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Hi and welcome to Birmingham History Forum. Member Phil is no longer with us so the Photo Bucket account would have now expired. I am sure some of the other members will have a photo. For the time being, here is one taken prior to demolition.
My resin printer came out of the box working. Just had to push a small gasket on the cover. It was dead easy to get started, the instructions were clear and easy too understand. The only job to do is level the build plate. Again, dead easy and the manufacture has a video on You Tube.
As you correctly say, the fern was very popular in Victorian times, they were indeed avid collectors.
On Victorian grave markers, one of the common recurring symbols that had perplexed me for a while was the one below. My wife soon realised that it was fern crosier that uncurl as the stem...
Absolutely Viv, just think about all of the wonderful graveyard monuments that have already been lost. We can now at least keep more than a paper record.
I am taking to Nottingham Trent Uni on this one.
You are spot on there. The part can be drawn in a CAD programme like Fusion 360 to make the 3D model. The 3D model is then bought into a slicer programme, I use either CURA, LycheeSlicer or Chituboc to slice the file and prepare it for printing.
I have seen vintage car parts scanned with...
By coincidence I have also started to do a course in 3D photography in relation to historic buildings. What I have in mice is producing 3D models of at-risk buildings or those due for demolition.
I am also looking at how we can preserved grave markers in the same way, as the detail it...
The resin costs between £25 to £40 a litre, depending on the type. You can do quite a lot of printing with the one bottle. The software will calculate the cost of the print based on how much resin it will use.
Excellent, money spend on leisure or hobbies is money well spent. If your into radio or electronic things you’re going to love a 3D printer. You can make all the project boxes and enclosures. I am working on a ‘Useless Box’ at the moment.
I have bought the Ender pro 3 V2 filament printer. This is a super printer that you can customise for your own needs. They are for on Amazon, but I bought mine directly form the manufacturer and got it almost £80 cheaper at £190.
The resin printer is an Elegoo Mars Pro, again a great printer...
I have just bought myself a 3D printer. The machine itself is interesting in that it is ‘open source’ so you can do modifications, repair, and upgrades on the machine. It’s a step back from the built-in obsolescence you get in some high-tech devices.
A couple of things I have printed so far.
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