3D printer after care Package

3dprinting after care package
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3D printer after care Package
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As you all are aware not every print that you make comes out perfect , maybe its stuck to the bed , has a few bits of stray plastic , the holes are not the right size , so you need an easy way of fixing your prints :

In the postbag comes a USB 3D Print Tool – Which I must say is pretty impressive

Its is packaged well and has a good specification

  • What do you get

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  • A USB Device (by all appearances a soldering iron) 5V 8W
  • 4 Tips
  • Consisting of a Knife Tip , Needle Tip , Point Tip , Scoop Tip , a stand

Plug it into a USB port and hey presto it should heat up to 300c  (572F) in less than 15 seconds , with a maximum temperature of 450c (842F),Fast cool down in less than 30 seconds , And if you forget and leave it turned on it will go to sleep after 25 seconds.

It has a touch switch and a indicator light., its pretty small , very light and I think it is a useful addition to the 3D Printers arsenal of tools.

How do you use the tool

Having played about with the tool I find it easy to use and realised it can do more than just fixing bad prints and making holes bigger , you can actually sculpt with the hot end , and one of my favourite jobs is to help nuts and other metal parts embed into the plastic.

The Knife Tip

knife This is great for removing brims and rafts

The Needle Tip

needle Fantastic for enlarging holes

The Point Tip

point Use this for enhancing details on your print

The Scoop Tip

scoop Use this for cleaning out or smoothing rounded parts that have little straggling edges.

The guys who designed this little tool have thoughtfully provided a link to download a part you can print to use with them/thing:1185681

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Click on the picture to go to thingiverse

My Thoughts

A nice neat well packaged tool , small enough to keep close at hand , good value and it works well.

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DSCF0225 Quite a few items on a raft – This lot has been stuck on the raft for about a week – and still the tool got them off – I did not take very long either.

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Where can I get one

I am looking at supplying from the new Drakkn Custom Shop website when it is ready or you can buy direct from MODIFI3D where they show a list of stockists.

Acknowledgements

My thanks to modifi3d for sending me their tool for review and some of the photo’s from their website

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