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From: Dick Balaska
Subject: cad for 3d printing
Date: 4 May 2020 17:12:16
Message: <5eb08530@news.povray.org>
I am looking for recommendations for cad software for our library's 3D 
printer.  Preferably running on Linux.  I guess something that emits the 
.STL format.


(
So, the 8 year old got a drone for his lockdown birthday. It came with 4 
propeller guards.  It took 2 days to waste all of those.  Go to amazon 
to buy more...
$35 for 4 pieces of injected molded plastic!!!  These cost < 1 cent to 
make.  They could even just be waste spars from something else.  I was 
super pissed as I laid out my $38 with 2 month delivery.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07V4MVB5V/
I won't be ordering more of those.  Hopefully the library reopens and I 
can print these simple parts before we waste the 4 we're getting.
)

-- 
dik
Rendered 49,882,521,600 of 49,882,521,600 pixels (100%)


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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Re: cad for 3d printing
Date: 4 May 2020 17:25:02
Message: <web.5eb0873f846d296efb0b41570@news.povray.org>
Dick Balaska <dic### [at] buckosoftcom> wrote:
> I am looking for recommendations for cad software for our library's 3D
> printer.  Preferably running on Linux.  I guess something that emits the
> .STL format.

You're a POV-Ray guy.  Use OpenSCAD.


> $35 for 4 pieces of injected molded plastic!!!  These cost < 1 cent to
> make.  They could even just be waste spars from something else.

I would have made some from coat hanger wire by now....


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From: hkarsten
Subject: Re: cad for 3d printing
Date: 29 Jul 2020 13:55:00
Message: <web.5f21b582846d296ecfad681c0@news.povray.org>
Try FreeCAD too, it's working well together with OpenSCAD.

When you import OpenSCAD-scripts into FreeCAD it's producing NURBS-Data out of
it and you can even export the objects as STEP or IGES.

OpenSCAD need to be installed on the system to open OpenSCAD-scripts into
FreeCAD and it's not working, if you import .STL-Files within the Script.


For the beginning have a look into the "Part"-workbench to model the objects and
the "Mesh design"-workbench to produce the necessary mesh-objects for your
STL-export at the end of the process.

See some tutorials on youtube for it.

Best rgds,
Holger


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From: hkarsten
Subject: Re: cad for 3d printing
Date: 29 Jul 2020 14:35:01
Message: <web.5f21c05b846d296ecfad681c0@news.povray.org>
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07V4MVB5V/

BTW. what kind of 3D-Printer you have in your library? I'm just asking, because
I was printing some parts on a resin-based printer, using tough-material.
This might be a solution. The frames won't break anymore.


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