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Riolathe
(@riolathe)
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BirthdayGift for 40year 3D printing Engineer

I have a 40 year old boy at home who designs new things and improvements for me. A year ago I bought him an MK4 with MMU and helped with custom enclocure, this year my budget is 250 Euro and I have absolutely no idea what to buy him 🙁 i wish to support his hobby.  Shipping to Poland is needed.

This topic was modified 1 month ago by Riolathe
Posted : 12/06/2024 11:55 am
_KaszpiR_
(@_kaszpir_)
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RE: BirthdayGift for 40year 3D printing Engineer

Frankly speaking... just ask him 😉

Some ideas:

- raspberry pi 4 + high quality CSI camera or two cameras -  this way he could use additional software such as Obico ( but not sure if Obico works on raspberry pi 5) for print failures and print time lapse and to control printer remotely, also he could run extra automations on the device. You should be able to find such devices in https://botland.com.pl  

- filament drying box ( polecam suszarke do grzybów Yoer ) https://allegro.pl/oferta/duza-suszarka-do-grzybow-owocow-warzyw-yoer-inox-termoobieg-450w-timer-9420298559 bo sprawdza się świetnie jako suszarka filamentu)

- maybe some cordless multi tool - it is very handy in post processing printed items, can have a sanding tool with it

- a set of filaments with different colors or different print sheet

- special hardened nozzle such as ObXidian or full tungsten carbide - wear resistant and allow to print with special filaments such as filaments with carbon fiber

- quick swap nozzles for different diameters, but that may be s bit tricky so better talk if he really needs it

See my GitHub and printables.com for some 3d stuff that you may like.

Posted : 12/06/2024 9:52 pm
Riolathe
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Topic starter answered:
RE: BirthdayGift for 40year 3D printing Engineer

Frankly speaking... just ask him

I tried. He doesn't know. He designs and prints everything he needs. 🤣 Im fishing for random ideas like mushroom dryer.  Cordless multi tool - something like Dremel?

Posted : 13/06/2024 11:38 am
_KaszpiR_
(@_kaszpir_)
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RE: BirthdayGift for 40year 3D printing Engineer

Dremel is a bit too low at the power it produces ( I have one), it's good at finishing stuff like small surfaces/figures, but falls short when dealing with anything bigger like cutting wooden planks when doing some furniture fixes - so you better have something with a bigger power in there.

I have Bosh multi tool with Star lock Plus and this is a good addon to the rest of the workbench I have. Very handy when need to do some post print model adjustments where you need to join them, glue parts, sand it to be ready for painting.

See my GitHub and printables.com for some 3d stuff that you may like.

Posted : 14/06/2024 8:17 am
Diem
 Diem
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He's an engineer so most of the time he will be prototyping a lot so filament ...

A printer gets through several times its purchase price worth of filament in its lifetime.  He probably prototypes in PLA even if the final object is to be PETG but check.

Colour matters little when prototyping (Early on I bought 20kg of a nasty shade of pink filament because it was very cheap) so I would suggest 50% grey or 'silver' filament as it's a colour with little pigment and generally prints easily, then equal quantities of black, white and transparent for contrasting text and light transmitting windows in case he wants to put LEDs behind.  Don't buy premium filament, for this purpose good mid-range filaments are excellent. He will buy exactly the right filament for each finished job so don't try second guessing.

 Easy delivery to Poland?  Try https://shop.filament-pm.com/pla

Cheerio,

Posted : 15/06/2024 9:54 am
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