stitchdup Posted September 20, 2022 Share Posted September 20, 2022 9 minutes ago, CabDriver said: I'd recommend picking up the latest Model Cars Mag for an EXCELLENT primer on 3d printing...but in the meantime... Do I only need the actual printer? or are there other bits needed to go with it? Printer, plus a way to wash and UV-cure the parts plus some resin and 99% isopropyl alcohol for the cleaning. Here's the matching wash / cure station: https://www.amazon.com/ANYCUBIC-Station-Upgraded-Machine-Anycubic/dp/B09L81S4L7 Almost all the 'standard' resins require the alcohol to clean up the parts after printing but before curing - but I've just picked up some water-washable resin that cleans with (guess what...) water. Water washable resin seems generally to be more expensive, but you don't have to buy the alcohol and keep straining it to keep it clean, so swings and roundabouts. I wish I'd done this from the start, personally - here's one brand of water washable resin: https://www.amazon.com/ANYCUBIC-Precision-UV-Curing-Shrinkage-Photopolymer/dp/B09QKQTXNM/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3M94C8UBLSA48&keywords=water+washable+3d+printer+resin&qid=1663698890&s=industrial&sprefix=water+washable%2Cindustrial%2C96&sr=1-4 How are they on fumes? Not bad - you can definitely smell it a little but its not nearly as bad as most any solvent based paint or primer. The printer runs with the 'lid' closed and everything enclosed so I've had no concerns about running mine inside, even if the resin does have a faint smell to it. I'd also download a slicer program like Lychee and make sure you're comfortable loading a file into it and doing all the kinds of things you'd be likely to do for real - resizing parts, mirroring parts, adding supports etc etc - Lychee link here: https://mango3d.io/downloads/ Thanks, my mag should be here in a couple of weeks so i'll be sure to give it a good read through. Any size or model reccomendations? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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