Medusa chandelier

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woofy
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Medusa chandelier

Postby woofy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:07 pm

Hi everyone.

I designed and printed a "Medusa Chandelier" over the xmas break.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2001153

Printed with Raise3D premium white PLA.
Settings: Raise3D Speed Template on glass bed at 80 C.
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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby walshlg » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:45 pm

Nice design! Any trouble with the hollow arms where the wiring goes? What did you print it in?

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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby woofy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:18 pm

No, the arms printed fine with no supports.
The tricky part was putting the chains on the part printed loops at each end as they are printing. I did it on the fly without pausing the print.
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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby swampy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:58 pm

hell yeah thats one hellof a print been thinking of the next things to do was meant to do a lamp for our hall way im gonna do this in carbonfil petg thanks for sharing no wait ive another plan white and carbon petg

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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:17 am

Nice shoot!
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby lami3d » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:08 pm

Very nice, i'm gonna print one ! Tx

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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby swampy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:50 am

hi woofy what way did you print the arms at was they flat as ive tried twice now with different top layers and no supports but the top comes out all bubbly as their is no support but if we put supports in wont get them out to put wire though cheers

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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby woofy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:26 pm

It was printed with Raise3D premium white PLA, the settings are the raise3D Speed Template on a glass bed at 80 C.
I can't look up the exact settings until I get I to work tomorrow, but the only change is the bed temp and added M201 X500 Y500 to the start gcode. I found the top surface covered well with no support. Printed with the printer top removed.

What filament are you using?
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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby swampy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:50 pm

im using a recycled petg white i had a go at the chain section last night im going to turn my heat down to 215 and slowing speed down as well as i got up this morning and the top was messy and the chain was crumbly
its ok doing test cubes but when printing its a different game changer

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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby swampy » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:10 am

well i tried my petg carbon and it has done the smaller arms spot on just got to figure the white petg as im doing it in black and white

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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby woofy » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:20 am

swampy wrote:well i tried my petg carbon and it has done the smaller arms spot on just got to figure the white petg as im doing it in black and white

Should look good, looking forward to a photo when you've built it.
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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby swampy » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:04 pm

yeap plugging away think im gonna try the white petg at about 205 temp did you use screws to fix it togeather and which ones did you use thanks

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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby woofy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:00 am

I use No 4 self tapping screws from here:
https://www.rapidonline.com/affix-stainless-steel-pan-head-pozidriv-self-tapping-screws-64755
Get yourself all 3 lengths, I used all 3 as I see fit.
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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby swampy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:48 pm

cheers will get some on monday from my nut and bolt store man iv almost done the arms i think i would have been better doing then with a .05mm nozzle plus found problem with the top fil i got my lid of now coooling it quicker and the fan cover off think i will do some mods later i got some covers for the hot end but im getting their just the hardest to look forward to and thats the chains shall do them on a raft

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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby swampy » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:52 pm

here we go filnally made it but didnt print the chains as i was struggling to do them so cheated i added a pot on top as i soldered the 12 wires together and hid them underneath
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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby woofy » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:19 pm

Well done, Swampy.
I like the effect the black and white gives it.
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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby swampy » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:50 pm

only 1 problem she wants one on the landing now lol thought the little pot on top to hide the wires as their is 12 of them all tinned together goes well thanks for that design im gonna try some lithio lamp shades for the bedroom with david bowie on for her

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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby Stratosphere » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:09 am

Love this!

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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby woofy » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:50 am

Stratosphere wrote:Love this!

Thanks.
Let us know if you make one.
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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby Stratosphere » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:38 pm

Mine spends all of its time making prototype parts for a new 3D printer. Because all of the parts of my printer are all machined or custom weldments, mistakes are expensive. So, I use the N2 to "rough draft" before I machine. So much cheaper. On the main gantry bridge weldment, I will be taking the best three designs from FEA analysis and printing them off and then printing off a deflection test fixture and determining which has the stiffest structure for the least cost. Printing prototypes has helped me make a lot of revisions that were immediately obvious when I printed them. Little things like adding three threaded hoist rings so I can lift the gantry of the new printer with an overhead crane while aligning the linear bearings. I would like to do the Medusa as a test print on the new machine when it is complete.


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