3D Printed Dog Urn...why not?

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rhines44
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3D Printed Dog Urn...why not?

Postby rhines44 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:56 pm

After some struggling with my N2 and putting enough time together to start dialing it in, I'd say this is my first real end use job that I'm completely happy with. This is the lid to a Starbucks coffee cup urn I'm in the process of making. Yes, an urn. For my dog. :cry: A long story but to keep it short, he's been my constant companion for the last 11 years and finally had to say goodbye to him last week. He was the greatest dog and overcame tremendous obstacles, one of them being losing a front leg 4 years ago to cancer. He went everywhere with me. Over the last year or so, I started bringing him to Starbucks with me on the weekends where we'd sit and relax. I'd enjoy my coffee and he'd enjoy his bacon gouda sandwiches...the least I could do for him. It became "our spot" together. Anyhow, I'm printing this urn along with finishing it off with a custom paint job so it isn't just an overgrown coffee cup sitting on my table.

As far as the print goes, there are a few tweaks to still be made, but overall I think it came out damn good. I may have to lessen my overlap as thats where you can see some peaks where the infill meets the shells.

I can't thank Andy Cohen enough for the bed level upgrade. If you haven't done it, you should. This large object was done without a raft which previously I couldn't do except for benchys.

I used Polymaker PLA ( https://amzn.com/B00YXBMMB2 ) and here are my settings:
nozzle: 227
bed: Glass with purple gluestick @ 90 (I know that's high, but I couldn't get it to stick any less...but that was on buildtak which may need some cleaning. Once cool, the print came loose with only a mild twist.
no raft or supports using ridiculously awesome bed leveling mod.
.2 layer height with 15% infill.
1st layer height at .25 125% flow rate
retract 35% at 1.2

thanks.
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Re: 3D Printed Dog Urn...why not?

Postby Zettlinger » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:41 pm

Sorry to hear about your dog, my condolences. Losing a pet that is so close to you is almost like losing family :(

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Re: 3D Printed Dog Urn...why not?

Postby woofy » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:36 am

I know how you feel.
My username and avatar come from my love for a long lost pal.
It's a great project in honor of your friend.
Raise3D N2+, Ultimaker2 & UP plus printers.

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Re: 3D Printed Dog Urn...why not?

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:33 am

It's a sad story with a great print.

Note: PLA is a biodegradable filament which will not do harm to environment.

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rhines44
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Re: 3D Printed Dog Urn...why not?

Postby rhines44 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:27 am

Thank you all. I appreciate the remarks.

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Re: 3D Printed Dog Urn...why not?

Postby Billucas » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:50 pm

Hello, I read your touching story. I share your pain. Three years ago it happen to us too.
I understand what your saying. Nice project you have and it's nice to see. I guest you will
keep the Urn in house?
Otherwise, if you want a good plastic that is resistant to weather and UV rays, try "ASA".
Take care!

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Re: 3D Printed Dog Urn...why not?

Postby NewbPilot » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:09 pm

rhines44 wrote: This is the lid to a Starbucks coffee cup urn I'm in the process of making. Yes, an urn. For my dog. :cry: A long story but to keep it short, he's been my constant companion for the last 11 years and finally had to say goodbye to him last week. He was the greatest dog and overcame tremendous obstacles, one of them being losing a front leg 4 years ago to cancer.
As far as the print goes, there are a few tweaks to still be made, but overall I think it came out damn good. I may have to lessen my overlap as thats where you can see some peaks where the infill meets the shells.

Very sorry for your loss. We lost our pup of 13 years last year and it still hurts. Nice way to remember him.

For the print - can you educate me on the overlap and peaks? I dont see it or understand it :)

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Re: 3D Printed Dog Urn...why not?

Postby rhines44 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:26 pm

Finally got around to printing the rest of the urn. It was polyplus PLA. I really like that stuff. The small supports on the letters were a bit more difficult, but I managed with an exacto knife to pop them off...now on to painting and finishing...
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Re: 3D Printed Dog Urn...why not?

Postby rhines44 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:57 am

NewbPilot wrote:Very sorry for your loss. We lost our pup of 13 years last year and it still hurts. Nice way to remember him.

For the print - can you educate me on the overlap and peaks? I dont see it or understand it :)


It seems to be where the shells meet the infill. I (think I) have the infill set with too much overlap. It runs far into the inner shell creating a bit of a raised edge. Hard to see on a white print. I'll try and get a better pic.


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