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    well, I decided that since I paid my truck off, it was time to acquire a new tool as a present, I think this little... er... big guy should come in handy!

    https://folgertech.com/collections/3...3d-printer-kit

    I had wanted a 3d printer for years, but never found one that met my desires that wasn't ridiculously expensive. the build area on this thing is huge! 28"x13"x15" I figure that's big enough to prototype an intake manifold if I wanted (I do...) Lead time on the machine is supposed to be 3 weeks, I'm hoping it's alot faster than that, but I'll just have to wait and see.
    Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.

    I get bummed out every time I type "titties" in the search bar and nothing pops up....

    Built not bought, because bolt-ons don't...

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    Nice! I bought a 3D printer a couple of your ago now, but haven't used it in probably a year. Mine only has about a 10"x10"x10" printing area, so I could never do a whole manifold, but other items have crossed my mind. Make sure to post pics once you get it going!
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    • #3
      I thought I posted this in "other" not intros... I'll post lots of pictures. the big plan is to use it to make molds for metal castings.
      Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.

      I get bummed out every time I type "titties" in the search bar and nothing pops up....

      Built not bought, because bolt-ons don't...

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      • #4
        6x6x7 is my build area and I haven't used it much after the first couple months. Mostly because its a pile of garbage:/ Consistency is non existent, so I lost interest in learning how to design parts.
        Ben
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        • #5
          well, I'm hoping I don't run into the same problems, if I do, I'll just have to figure out a way to fix those too. I have a few ideas for ways to improve rigidity if it becomes necessary.
          Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.

          I get bummed out every time I type "titties" in the search bar and nothing pops up....

          Built not bought, because bolt-ons don't...

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          • #6
            Rigidity isn't the issue I have. Its the Z offset, and either the belt system itself, firmware, sensor feedback touching off the corners, or...its just a pile of garbage. Ill get it dialed in, and 3 prints later its eating the bed on the first layer.
            Ben
            60DegreeV6.com
            WOT-Tech.com

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            • #7
              Don't know if I'd trust most publicly available 3d printed materials for an intake manifold. I don't think they could handle the heat and pressure. We use some 3D printed prototype parts for testing at work (GM powertrain), but they are commercial machines using special materials that are both extremely expensive. Not the kind of stuff people can typically get at home.
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