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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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woofy
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Re: Medusa chandelier

Postby Stratosphere » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:46 pm

What was the inspiration for this lamp and how long did it take you to design it?


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