And so it begins

pricklypunter

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Can I get my order of a 36 bay chassis in now? :D

I love CNC machines, reminds me of the days where we would waste sheet after sheet plotting Snoopy on a flatbed just to watch the pen being shuffled around :)
 
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Patriot

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why did you have this kind feeling?
Because they make pla with 40% wood infill ...
You can print things that act like wood... sand and stain them...
Even smells like wood while printing.

But filament for wood runs $40-50/KG
PLA is the cheapest at 20-30/2KG

Nylon will probably be my standard for use in PC chassis due to the heat tollerence and it runs ~$30/kg

Took an hour-fifty for the highly detailed test print to finish.



First up with nylon?
SSD Stackers - 2.5" HDDs work too! (Previously "Dual SSD Stackers") by nonaym
 

legopc

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Because they make pla with 40% wood infill ...
You can print things that act like wood... sand and stain them...
Even smells like wood while printing.

But filament for wood runs $40-50/KG
PLA is the cheapest at 20-30/2KG

Nylon will probably be my standard for use in PC chassis due to the heat tollerence and it runs ~$30/kg

Took an hour-fifty for the highly detailed test print to finish.



First up with nylon?
SSD Stackers - 2.5" HDDs work too! (Previously "Dual SSD Stackers") by nonaym
Holy crap that looks nice and high detail. What printer are you using? We have one at school but it isnt really great, it breaks a lot. Any cool things you plan on printing?
 

Patriot

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Holy crap that looks nice and high detail. What printer are you using? We have one at school but it isnt really great, it breaks a lot. Any cool things you plan on printing?
I imagine fan brackets for heatsinks... baffles for airflow in cases... a few dnd characters here and there...
I am frankly extremely impressed with the print quality... for a $350 monoprice printer...
I have a feeling I will be getting the dual head version in a few months...

All I can say is a good deal of Christmas presents will probably have 3d printed elements this next year.
 
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Patriot

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Aaaand if you want to print hotter stuff... like nylon...
Micro Swiss LLC

Need an all metal front end...
Fun fact, this is a rebranded Wanhao Duplicator i3, so all the mods and upgrade for it... :D
 

Jerry Renwick

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Because they make pla with 40% wood infill ...
You can print things that act like wood... sand and stain them...
Even smells like wood while printing.

But filament for wood runs $40-50/KG
PLA is the cheapest at 20-30/2KG

Nylon will probably be my standard for use in PC chassis due to the heat tollerence and it runs ~$30/kg

Took an hour-fifty for the highly detailed test print to finish.



First up with nylon?
SSD Stackers - 2.5" HDDs work too! (Previously "Dual SSD Stackers") by nonaym