.

Not many hobbyist in Nigeria, I suppose.

Yes, wet filament will do that
But you can dry it in an oven
Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 9:15am On Apr 26, 2023
owagbeba:



I recently ordered Ender3. I guess I should have gone for V2. What’s the main difference?


It seems you are the one only on Nairaland talking 3D …. I was expecting loads of topics on 3D here on Nairaland..


The v2 is the latest of the two, so the the quirks in the other would have been sorted I assume.
I have not used the other so I can't speak directly on their differences.
Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 3:18pm On Apr 26, 2023
uwemjack:

There are some sellers on Jiji.
I imported mine and I am willing to sell to you.
I have five colours
Black - 2nr, fire engine red - 1nr, peak green - 1nr, silver - 1nr and white - 2nr.
Each roll is 1kg and came at a cost of ₦16,500.
How many do you need?


Lovely…. Are you in Lagos?

Send account details to my email. Just add @mail.com to my Nairaland handle.
Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 3:20pm On Apr 26, 2023
uwemjack:


Yes, wet filament will do that
But you can dry it in an oven

Some of my filament are already brittle… they snap sometimes when fed into the extruder.

Will a dehydrator oven cure these brittle filaments?
Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 3:27pm On Apr 26, 2023
uwemjack:

There are some sellers on Jiji.
I imported mine and I am willing to sell to you.
I have five colours
Black - 2nr, fire engine red - 1nr, peak green - 1nr, silver - 1nr and white - 2nr.
Each roll is 1kg and came at a cost of ₦16,500.
How many do you need?


I will need a red one.

One more thing, is it possible I pay for a bundle and send a gear STL file to print with your Ender? Then I can send a rider to pick up both remainder bundle and the printed gear?

It’s a small gear with solid fill
Gear : 15mm Height /38mm diameter

Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 3:30pm On Apr 26, 2023
owagbeba:


Some of my filament are already brittle… they snap sometimes when fed into the extruder.

Will a dehydrator oven cure these brittle filaments?

Your regular kitchen cooker can dry the filaments

You will have to test it first
Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 3:33pm On Apr 26, 2023
owagbeba:


Lovely…. Are you in Lagos?

Send account details to my email. Just add @mail.com to my Nairaland handle.

Yes in Lagos
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Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 3:37pm On Apr 26, 2023
owagbeba:


I will need a red one.

One more thing, is it possible I pay for a bundle and send a gear STL file to print with your Ender? Then I can send a rider to pick up both remainder bundle and the printed gear?

It’s a small gear with solid fill
Gear : 15mm Height /38mm diameter


Yes you can send the STL file, how many grams is it when you slice it?
But I will print it with the present filament on my spool which is silver.
Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 7:29am On Apr 27, 2023
uwemjack:


Yes you can send the STL file, how many grams is it when you slice it?
But I will print it with the present filament on my spool which is silver.

Good morning.

May I have your email add. I’d like to send you the stl file
Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 9:07am On Apr 27, 2023
owagbeba:


Good morning.

May I have your email add. I’d like to send you the stl file

Good morning
Uwemjack2000@yahoo.com
Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 12:58pm On Apr 27, 2023
uwemjack:


Good morning
Uwemjack2000@yahoo.com

File sent to mail.
Also provide account details via mail

Thanks
Re: 3D Printing by uwemjack(m): 3:00pm On Apr 27, 2023
owagbeba:


File sent to mail.
Also provide account details via mail

Thanks
Seen
Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 3:31pm On Apr 27, 2023
uwemjack:

Seen

Ok. Solid fill print.
Thanks
Re: 3D Printing by owagbeba: 7:14am On Apr 28, 2023
interesting video on the best filament for gears in high torque machine systems.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtRJ4lnNAXY

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