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3D printing services for the club -- Lets see how this goes

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Hey everyone. In addition to the reef hobby, I also do 3d printing on the side. To that end, I have a printer that is *mostly* idle. I figured I'd offer it up to the club for 'use'.

 

Here's what I propose. You send me the .stl files that you want printed and the material (I can handle PLA and PETG pretty easily). I'll send you a materials estimate (normally from a few tens of cents to a few bucks), and we'll print the thing out at cost. You pay shipping + cost of materials once its printed, and I'll send it along to you.

 

If this gets popular, there will have to be a queue, and pieces are of course, best effort, and as-is based on the STL file you send me. Basically, I'm trying to be a nice guy and do something nice for the club, so don't be mad if it takes a bit of time, or anything like that. :)  I cannot guarantee anything and I can't promise that this service will exist forever, but lets give it a shot.

 

For what its worth, the printer is a Prusa i3 MK3S and I have a build volume of roughly 8"x8"x8".

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This is awesome! I’ve been looking for a mushroom box, bristle worm trap, and pod condo.

Where’s a good place to look for designs? I heard there’s a couple repos out there.

Are you able to print with one of the reef safe plastics?

Thanks
Matt

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Thingiverse is a place where designs are shared. However, I've not seen a lot of Reef stuff there.

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I’m looking for EcoTech mounts. TomBradley412 was doing it. But I haven’t heard back from him for several months. Not sure if he is offline or not.

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That is a very generous offer. I have been thinking about a mount for my PMUP but not sure where to find the file.

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I found this thread on R2R that has a list and files of reef stuff.

Let me know if you can use this information.

There are a few things on here that i would love to have

 

https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/3d-printed-aquarium-parts-archive-thread.599807/

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Thanks, Milton! Nice to have somebody do the homework to put these things in one place like that.

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I just published my Apex bracket to Thingiverse here.

 

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And, for what it's worth, the bracket design that I use for my DC6000-based skimmer pump controllers is now also shared here

 

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Glad this thread is getting some attention. As you guys decide what you want, please send me a private message with a link to the STL file (usually from Thingiverse), thought I also use tinkercad.com to design my own stuff from time to time if you wanted to try your hands at that.

 

As they come in, I'll make a post with progress, and we can keep track that way.

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Glad this thread is getting some attention. As you guys decide what you want, please send me a private message with a link to the STL file (usually from Thingiverse), thought I also use tinkercad.com to design my own stuff from time to time if you wanted to try your hands at that.
 
As they come in, I'll make a post with progress, and we can keep track that way.
Thanks for starting it, too.

I use Autocad's Fusion 360 (which is free to use for non-commercial individuals, e.g. Hobbyists).

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Yeah autocad is waaaaaay more sophisticated than tinkercad. I was mostly replying to the whole thread for folks in case they wanted to give something a shot. Tinkercad was on a level that I could pick up pretty easy, vs autocad, which seemed to be for a much more capable user :)

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First print complete for Menglish: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3642666

 

That the model. Here's the output. Honestly, it feels small, though I printed it at the scale that the model came in. I don't own a PMUP. Are they relatively small pumps?

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