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Want me to print you something?

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 22, 2014, 9:01 AM
My 3D printing hub on 3DHubs.com is now online!  Go check it out here: www.3dhubs.com/chicago/hubs/cb

Currently my Objet30 is the only printer available, but I plan on having my Rostock MAX and maybe my Ultimaker online by the end of the week.  If you have an idea, but aren't confident in your 3D modeling skills, feel free to shoot me an email at clothbender@gmail.com and I'll see if I can help you out.

Seeya guys!
C.B.

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Why 3D printing?
I used to make armor/props/etc the traditional way, then I went away for college. I soon found out that it is really hard to make things in an apartment building with strict noise ordinances, so I started looking for alternatives.

In addition to being significantly less smelly and noisy, 3D printing allowed me to make props more quickly and at a lesser cost. Proportional and scaling errors became obsolete and I could model new props as my old ones were printing.

Which modeling software to you use to make your prints?
For the most part, I use Blender to make my models; however I will use ZBrush for models that need to look more organic. After I make the model in blender, I use Netfabb to scale, repair, and export the model to an .stl for printing.

Which printers/printing techologies do you use
I have a MakerGear M2, Rostock MAX Tri-Force Edition by Trick Laser, Ultimaker Original, and an Objet30. The first two are FFF/FDM machines - the most popular type of printer for hobbyists and "pro-sumers." I use these printers for large prints that don't have thin parts or high levels of detail. The Objet30 is a PolyJet printer, capable of very, very detailed prints. I use this for small items with high levels of detail. If I need a large item with either high levels of detail, thin parts, or both, I opt to use an online printing service (i.e. Shapeways or iMaterialize) to print it in polyamide.

Why do your 3D prints look so smooth?
There are two reasons for this. The first is that print on high resolution printers (~30µm layer height). The other is that I spend a lot of time post-processing my prints: applying spot putty and filler primer, sanding, etc.

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davison22 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  New member
Hello, how can i buy a Keaton Mask? I'm from mexico
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Customuse Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  New member  Artist
Thank you for the favourite and the watch!
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Xaveric Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Which 3D printer do you use? I've been looking at many and am not quite sure which would be best. Your 3D prints look very nice and I'm looking for one that can get proportions nicely without the the model becoming disfigured. 
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ClothBender Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Alright, this is going to be a long answer.

I currently have two working printers, and a new one on the way.  The first one is an Objet30, which is really high-end and out of most people's budgets, so as much as I love the printer, I can't exactly recommend it, unless you have a lot of money to spend.  My other printer is a MakerGear M2, which is a more reasonable $1775 (USD).  I've had this printer for two years now and it still works great (although, admittedly it got pretty jostled when I moved across the country.  It's back in working order now).  I should also mention that I use online services a lot, especially for masks.  Depending on who gives me the cheaper price, I use either Shapeways or iMaterialize.

If I were you, I would go with either the Ultimaker Original or Ultimaker 2.  The Ultimaker Original has a long-standing reputation for reliability and print quality.  It also has a large community, so if you have any problems with the printer, it is easy to troubleshoot them.  From what I can tell, the Ultimaker 2 is more refined version of the original Ultimaker with many of its upgrades built in (and a larger build volume).

For what it's worth, I am planning on getting an Ultimaker Original ASAP.  Why the Ultimaker Original?  For one, it's about half the price.  Two, it has a 2-4 week lead time instead of 8-10 weeks.  Three, it has a dual extruder upgrade (I want to experiment with water soluble support material, and a dual extruder is necessary for this).  Four, you can buy it as a kit, so you can easily paint it (I have a thing for black printers).

Another notable printer is a Delta/Rostock/Kossel printer.  This is the printer that I am currently waiting on.  Since the bed doesn't move, so you have fewer print failures and no need for bed leveling.  Allegedly they can also print faster.  They can certainly print BIG things (my printer has an 11" base and 19.5" build height), but I have not worked with one for extended periods of time, so do some research if you want to go with this option

If I were to make a recommendation from the printers I have worked with, I would go with a MakerGear M2.  If I were to make a recommendation based on a printer I want to get myself, I would suggest the Ultimaker Original.

My Delta Printer: www.tricklaser.com/Assembled-R…

Hope that was helpful
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Xaveric Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, everything was extremely helpful. I really appreciate your time and information. Thanks!!
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Xaveric Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the Objet30, correct?
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chancludojoe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Thanks for the trade :meow:
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Paltiel Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Thankee for the point.
Enjoy the llama!  ^_^
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Great SnK models, too.
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Cholul123 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hi thank you ver much for llama trade :) nice gallery u have :)
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ClothBender Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome (and thank you!)
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