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My Customized Really Big 3D Badge

by Belfry, published

My Customized Really Big 3D Badge by Belfry Mar 17, 2013

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Summary

I wanted to see if I could actually print a single full size badge first, before going on to some multiple badge prints. So far - so good!

Customized version of http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:62030

Created with Customizer! http://www.thingiverse.com/apps/customizer/run?thing_id=62030

Instructions

Using the following options:

stack_this_high = 1
zstretch = 33
build_plate_selector = 2
right_side_text = T o M
left_side_text = 6050
window_cutout_size = 75
initial_cube_size = 80
polygon_count = 8
rotate_this_way = 1

Building this requires some baby sitting, at least on my ToM. Let me know if you can build one without the need for any 'intervention', but I keep a piece of aluminum ruler on hand, to help make sure the plastic going across the gaps stays flat / level. (mostly to make sure no plastic hardens above the current print layer). Of course, be careful of all those moving parts in your machine!!!

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That is some serious curling. Have you thought about getting an aluminum build plate? The nice thing about the aluminum build plate is you get a larger print bed surface and don't have to worry about the print head hitting the screw heads.

That's what the new printer ( the one I was supposed to win in the MB Customizer Challenge ) was supposed to help with!

Well I guess now you'll have to just buy it. The one on my TOM is temperamental sometimes the middle rises up and sometimes it doesn't. It's weird but i work around it.

That was probably the best upgrade I did to my TOM. Definitely recommend the aluminum build plate.

In the photo you posted yesterday it doesn't appear are using an aluminum built plate. It appears you only have aluminum tape on your heater board. Here is a photo of my TOM with the aluminum build plate http://i.imgur.com/wyGT0.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/wyGT0.jpg

Love the ladder - looks like a great test! So where do I get an aluminum plate, and how much do they cost? ( or do I just go buy some at the hardware store ? )

I got mine from the Makerbot store about a year ago. It doesn't look like they have them anymore though. I think there is a design on thingiverse to have one laser cut. They are nice because then you can use the whole heater board to print on and the screws are countersunk.

I'm guessing you're responding to OP and not me?

Sorry I didn't notice I was replying to the wrong person. However, I do have to say I love the stuff you've been posting lately.

Dang it! I completely missed that.

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