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Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 17 11:35 am    Post subject: 3d Printing.  Reply with quote    

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. :(

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 17 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 17 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
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... ;)

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. :?

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 17 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 17 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
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



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 17 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

buzzy



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 17 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
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



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 17 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

At the International Potters Camp in 2015 they were using a 3D printer with clay 8)

I'm sure there will be a video on utube

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 17 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gz wrote:
I'm sure there will be a video on utube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2TOrakJDpU

gz



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 17 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

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