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Would it be possible to 3d print an acrylic aquarium?  Or would it be really cloudy?

I dont think you can print acrylic. PLA and ABS are the most common. 

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Do you guys know a site where people put their 3d-printed case mods online?

Can't find anything on thingiverse. Need some inspiration :P

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Do you guys know a site where people put their 3d-printed case mods online?

Can't find anything on thingiverse. Need some inspiration :P

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I have seen a few websites of case mods but as normal there for a price... which i don't recommend

I seen a lot on thingiverse in the way of fan brackets but nobody dares to go with custom water cooling stuff, yet, Is it just me or am i going to 3D print an entire case when i get one

 

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Bad cobra get back on the server! xD

I have seen a few websites of case mods but as normal there for a price... which i don't recommend

I seen alot on thingiverse in the way of fan brackets but nobody dares to go with costom water cooling stuff, yet, Is it just me or am i going to 3D print an entire case when i get one

 

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I think printing watercooling stuff isn't done because of risk of leaks. Also you have to consider that PLA (the standard material for printing) degrades very fast when it comes in contact with water (takes around 2 weeks and PLA is fully decomposed... Not sure about ABS though, should be able to sustain longer.

But I think the  biggest problem will still be the leaks. Even only the tiniest hole in for example the first layer may cause a leak...

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I think printing watercooling stuff isn't done because of risk of leaks. Also you have to consider that PLA (the standard material for printing) degrades very fast when it comes in contact with water (takes around 2 weeks and PLA is fully decomposed... Not sure about ABS though, should be able to sustain longer.

But I think the  biggest problem will still be the leaks. Even only the tiniest hole in for example the first layer may cause a leak...

Yeah that's why you test in 3D printed models and then make it real with custom parts that don't leak, but of course have 3D printed supports brackets and custom LED stuff

PLA will expend and contract when the heat gets in contact with it, so will most plastics besides the new one they are currently inventing, but makes a great test platform to test what works best, makes R&D very cheap

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Just wondering if anybody is interested in this thread being updated or not.

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Anyone willing to do 2 small test prints for me, for a usb/SD card holder i am making for my desk. The test would just be a USB sized slot and an SD sized slot to check sizing. If anyone is interested it would be greatly appreciated as it would save me having to wait till I get back to school to test things. pm me and I will send .stl files

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Everytime I look into 3D priting something, I end up making it in wood myself because it is SO expensive to print via shapeways. Maybe 10 years in the future this won't be a problem anymore...

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For me laser cutting would not be cheaper because i own a 3D printer and not a laser-cutter ;) You are right about the surface not being as uniform as acrylic would be, but some sandpaper and some elbow-grease will fix that for PLA. For ABS you can get the surface the same as molded-plastic by using acetone-vapor to smooth out the surface. 

I have a mockup of a cable cover like that in Sketchup. Does is sand down to a smooth surface? That's my only issue with 3d printing still is lower resolution printers have jagged edges on round surfaces.
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Is there anyone that would be willing to print me of something for a small amount of money like a fiver or something? And if so how large is the flat surface area as I think it may be a bit wide for most printers but I could be wrong.

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I've printed a 120mm square to 140mm round fan adapter recently, meant to mount the Thermalright TY-143 onto a 120mm cooler.

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I've no idea why the world is afraid of 3D-printed guns when clearly 3D-printed crossbows would be more practical for now.

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Did anyone mention 123D? I am having success with it.

Anyway a mistake mentioned here, STL is not a 3D printing standard, it is a model standard. Printers actually print Gcode, description of movement. You can't make that universal.

BTW i am modeling a case for my audio amp. Will post final result.

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Here is my 3D printer, just added a CCFL light I had sitting around.

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Print quality at the moment without a heated bed:

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The enclosure is heated though. I currently need to fix the following:

Damn Z wobble (seriously this is properly pissing me off)

Cura being retarded and not Z-Hopping over SURFACE FINISHES, resulting in derp lines

And I need to buy a heated bed.

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I know this is an old thread but it seemed the most appropriate place for the mod I did. Added 3D printed fan dampeners made from Fenner Drives' NinjaFlex. I was cleaning up an older PC for my kids to use inside a white with black details Phantom 410. As an avid 3D printer and employee of such a company I get lots of samples to try but not always so much that I can do a lot with it. In this case I have lots of small 10m windings in a variety of colors. I could have done black but the white seemed a nice contrast and the black wasn't the same as the plastic anyway. If it's going to stand out I would rather it be deliberate.

 

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would it be a good idea to Laser cut a custom case using MDF?

 

I mean make all the drawings for the case and get it cut and then assemble it all from scratch.

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1 hour ago, titan384 said:

would it be a good idea to Laser cut a custom case using MDF?

 

I mean make all the drawings for the case and get it cut and then assemble it all from scratch.

It would work, but if you're going to custom fabricate a case, why not have it look really good by using something like acrylic?

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1 hour ago, Hackentosher said:

It would work, but if you're going to custom fabricate a case, why not have it look really good by using something like acrylic?

Because i have got scrap pieces of MDF for free in the design studio.

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14 minutes ago, titan384 said:

Because i have got scrap pieces of MDF for free in the design studio.

Oh then go for it. Do a Noctua build xD 

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I know this thread is pretty much dead but I was wondering if I created a small 3d model if someone would mind printing it for me I'll pay cash as well obviously. I only ask as I recently just got a new car and there's nowhere to put my vaporisers so i was thinking of creating a piece that would fit in to the center console cup holder to hold them. Let me know if it's something you would be interested in helping me out with. 

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13 minutes ago, moderategamer said:

I know this thread is pretty much dead but I was wondering if I created a small 3d model if someone would mind printing it for me I'll pay cash as well obviously. I only ask as I recently just got a new car and there's nowhere to put my vaporisers so i was thinking of creating a piece that would fit in to the center console cup holder to hold them. Let me know if it's something you would be interested in helping me out with. 

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On 11/9/2016 at 0:38 PM, Hackentosher said:

Oh then go for it. Do a Noctua build xD 

Would love to do a build.. but i dont have enough funds. i also need to be saving to go for masters degree.

 

probably would be designing a case and selling it to some random guy in college.

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i am looking to 3d print a mod to seal in my coolermaster 212 evo i want to make a lid that will clip into my corsair 120mm sp fan that will let the heat pipes poke out i have no experience 3d modeling and was just wanting to know if anybody can help me learn or maybe make me a model if i provide the measurements  and photographs

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On 9.2.2017 at 11:39 PM, B1gjph said:

i am looking to 3d print a mod to seal in my coolermaster 212 evo i want to make a lid that will clip into my corsair 120mm sp fan that will let the heat pipes poke out i have no experience 3d modeling and was just wanting to know if anybody can help me learn or maybe make me a model if i provide the measurements  and photographs

Check out Google Sketchup, free CAD/3d drawing progream. Easy to learn and lots of tutorials on Youtube. For printing check https://www.shapeways.com:)

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