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3D Printed Orbital Cygnus
« on: 12/03/2013 04:50 PM »
The live Printing was saved @  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/threed-printing

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Re: 3D Printed Orbital Cygnus
« Reply #1 on: 12/03/2013 05:17 PM »
Starting point is the fine work by our own "manboy"   http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:85446

To make an easy to 3D print version another person cut the size down and the engine off.  If you notice on when printing a flat surface is needed.   http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:188429


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Re: 3D Printed Orbital Cygnus
« Reply #2 on: 12/03/2013 05:26 PM »
why wouldn't you just flip the cygnus 180 degrees instead of eliminating the engine, isn't port flat and wide enough?

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Re: 3D Printed Orbital Cygnus
« Reply #3 on: 12/03/2013 05:36 PM »
why wouldn't you just flip the cygnus 180 degrees instead of eliminating the engine, isn't port flat and wide enough?

Then you run into the problem with the Solar panels.  A 3D Printer needs to have the hot plastic in contact (first layer) with a surface to stick to.   Further layers are built on top of each layer. 

Another good way to do this might be to do the Solar panels with a small adaptor.

btw: about 6 different experiments are being done with this print.   On the right side solar panel you see issues with one test. and the print bed (mirror glass) not being fully level.


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Re: 3D Printed Orbital Cygnus
« Reply #4 on: 12/03/2013 06:33 PM »
Near being done.....
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Re: 3D Printed Orbital Cygnus
« Reply #5 on: 12/03/2013 06:51 PM »
All done .....still needs a few adjustments but some fine detail is there.   Other parts might need more cad work to make a better 3D print.

One major mistake I made was to print the model hollow.   I should have had what we call "infill".
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Re: 3D Printed Orbital Cygnus
« Reply #6 on: 12/16/2013 06:35 PM »
Hi Prober
Do you know what size Manboy's Cygnus model should be if I want to create a 1/144th scale model 3D print? Any help would be aprreciated
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Re: 3D Printed Orbital Cygnus
« Reply #7 on: 12/16/2013 07:01 PM »
Hi Prober
Do you know what size Manboy's Cygnus model should be if I want to create a 1/144th scale model 3D print? Any help would be aprreciated
thanks
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Bet Manboy knows and hope he will answer.   Will pull up the file and get the sizes.

Ok a screen capture of the manboy design (sizes designed).   Now to look up the real Cygnus sizes.
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Re: 3D Printed Orbital Cygnus
« Reply #8 on: 12/16/2013 10:46 PM »
We can do it rough with this info
took the 3.07 and turned into mm then you need just divide by 1:44
« Last Edit: 12/16/2013 10:52 PM by Prober »
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