3D printers and vaping

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    With the availability of consumer 3D printers and the cost of some of these “Tupperware” mods, I thought it about time I delve into the world of 3D printing.

    My aim in this is simply too see what I can make out of plastic

    So far I’ve got a new Clapton coil swivel:

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    Then a squonker that still needs some dimensional fine tuning:

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    Then of course a 18650 battery holder:

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    And last but not least I’ve got another squonker on the go:

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    So far there is a long way ahead on the quality front and a lot of work needed with my CAD knowledge .
     
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    looks good. great work.
     
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    Wow, that is remarkable @RayDeny

    Am following this adventure. Looks great!
     
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    It’s about time that one of our member got their hands dirty with 3D Printing. Definitely going to enjoy following @RayDeny on his journey.
     
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    did you source the metal parts or are the cannibalized mods? @RayDeny
     
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    Love the battery holder,so practical @RayDeny
     
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    I have been wondering if 3d printed bb panels might work.

    The magnets might be an issue but if you can source them they should be cheap.

    Also following with interest.
     
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    lol......I've been 3D printing gadgets for my vaping for about two years now already. Got my hands "dirty" a long time ago :p
     
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    And you don't share your ideas with us? I feel hurt...
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen
     
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    I cried as well
     
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    Will take pics and share here :)
     
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    Ive also dabbled with 3D printed mods back in the day, specifically the released mushroom mods on Thingiverse.

    Here's a pic of my 26650 mod in ABS from jan 2018.
    The 510 connections came from modmakers in the UK and the bottles were standard pulse mech bottles.
    Also printed a black PLA 18650 which I preferred.
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    is it possible to print me a battery holder 18650 and 20700 plz
    will pay fore your time
     
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    And 6:40 hours later a box emerges, this one came from the Mod maker site. Rick has uploaded quite a few models to choose from.

    Definitely need to work on the infill and quality. Currently only printing in PLA, once I can get that down I will venture into exotic material.

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    Having absolutely no knowledge about 3D printing, what are the costs of printing a mod or a battery stand for example? Not including the actual printer costs, but material etc?
     
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    Best bet would be to email a print company, that has that service on offer, for a quote, they charge R15.13 per quote.
    Naturally you would include the STL files and type of material required.


    Netram here in Cape town would be my first stop for me.
    https://www.netram.co.za/2682-3d-printing-services.html

     
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    And just like that another squonker is born.

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    Thanks @blujeenz. I doubt I’ll want to do any myself. Am just curious about the costs involved.
     
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    door orientation fixed....

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    Awesome! Price on a body like that? I have internals ;):cool::p
     
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    Some more fun with the printer.

    A atty stand or two or three and a 20700 squonker, might need a bigger bottle for this one

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    @RayDeny, what would such a setup cost (printer & materials)? I'm interested...