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    Thinking of getting the Flashforge creator Pro. Who has one?

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      I have a flashforge - been good entry level printer
      This is a post i wrote by mistake, which is nice...

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        would 3D printers work for printing cookie cutters ?

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          Originally posted by reborn View Post
          would 3D printers work for printing cookie cutters ?
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            I've done several - most notably moustache ones for movember that copped a flogging and just kept going
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              Out of curiousity how much time and material would it "cost" to print a shape much like a box, roughly 100x100x250 and say 3-5mm wall thickness in a material durable enough to be sanded and painted and screwed on the exterior of a car?

              Am thinking light housings for LED tail lights - as part of some changes in the kit-car business we are looking to create some specific ADR compliance parts and 3D printing seems like a cost effective prototype and production method.

              Most of the other bracket type things around the car would be fitting inside a 100x100x100 cube but be more complex shapes.
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                Would be quite easy to knock something up in CAD and then upload to 3DHubs to get a price. Remember that say for a cube or any other hollow part, the top part needs support inside to hold the top with most printing methods or you make it as two parts.
                There's very much an element of DFM if you are targetting 3D printing vs injection moulding for example.

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                  aaron - you also need to consider the different deposition methods - laser powder type method will give a smoother surface - but can only be done on whizzbang machines.
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                    A 100x100x250mm box with 5mm walls my printer tells me 105m of filament (and 35 hours on my slow machine) with *no* supports for the top so not printable as one piece (supports added another 200m!). That's about 300g worth for 100m I think.

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                      Sweet. Thanks - understand the limitations of the method - it's a balance for us in the cost model of building good looking bespoke components and not adding an unreasonable dollar figure to the cost of the kits (or completed cars)
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                        Also I don't think it's possible to print clear plastic like a light lens or something that could be sanded and/or polished clear.

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                          Got a couple more upgrades for mine. dont think i can upgrade it anymore other then size.



                          hopefully finish putting it together and print off a giant dick or something stupid.
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                            Files here
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                            2008 Dodge Durango SLT (another minivan on steroids - the daily)
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                              Im too lazy to start a new thread... this one is close enough.

                              Make this, mount it on your generic CNC rig.

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                                This guy's channel is pretty awesome at times.

                                Love the printer !

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