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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Adventures in 3-D Printing for Miniature Gaming

Adventures in 3-D Printing for Miniature Gaming 
The Ups and the Downs

 Hello everyone I'm back for my next Blog of my adventures in 3D printing, I will talk about the ups and downs of 3D printing in this blog I will start with the Ups first.

The Ups: 
 #1 I have printed hundreds of items that would have cost me thousands of dollars and everyone likes saving money I have printed terrain in 3 different scales , WW2 15mm vehicles 28mm parts for models and 20mm modern vehicles since I started I believe i have printed around 400 different models
#2 for me its the enjoyment of seeing the models on my gaming table and knowing I made these models that's a great feeling  .
#3 Is knowing I have learn ed something new and I continue to learn every time I use my printer and when I think of new things I could try, then I workout how I will design or print something .
#4 filament is fairly cheap to purchase and goes a long way I find the material cost is low.

The Downs:
#1 For me it is breakdowns parts failing or me breaking something by mistake because I'm learning on my own .


#2 When a print fails after being on the printer for 8+ hours and it only had a hour to go or even 15 mins to go and it stops printing or it comes off the printer bed OMG it SUCKS!!!!!!!
#3 cost of some parts can be pricey to replace Ugh !! like right now my my bed leveling sensor died so now I have to purchase another one Grrrr so i can't print till I get a new one .
#4 For me this is minor but can be a downer and that is that some things you want to print take huge amounts of time a example is a 20mm vehicle takes on average 10 to 12 hours to print all the parts so its not instant gratification.
I hope everyone is enjoying the blog sofar I'am trying to keep it basic and not go into a lot of technical talk .

 Thanks for reading and I will back soon with a new blog.
Chris

3 comments:

  1. Just to let you know that I am finding it interesting :)

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  2. Yes, this is a very interesting article series. I am learning quite a bit about the whole thing. Well done again, Chris.

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  3. Yes, this is a very interesting article series. I am learning quite a bit about the whole thing. Well done again, Chris.

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