The first iteration of an entire chair is complete! Chair dimensions are 16″ L x 13″ D x 36″ H. All chair parts were printed on desktop printers CR10 mini and MK3s+; bed sizes – 12″ x 9″ and 11″ x 8″. The filaments used to print the chair were 3dPrintlife Pro PLA, PLA/PHA, and Dura Nylon. What follows are photos and a few notes.Continue reading “Desktop Printer 3D Printable Chair With Cushion – Chair Design Series, Part 6, Iteration 1”
Can Vases Be Printed Watertight in Vase Mode?
In the “Dura: PLA based biodegradable Nylon Analog” blog post, I mentioned that I had not tried using the optimized bottom/ironing-enabled method with other filaments. Later, I performed tests on vases using three types of filaments; Dura Nylon PLA, Pro PLA by 3D Printlife, and PLA by Push Plastic. The definition of watertight for these tests is the vase holds water for more than 2 weeks without leaking. The results of my tests are that vase diameter, filament, the top fill pattern, and slicer are all factors in making watertight vase mode vases.Continue reading “Can Vases Be Printed Watertight in Vase Mode?”
Solar Oven Year End
The final test of the solar oven for this year was performed yesterday, Saturday, October 22, 2022. Trials will begin again next year, in early summer. The highest oven temperature reached yesterday was about 142° Fahrenheit. That is more than 20° below the temperature from the last test (see video).Continue reading “Solar Oven Year End”
Dura: PLA based biodegradable Nylon Analog
A couple of months ago, I received an email from 3D Printlife about Dura nylon. After reading the description, I thought it might work for making a cushioned shoe sole and for the chair cushion, so I ordered a spool. I was hoping it would make a softer cushion, where covering the top with cotton batting and fabric would not be required.Continue reading “Dura: PLA based biodegradable Nylon Analog”
Chair Design Series, Part 5 – Precursor
Precursor is the first prototype chair. The final version will have all 3d printed parts (Including a printed cushion) and a higher back. The cushion has already been tested.Continue reading “Chair Design Series, Part 5 – Precursor”
Can A Solar Oven Melt Failed Prints?
A few posts in 3d printing Facebook groups have shown flat masses made by melting shredded failed prints and filament scraps. I do not want to melt PLA in my oven due to the fumes that would be generated, so I never tried, despite wanting to recycle prints instead of throwing them away. Having large, flat masses of filament would save me the trouble of printing shelves for the cabinets I plan to make. After a recent slew of failed prints for a coffee table project, my desire to convert them into shelving pieces increased.Continue reading “Can A Solar Oven Melt Failed Prints?”