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CCRN
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Flowers

Post by CCRN » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:04 am

Starting to think of Christmas gift ideas to show my wife the printer saves us money. I came across this design on Thingiverse and while it is hit or miss to print, most are turning out better than I expected.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:240158

I have some colored pipe cleaners coming from Amazon. Will glue them in the base to make stems.
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Jules
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Re: Flowers

Post by Jules » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:10 am

Cool! :)

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Re: Flowers

Post by CCRN » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:15 am

Couldn't have gotten this far without your help, Jules!!

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Re: Flowers

Post by Jules » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:18 am

Oh sure you would...... ;)
(Good luck with convincing your wife that the printer will save you money though........ROFL!)

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Re: Flowers

Post by zemlin » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:14 pm

Cool concept for printing like that.

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Re: Flowers

Post by CCRN » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:36 pm

Jules wrote:Oh sure you would...... ;)
(Good luck with convincing your wife that the printer will save you money though........ROFL!)
The challenge was getting a pipe cleaner stout enough to support the weight of the larger flowers and to hot glue
it without destroying the PLA. I ordered some from amazon that were too weak. Picked some up at Hobby Lobby and they were much sturdier.
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Re: Flowers

Post by CCRN » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:40 pm

Jules wrote:Oh sure you would...... ;)
(Good luck with convincing your wife that the printer will save you money though........ROFL!)
Well, it doesn't make me money but if I could offset the costs associated with it, that would be fine by me. The M2 was a big part of me winning an award at work for process improvements and an extra $500 dollars! :D

Seems like I find a color that is fantastic then it is gone for weeks. Once it comes back around I feel like I need to buy several spools to avoid running out. The PLA market demand, especially on Amazon is rabid.

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Re: Flowers

Post by Jules » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:11 pm

Seems like I find a color that is fantastic then it is gone for weeks. Once it comes back around I feel like I need to buy several spools to avoid running out.
:lol: This, exactly, is how I wound up with something like 20 spools of PLA that I have to store out of the humidity.

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