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    Cool Last minute X'mas 3D printed gift for someone who has everything ?

    If you are still looking for a last minute gift, try this out-of-the-world 3D print:


    ISS Expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore holds a 3-D printed ratchet wrench

    If you haven't been living under a rock, you'll know that NASA started 3D printing in space !
    The first ever print was transmitted and printed on 17th Nov 2014 which is what Barry is holding in his hand.

    So if you want to print this wrench for a unique gift for any propeller head, go get it at:

    http://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/detail/wrench-mis

    Enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas and a Spanner New Year !

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    Great! Printing one after my vase is completed. Thanks lawong!

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    I wonder which material they used and how strong it is to "torsion"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bolsoncerrado View Post
    I wonder which material they used and how strong it is to "torsion"
    Well I wouldn't do up the wheel nuts on my car with it

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    Well I printed it in PLA and it's got moving parts !

    The printed tool has a geared drive and in turns in one direction... probably will work with a couple of nuts before breaks into pieces, enough for a quick fix in space, where the nearest hardware store is too far to ship!

    I'm gonna to find something to turn this with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawong View Post
    Well I printed it in PLA and it's got moving parts !
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    The printed tool has a geared drive and in turns in one direction... probably will work with a couple of nuts before breaks into pieces, enough for a quick fix in space, where the nearest hardware store is too far to ship!

    I'm gonna to find something to turn this with...
    Lawong, did you print with supports? And did you print it flat side down?

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    lol funny! I need masking tape to make larger objects. Everytime I'm trying to print a big object it detaches from the bed

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    The first time I printed it, it started to lift at one end so I aborted it.

    The second time, I upped the bed temperature to 60C and wiped the bed clean with a microfiber cloth to soak up any oils.
    I also set the hot end to 202C for the PLA and dropped it to 195 towards the end since the body was now more rigid about half way thru. This time it worked!

    No supports were used and just the default orientation in MatterControl and no rafts or brims were used as well.

    I supposed that if you use Repetier you would set up using the default brim settings which would help to prevent it from peeling.

    Word of warning, the second time round while watching closely, I thought the ends was lifting but it turned out to be an optical illusion, since the tool had a curved edge, it was printing outwards and it looked like it was curling up.... just leave it alone !

    I've been playing with the wrench until the socket driver is a little loose now but it seems to still work well! Marvelous design and feels good in the hand. Light as a feather... which isn't much in zero-G

    Good luck and post your results and settings here for reference !
    Last edited by lawong; 12-25-2014 at 06:17 PM.

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    hey pics please ..... I wanna see them

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    For PLA you should either use kapton+hairspray or painters tape...

 

 

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