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  1. True, already thought about it, should actually print same item in couple of materials and put it outside for weeks, months, years, ... regularly taking a picture. Would be a nice test.
  2. The surface looks pretty much like PLA although printing is not exactly as easy as PLA, although would say it's easier than ABS. I did experience little warping (used adhesive spray), although not that much. The object is pretty straight so not sure how overhangs / more complex parts would go. I printed with a printing temp of 240°, build plate temp of 90° and print speed of 60mm/s. Added some pictures of the print (you might see a crack in it which has been there from the start, some screw was little too big for the hole but felt it was still ok and not worth reprinting).
  3. For many of my regular prints I'm using Makerfill PLA. It's costing 18.95EUR for a spool of 750gr and did not have any complaints so far. Not sure whether they're delivering outside of BENELUX though.
  4. When it comes to weather resistance, I really had a very good experience with ApolloX material (Formfutura). It's not available in that many colors (no bronze ? ) but in terms of weather resistance it's great. I had to print some adaptor for my video doorbell which can get heavy sun / rain / ... I first printed it with regular PLA but that didn't last for 2 weeks due to the heat. With ApolloX it's been there now for more than a year and I can say it still looks just like it was day 1.
  5. Meanwhile it also magically (unless my actions helped here) improved on my end... What I did differently: - I did a factory reset of my Ultimaker. Earlier this week, I upgraded to the latest firmware but meanwhile learned that some setting might not get applied unless you perform a factory reset. It was for sure the case for me since I couldn't select PP material after having updated my firmware (I used my own settings for bed temp / nozzle temp I had added). After factory reset, I was able to select PP material when loading - Because of the factory reset, I did have to level the bed
  6. Thanks for quick feedback, hope it will at some point magically work for me as well!
  7. Did you have any further luck with printing your part with Polypropylene? I'm again also trying to print with it whereas results aren't great with default Cura settings. Adhesion is good but the print itself is just not good. Part I'm trying to print has some overhangs which I understand aren't that easy but even the first layer and plane horizontal ones seem to have issues. There also doesn't seem to be that much experience with PP in general so will be lots of trial - error I guess. In case you had any eureka moments, would appreciate sharing them. ?
  8. Sounds good! Are you only referring to the forum itself or will other sections also change? Things like the dashboard, people, ... will change as well I guess? Reason for asking is that I wonder what will happen with 3D prints and YouMagine. I must say I found that, when starting, quite confusing and I'm still somehow wondering why having 2 different (but quite similar) sections make sense. So if that's going to be more streamlined as well, I'm all for it! Good luck with all the prep work!
  9. I also had some challenges printing with PP. Overall, still don't like printing with PP but at least I got it stick to the build plate. I tried a couple of things but got best results with using adhesive spray (see picture), the one I always use, even when printing PLA. So I use the spray, have build plate adhesion and a bed temperature of 100 degrees. It does the trick for me.
  10. Version 1.0

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    Had some fun creating Nerf Gun accessories for my son. Designs are also available on YouMagine. Torch holder: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/nerf-torch-holder Dart holder: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/nerf-dart-holder
  11. Version 1.0

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    My daughter needed some dossier holder to be used in a large drawer so I came up with this design. Nothing too special although for me it was the first multi-day print as it would take about 45 hrs to print. All went fine although I noticed at some point I was running out of filament. I quickly checked the forum trying to find best ways of changing filament during print but couldn't get quick confirmation on best possible way of doing this (all ways seem to have some pro/cons/risks of bad prints). In the end I went for "soldering" 2 filaments together. What I did (during printing): - Took of
  12. Version 1.0

    995 downloads

    I thought I could save some space on the desk of my daughter with putting the desk lamp on top of the Sonos speaker. You can't put something on it without blocking the buttons so I created this.
  13. Version 1.0

    990 downloads

    My wife is a speech and language pathologist and as they regularly do all kinds of board games (keep the learning a pleasant experience for the kids) in their practice, I created some pawns based upon their logo. Was actually simpler than I thought as I just started from the logo as a picture, converted it to SVG and then imported into 123D Design as a solid and did some minor tweaks such as putting it on a foot. Kids did recognize the logo and asked whether it was 3D printed - they're already up with the technology which will soon be the new normal!
  14. Version 1.0

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    I bought these nice Philips Led lamps couple of years ago and they were supposed to fit into my ceiling where I measured free height of around 8cm which was enough for them to fit. Unfortunately, not every hole did have the same free height so several of them didn't fit. As a result, for a long time those lamps were simply hanging there as I didn't want to buy any new ones (see photo). Having a 3D printer now, I thought of making my own design where the lamps would fit and still look good on the ceiling. Since I like the look of the lamps (and somehow want to be careful about the heat they do
  15. Version 1.0

    1,134 downloads

    Printed this thermal detonator for my son, came out pretty nice I would say (3 parts to be assembled)! Material = Ultimaker PLA Silver Metallic Design made by AprilStorm
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