So… What Have I Printed?

Since I got this printer on 9-3-2013, it’s been used for over 238 hours of printing (that’s over 9 hours a day of printing!).  So, what have I printed?


Successful prints:  These either worked as expected the first time (about half of them) or required several iterations to get them ‘done’.

  • Pen & pencil holder (downloaded from Thingiverse)
  • Rifle scope zoom rings (that I designed)
  • 3 versions of RCBS decap / primer catchers (Thingiverse / revisions by Lon)
  • Derim cup (that I designed)
  • Piston, rings and rod (downloaded from Thingiverse)
  • Core swaging catch tray (that I designed)
  • Bleed tray (that I designed)
  • Core shaker (that I designed based on another’s work)
  • Customized iPhone cases (downloaded from Thingiverse & modified)
  • Ford V6 engine block (downloaded from Thingiverse)
  • Clips to mount plexiglass to the printer frame (that I designed)
  • Model railroad track clips (downloaded from Thingiverse)
  • Proof of concept for brass sorting (that I designed)
  • Reloading die holder (that I designed)
  • Lego-style pieces (downloaded from Thingiverse)
  • A plastic bullet (that I designed)

Works in progress:  These still require some work…  either I need to modify the design (the die plate holder), or the model is complex and requires a more advanced approach to printing.

  • Model windmill (downloaded from Thingiverse)
  • Reloading die plate holder (that I designed)

Several of these were just for fun – to see what the printer would do.  Most, though, solved specific problems.  Would I have spent money on equivalent commercial products?  Probably not for many of them.  In many situations, the equivalent products cost more than I was willing to pay (I know…  so I bought a 3D printer instead).  However, some are invaluable – and others are interested in purchasing them.  In any event, I’m still blown away by the technology & the possibilities – I’m turning bits into useful objects right here on my desk!


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