1st Build. Halo Reach Air Assault build, 3D printed.

Space Fox 1

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So this is my first armor build but not my first attempt. I tried the old Cura route and sucked at it majorly. It took me a whole day to make a thigh and it was terrible. I tried the foam method and I just wasn’t having luck with it I worked really hard, and ultimately got sub par results and lost the motivation to finish it despite how much I wanted to make a suit. Then my buddy suggested using a 3D printer. It would be easy he said. Just load up a file and print. Well after 400 dollars down the hole, hours and hours spent learning how to 3D print and how to optimize prints, and finally getting my printer to work well and print ABS I’m. Going for it and printing my full suit. I have 10kg of ABS on the way and am super excited to get started!
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Space Fox 1

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So this is older progress of mine but thought I’d show it. This is at 30% scale and is designed to figure out the best way to 3D print as well as to teach me how to print. Initially I had the infill after 10% and oriented it standing up. Due to the stubborn support and low infill this mini helmet turned out very frail and had some breakage. It did print successfully though so I took what I learned here and tried to print from an upside down orientation. That resulted in this
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as you can see I had some breakage at the top that was again due to stubborn supports and not having strong enough infill. Overall the helmet is stronger because of the greater infill amount but still not quite enough.I increased the infill percentage all the way to 40 and then reoriented it to lay on the backhalf of the helmet. Surprisingly enough it used even less material and this resulted in the final tuning of my settings and the final orientation.
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This model had no breakage, was the quickest to print, and the easiest to break from its supports. Aside from sanding at the back and Some normal post processing I shouldn’t have to do anything else. I will do one final 30% scale print with ABS before moving on to my final helmet tommorow. I will update this post again then. Thishas all been done over the course of the week.
 

Dirtdives

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Very cool. What 3D printer is that?
 

Dirtdives

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Pro or just the standard? I've been shopping around for a while and just looking for all info and opinions.
 

Space Fox 1

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Pro or just the standard? I've been shopping around for a while and just looking for all info and opinions.
It’s a
Standard CR-10. Personally if I was going to upgrade I would probably upgrade to a CR-10 S5.
while I’m here I would also like to mention that after a day of trial and error I just decided to build an enclosure for my CR-10 to make printing with ABS a lot easier. 2 things I want on my next printer personally are an auto bed leveler and an included enclosure. Unfortunately I will not be able to work on this project until Friday-Saturday as I’m going on a family vacation. Will update then!
 

Dirtdives

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It’s a
Standard CR-10. Personally if I was going to upgrade I would probably upgrade to a CR-10 S5.
while I’m here I would also like to mention that after a day of trial and error I just decided to build an enclosure for my CR-10 to make printing with ABS a lot easier. 2 things I want on my next printer personally are an auto bed leveler and an included enclosure. Unfortunately I will not be able to work on this project until Friday-Saturday as I’m going on a family vacation. Will update then!

Vacation?....what's that? ;) Thanks for the info.
 
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