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Toronto Electric Model Aviation Club (TEMAC) => Trading Post => Topic started by: sihinch on August 12, 2017, 03:14:18 pm

Title: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: sihinch on August 12, 2017, 03:14:18 pm
Does anyone know anybody locally who will do 3D print jobs for cash?

I have files that I'd like printing but no printer!
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: vicwhit on August 12, 2017, 06:07:39 pm
Details? I have a printer and might be able to help.
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: sihinch on August 12, 2017, 07:31:36 pm
Thanks for the reply Vic. This is what I was after:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2343392/#comments

To use one of Frank's terms, "no" is a perfectly acceptable answer!
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: bweaver on August 12, 2017, 09:41:08 pm
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NOPE :o
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: vicwhit on August 13, 2017, 11:06:53 am
I will give it a go. Since this is all curves, there will be no flat surface to lie on the printer bed. Printing this will involve support material as you can't print in open air. Everything is based on layers. Cleaning up the support material can be a lot of work to get to a smooth finish. If that is on the inside, it should be OK. The first attempt will be in black material. When I am satisfied that I have a working solution, you can choose black, white, yellow, blue, or clear-ish.
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: sihinch on August 13, 2017, 01:21:13 pm
Wow, thanks Vic! That's awesome of you.

I don't mind cleaning up the material, and black is great.

One thing though, it needs to house a chip, so leaving the inside as close to smooth may be better and then I can clean the outside. I'm thinking the chip probably needs to sit well.

But what do I know about 3D printing?
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: vicwhit on August 13, 2017, 02:25:27 pm
The first one turned out not bad. The ledge that sits offset from the edge broke off while removing the support material. I will be more careful on #2 and increase the detail too for a finer outside finish.
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: vicwhit on August 13, 2017, 07:48:56 pm
Nailed it. Chip included.
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: Bigstik on August 14, 2017, 09:29:36 am
One can always use 3D Hubs. It is a place where you can get printing done locally. I went there and found a guy doing print jobs right here in Guelph.
Check out 3D Hubs.
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: sihinch on August 14, 2017, 12:51:22 pm
Looks like I have a Guy right here, called Vic! Wow, thank you so much. What an amazing club.

Not sure I can afford your chip though.

Thanks again Vic. Now I will have to talk cost!
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: vicwhit on August 14, 2017, 01:04:36 pm
If you have to ask. ..you cannot afford it.
CU Wed.
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: Gil.E on August 15, 2017, 06:56:16 pm
Hi Simon,
I only saw your request last night. I should visit the TEMAC forums more frequently.
I couldn't let go of a good 3D printing challenge. Here is my "bid entry" in white PLA+ after minor sanding of the support material.
I know it's too late, so consider this a backup cover for the very fine part made by Vic.

In the spirit of free market competition I will match the $0.00 price tag and throw in a video of the part being printed as a promotion gimmick: 

https://youtu.be/wNDveDjXjrc (https://youtu.be/wNDveDjXjrc)

Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: bweaver on August 15, 2017, 07:36:39 pm
NOW WHAT IS IT SIMON?   ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: vicwhit on August 15, 2017, 08:02:15 pm
Aha! No chip...😆
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: sihinch on August 15, 2017, 08:03:24 pm
I can't take the competition of the open market!!!

Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: Gil.E on August 16, 2017, 01:14:55 am
Ok, let's get down to business 

Vic,
First off, you know it and I know it, but that blue DIP package is not a chip, it's a resistor array network. Calling it a chip is just misleading the client. It’s the old #FakeChip sales tactic  :)   
Secondly, I don't think you could out-chip me. Per photo below, we have real chips. Lots of them.

Simon,
Our bright plastic part reflect 90% of harmful UV energy during sunny days, plus we provide a lifetime replacement policy for materials and workmanship.

Your move Vic...
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: vicwhit on August 16, 2017, 11:33:25 am
I'm flummoxed. I was going to put in 24 pin memory chip but the Blue one was much prettier. Don't ya think?
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: sihinch on August 16, 2017, 11:51:07 am
Just FYI both of you, I like Prawn Cocktail and Salt 'n' Vinegar chips....
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: BJROB on August 16, 2017, 04:05:47 pm
I'm not sure them chips are any good
tossed in an non ESD container and stacked like that
yes they are an older chip set so most likely they'll still work.
How they taste (Simon) they're a little plastic tasting with wire in it.
Wire not suitable for flossing.   
Title: Re: Wanted 3D printer custom jobs
Post by: Gil.E on August 16, 2017, 09:41:03 pm
I know BJ, but these chips will never be used again. They are from my 30 years old ancient collection. I just can't bring myself to throw them away. I keep new chips in triple layer of anti-static bags with Silica Gel Desiccant packets.

I don't think Simon should put these old chips in his mouth. They are from the days when men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri and electronic components used to contain generous amounts of Lead.