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Hairyloon

3d Printing.

Anybody here any experience?

I've heard about printing in wax and using that for lost-wax casting in metal, but I've failed to find much by way of information, and I am doubtful that normal wax is strong enough to make it to the business end of a typical extruder.

That said, it ought not be beyond the wit of man to design an extruder that can print with anything that can be made to flow: I've heard of it done in glass and concrete...

But so far, I've not yet managed to get the computer to talk to the thing, never mind doing anything fancy. Sad
Nick

You can certainly 3D print in chocolate and cheese, if that helps.
Hairyloon

You can certainly 3D print in chocolate and cheese, if that helps.


I have heard that it is possible, but I'm pretty sure that I can't do it (yet?).

If you have any top tips on the relevant extruders, then that could bring it a step closer... Wink

ETA, actually chocolate 'loons are already a possibility: I could print one in plastic and take a mould from it in silicone... Don't see much market for them though. Confused
Nick

Nope. No personal, hands on experience, I'm afraid. But when I say cheese, please don't think double ripened, mould conditioned, unpasteurised glory. Think American cheese. From a can. In the 90's.
Hairyloon

But when I say cheese, please don't think double ripened, mould conditioned, unpasteurised glory. Think American cheese. From a can. In the 90's.

Ah, well there is a challenge: to print in proper cheese...
NorthernMonkeyGirl

I've seen printed pizza, but that doesn't help you at all I'm afraid :/ buzzy

Nope. No personal, hands on experience, I'm afraid. But when I say cheese, please don't think double ripened, mould conditioned, unpasteurised glory. Think American cheese. From a can. In the 90's.

So when you said 'cheese', you really meant 'not cheese'. Wink

Henry
gz

At the International Potters Camp in 2015 they were using a 3D printer with clay Cool

I'm sure there will be a video on utube
Hairyloon

I'm sure there will be a video on utube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2TOrakJDpU
gz

and a house!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUqyY-jU62c
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