3D printed H3 Mk6 armor

Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by marscreature, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. marscreature

    marscreature New Member

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    New build, a friend is slowly printing and mailing me parts and sent me a spare spool of filament.. Hope to finish before November 1.
    Print models created by MoeSizzlac.
    I have found that using a soldering iron on 3D prints works very well for welding the pieces together, I got the idea from this video.
    After putting on the shoulder pieces I realized my head is too wide to fit... going to wait for the rest of my prints before deciding to cut the weld I just did or not...

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  2. Revier

    Revier New Member

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    are you printing in pla or abs?

    just be very careful i used a similar method of 'welding', i used the friction method it lasted about an hour of normal movement and crack. i found that the welds that werent in dead centre of the part of my body lasted due to lower stresses
     
  3. marscreature

    marscreature New Member

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    Using PLA+.
    Using a soldering iron gets it hot enough to melt into the print where I feel friction welding only is hot enough to melt the filament and just holds pieces more than bond them.
    I also am planning on 1 or 2 layers of fiberglass on the inside to ensure the durability is there.
     
  4. Kula

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    Im keen to see how you have progressed on your print. PLA was gonna be my first option for my torso
     
  5. marscreature

    marscreature New Member

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    Unfortunately haven't progressed at all, still waiting on the prints to be shipped to me... should be here within a week though.
     

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