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I was Wondering?

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
I was Wondering?
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, July 22, 2022 3:28 PM

There is a thread.

         Taking us through a print and build of a New Jersey Turret. Now, I gotta say I look at this and I see something. The Printer creates these little support structures for the parts .One: is there any way to recycle this Material? Two; There is a temptation to see this stuff used as chotskes in other builds. Such as refineries or deck piping. In some cases Hand rails on the external bulkheads.

         I wonder if that's possible? just think, a ready made forest of piping for a car underhood build or a very complicated Space-Ship engine assembly. Hmmm????

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    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Friday, July 22, 2022 7:14 PM

I don't see why not, all you have to do is make friends with that magnificent son-of-a-gun who is creating that particular masterpiece. You could start by sending him a Christmas card .  .  .

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, July 23, 2022 7:52 AM

That's a Good Suggestion;

      Except it ain't Christmas Yet! I just couldn't help myself. You see, Hoo Yah, I don't even throw sprue away. It either becomes Sproo Gloo or it becomes Super thin railing and antenna material, Rails notwithstanding, but their Stanchions too!

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    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Saturday, July 23, 2022 11:53 AM

Tanker-Builder

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Two; There is a temptation to see this stuff used as chotskes in other builds. Such as refineries or deck piping. In some cases Hand rails on the external bulkheads.

         I wonder if that's possible? just think, a ready made forest of piping for a car underhood build or a very complicated Space-Ship engine assembly. Hmmm????

 


So true! I started saving these things almost as soon as I began 3D printing - But I'm guessing most (non-hoarders) stop relatively soon due to the sheer volume generated.
I now only save a few exceptional parts and cull the lot frequently.


Unfortunately I doubt any of this stuff is recyclable, I don't think the output of resin printers is actually plastic. The filament used by FDM printers may be (as long as it isn't black) but I doubt the relative small sizes of the scraps make it through the filters.

- Joe the SMG

  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, July 23, 2022 12:03 PM

Hi JoeSMG;

       You have a point there. I don't know what the material is, It feels to me like some kind of resin or nylon type stuff. But it does have it's uses I would imagine. Looking at the forest of it on some of the parts I would imagine too, that a person would get overwhelmed with it, Therefore requiring extreme selectivity as to what's saved!

       I do know the early printers built out of something that was extremely hard to sand , like Nylon would be.

  • Member since
    November 2019
Posted by Humper on Saturday, July 23, 2022 11:38 PM

  My Dad send a Christmas card? Y'all are too kind and funny! All I get is: "Are you gonna be able to visit this year?" LOL

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 24, 2022 4:08 PM

""Yeah!

          Especially Sassy Kids, Now go to your room! Christmas cards, What does he think I am made of, Money?" 

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Sunday, July 24, 2022 7:41 PM

Tanker-Builder

       ...

       I do know the early printers built out of something that was extremely hard to sand , like Nylon would be.

 

 

Spot on TB - the first popular home 3D printers heated "plastic" filament (PLA, ABS or even nylon) and extruded the molten material in thin layers. The layers are thin but still quite visible and you are right, difficult to sand.

- Joe the SMG

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