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Desmo 11-26-2017 01:05 PM

3d printer for rc parts
 
Any recommandations for cheap, but usable printer for rc parts?

ElChupacabra 11-26-2017 01:14 PM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
Wanhao Duplicator i3 or any of the clone variants. I have one from MicroCenter and it's awesome. If you think you can get away with a smaller printer the Monoprice MP Select Mini is the best printer for the money at that size. I own both printers and they're both extremely useful. All printers will need tinkering and calibration so don't expect to buy something and just start pumping out parts.

jlwatchman 11-26-2017 04:15 PM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
Monoprice Select Mini has their refurbished on sale right now for $135 which is insane:

https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_...ls+LLC-1122587

It is a plug and play printer that doesn't require technical setup that would ruin the experience for a beginner.

It has high quality prints comparable with $500 units and has a huge following on Facebook that would give you all the help you need.

There is a guy on Amazon that did a review on it comparing the prints with his $2700 printer. Of course it is not the same but very close.

I'm not being endorsed or anything but I just came across this deal today and am ordering one tonight as well. Hopefully it's still in stock!

Desmo 11-27-2017 12:22 PM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jlwatchman (Post 5770320)
Monoprice Select Mini has their refurbished on sale right now for $135 which is insane:

https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_...ls+LLC-1122587

It is a plug and play printer that doesn't require technical setup that would ruin the experience for a beginner.

It has high quality prints comparable with $500 units and has a huge following on Facebook that would give you all the help you need.

There is a guy on Amazon that did a review on it comparing the prints with his $2700 printer. Of course it is not the same but very close.

I'm not being endorsed or anything but I just came across this deal today and am ordering one tonight as well. Hopefully it's still in stock!

Nice price, but I'm in europe and the shipping kills the deal for me.

JatoTheRipper 11-28-2017 07:53 AM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
The Monoprice Select Mini is probably the best starting printer. The print bed is kind of small at 200mm x 200mm x 200mm, but the quality will blow you away once you get it dialed in.

This can be ordered direct from Monoprice as well as lots of other online outlets.

jebster 11-28-2017 10:23 AM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
I've been looking to get a 3d printer to start playing around with rc parts. this looks like it could fit the bill and the price is hard to beat. now I need to get smart on materials and how to input designs!

redemon 11-28-2017 12:40 PM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
I just bought a MonoPrice Mini from Amazon for $154 shipped. Couldnt pass it up.

rockhugger 11-28-2017 01:49 PM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JatoTheRipper (Post 5770793)
The Monoprice Select Mini is probably the best starting printer. The print bed is kind of small at 200mm x 200mm x 200mm, but the quality will blow you away once you get it dialed in.

This can be ordered direct from Monoprice as well as lots of other online outlets.

Where do you see 200mm? I show 4.7" x 4.7" x 4.7" (120 x 120 x 120 mm) pulled from the link posted.

I hope you're correct "thumbsup"

JatoTheRipper 11-28-2017 02:12 PM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rockhugger (Post 5770890)
Where do you see 200mm? I show 4.7" x 4.7" x 4.7" (120 x 120 x 120 mm) pulled from the link posted.

I hope you're correct "thumbsup"

Sorry, you are correct. It's 120mm not 200mm.

jebster 11-28-2017 04:48 PM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
Sounds like that would be big enough for me to print up things like transfer cases and crossmembers. Just have to convince my wife this is a good Xmas gift for me! "thumbsup"

jlwatchman 11-28-2017 08:33 PM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
You can find lots of parts from Thingiverse . com

I know there's scale accessories, parts for SCX10, and I'm going to print off a bunch of gate cones

HLDMYBR 11-28-2017 10:26 PM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
I have a FolgerTech 2020 that works good. Printed skid plate, shock towers and a couple other things from thingiverse for my bronco. I use cura for slicing and pronterface for printing.

JatoTheRipper 11-29-2017 09:50 AM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jebster (Post 5770929)
Sounds like that would be big enough for me to print up things like transfer cases and crossmembers. Just have to convince my wife this is a good Xmas gift for me! "thumbsup"

It's definitely good for scale accessories. And it's a great starter printer because it's reliable, makes high quality prints if you invest the time to learn the printer, and the price is low so you don't have to invest much just in case you don't like 3D printing.

Here are some RC stuff I printed on mine.

Grave Digger bumper and fire extinguisher:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4276/...daa01e79_b.jpg

Ford F-150 OEM wheels and hub caps:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4278/...dedc89fb_b.jpg

Gun grips straight off the printer:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4225/...8fb07817_b.jpg

Gun grips with a little bit of sanding and staining, installed:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4210/...347dee37_b.jpg

jebster 11-29-2017 10:23 AM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
those look good. I hadn't thought about wheels. I've been lookin for some 1.9 wheels with a construction theme for some Tonka trucks I've been converting over to rc. this could be the ticket, just print them myself.


Quote:

Originally Posted by JatoTheRipper (Post 5771114)
It's definitely good for scale accessories. And it's a great starter printer because it's reliable, makes high quality prints if you invest the time to learn the printer, and the price is low so you don't have to invest much just in case you don't like 3D printing.

Here are some RC stuff I printed on mine.

Grave Digger bumper and fire extinguisher:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4276/...daa01e79_b.jpg

Ford F-150 OEM wheels and hub caps:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4278/...dedc89fb_b.jpg

Gun grips straight off the printer:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4225/...8fb07817_b.jpg

Gun grips with a little bit of sanding and staining, installed:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4210/...347dee37_b.jpg


jlwatchman 11-29-2017 02:13 PM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JatoTheRipper (Post 5771114)
It's definitely good for scale accessories. And it's a great starter printer because it's reliable, makes high quality prints if you invest the time to learn the printer, and the price is low so you don't have to invest much just in case you don't like 3D printing.

Here are some RC stuff I printed on mine.

Grave Digger bumper and fire extinguisher:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4276/...daa01e79_b.jpg

Ford F-150 OEM wheels and hub caps:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4278/...dedc89fb_b.jpg

Gun grips straight off the printer:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4225/...8fb07817_b.jpg

Gun grips with a little bit of sanding and staining, installed:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4210/...347dee37_b.jpg


What filament did you use to print the 1911 scales?

JatoTheRipper 11-30-2017 08:32 AM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jlwatchman (Post 5771200)
What filament did you use to print the 1911 scales?

Hatchbox wood filament. It's awesome.

Jim85IROC 11-30-2017 01:39 PM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
Those 1911 grips look great!

Anyway, back on subject, I just picked up a Maker Select V2 from Monoprice for $254 on black Friday. I just got my first couple prints out over the last couple days, and I'm real impressed with the print quality. I'll be printing some parts for my Gen7 shortly.

JohnRobHolmes 11-30-2017 01:59 PM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
You will want to add the z braze to the maker select. I would also recommend a glass bed and external bed heater FET.

jlwatchman 11-30-2017 03:10 PM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim85IROC (Post 5771508)
Those 1911 grips look great!

Anyway, back on subject, I just picked up a Maker Select V2 from Monoprice for $254 on black Friday. I just got my first couple prints out over the last couple days, and I'm real impressed with the print quality. I'll be printing some parts for my Gen7 shortly.

I picked up a Monoprice as well...the V1 Select Mini. Not the newest but I paid $127 including shipping :)

jebster 11-30-2017 03:17 PM

Re: 3d printer for rc parts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnRobHolmes (Post 5771513)
You will want to add the z braze to the maker select. I would also recommend a glass bed and external bed heater FET.

I'll have to look into these additions if I get one. Hope they aren't costly.


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