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3D Printed Deep Sleep Gun from Logan’s Run

The ‘Deep Sleep’ or ‘Flame’ gun from Logan’s Run is one of those iconic movie weapons that made a big impression on me. From the film in 1976 to the TV series in 1977-78.

In this video I take on my most advanced 3D print so far. I slice up the model’s component parts, print them and put them together so I can finally get my hands on a Deep Sleep gun from Logan’s Run.

Thank you so much to Imirnman in producing and sharing this wonderful model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:503407 Thank you for watching.

 

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3D Printed Knife Handle – Damascus Tanto

I have a blade blank that I bought from Heinnie which I haven’t yet made a handle for. As I am getting more and more into 3D printing I thought – why not 3D print my own knife handle – so this is my attempt at created a knife handle from design through to printing.

01:14 – Step 1 – Photos and Measurements

I take photos of the knife so I can accurately determine the size of the kind handle and also use one of the photos as a template to work with in the preparation of my 3D knife handle object.

02:42 – Step 2 – Cutting Out The Template

I import a photo into Photoshop, trace around the image, cut it out and save it as a PNG with transparent background.

04:20 – Step 3 – Tracing an Image as an Object

Using Fusion 360 to import the PNG, resize and trace the image, create an object and extrude it to the appropriate depth.

Fusion 360 is free for personal use and you can download it from here: https://www.autodesk.co.uk/products/fusion-360/personal

10:38 – Step 4 – Adjusting the Models Surface

Using Blender to import the model and adjust the surface to create a unique textured effect by adjusting the splines and vertices.

16:04 – Step 4.1 – Personalising the Knife Handle

I convert a text layer to a mesh so I can include my initials in a discreet position on the knife handles surface.

This is quite an interesting part of the process as I need to create a Boolean Modifier so that I can exclude or cut one shape from another.

This gives me the ‘cut out’ of my initials in the handle itself.

18:55 – Step 4.2 – Exporting the STL File

I can now export the finished model as an STL file in preparation for printing.

It is important when using Boolean modifiers to export only the main selection so as not to include the object you’re excluding or cutting out of the main shape.

19:50 – Step 5 – Slicing the STL file for printing

Using Repetier, I import the knife handle model and export it as a .GCODE file ready for printing

21:18 – Step 6 – Sending the GCode file to the printer

Using OctoPi to send the GCode file to the printer for printing.

22:40 – Step 7 – Printing the Knife Handle

Watching the print via OctoPi timelapse.

22:54 – Results of the First Attempt

An okay first attempt but its too thin at only 3mm and the detail of the print isn’t quite good enough.

24:13 – Step 8 – Making the Knife Handle Thicker

Using Blender to get a thicker handle by increasing the height of the model.

28:23 – Step 9 – Preparing for Printing by Slicing in Cura

Comparing the thickness of the version 1 handle to the new handle prior to slicing and exporting as a GCode file.

30:19 – Step 10 – Sending the thicker handle to print

Once again, using OctoPi to send the newer and thicker version of the handle to print.

30:50 – Step 11 – Printing the thicker knife handle

We observe, using OctoPi timelapse, the Artillery Sidewinder X1 printing the knife handle.

31:13 – Step 12 – Printing the other side of the handle

As the previous print was successful. I used Blender to mirror the model to create the handle for the other side and repeated steps to export, slice and send the model to the printer to print the other side.

31:35 – The finished knife handle

Finally, we get to see the end result – the knife handle attached to the blade itself – and what a result it is.

All in all from start to finish this project is well over 30 hours work and its amazing how much time projects like this can take.

Heinnie Blade Blank Damascus

https://heinnie.com/blade-blank-tanto-12in-damascus?utm_source=3DMODUK

Knife Stand (Large 9cm)

https://heinnie.com/spyderco-clipit-knife-stand?utm_source=3DMODUK

They also do a small version which is 6.5cm.

I really enjoyed this project as not only did I finally achieve a knife handle for my gorgeous Damascus Tanto, I also learned a lot from this entire process.

Thank you for watching.

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Printing a Filament Cleaner for the Sidewinder X1 3D Printer

Using a filament cleaner can help ensure that dirt, debris, dust and fluff doesn’t easily get into the print head via the filament feed.

This works by clasping around the filament and any dirt is removed by the sponge inside it.

In this video we look at the original model and how the very clever hinge system is integrated into the single model print.

We then watching it print as well as the end result when I prepare the sponge and ensure the hinge mechanism works.

All in all a very interesting project that creates something useful for my ongoing 3D printing.

Thank you idig3d for creating and sharing this model on Thingverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1692395

Note, I will not be oiling or lubricating the filament – this is for residue removal only.

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK

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Sunlu Copper Silk PLA and Artillery Test Cube

I was so impressed with the Silver Silk version of Sunlu’s PLA filament that I decided to add their Copper Silk PLA to my collection also.

The end result is quite amazing with a beautifully vibrant shiny and eye-catching ‘glow’ to the cube that really did exceed my expectations.

I can’t wait to print more things in this shiny copper colour.

Sunlu PLA Filament
Copper Silk
1.75 mm
1kg spool
Temperature 190 deg C to 220 deg C

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK

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Artillery Test Cube using Multicomp Pro Brown PLA Filament

In this video we’re going to be printing the Artillery Test Cube on the Sidewinder X1 3D printer using Multicomp Pro Brown PLA filament.

The test cube prints a little lighter than the filament appears on the reel. The end result is very good, consistent and accurate print which is what I have come to expect of the Sidewinder X1 and also Multicomp Pro’s filament.

Printed using the standard Artillery test cube of the original memory stick with default settings and parameters.

Multicomp Pro
Brown
PLA Filament
1kg spool
1.75mm
205 dec C to 225 deg C

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK

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Artillery Test Cube using Multicomp Pro Peak Green PLA Filament

In this video we’re going to be printing the Artillery Test Cube on the Sidewinder X1 3D printer using Multicomp Pro Peak Green PLA filament.

The filament is quite vibrant on the reel but its quite another when it has printed. It’s almost a bright lime colour which is very eye-catching, vibrant and striking.

Printed using the standard Artillery test cube of the original memory stick with default settings and parameters.

Multicomp Pro
Peak Green
PLA Filament
1kg spool
1.75mm
205 dec C to 225 deg C

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK

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Artillery Test Cube using Multicomp Yellow PLA Filament

In this video we’re going to be printing the Artillery Test Cube on the Sidewinder X1 3D printer using Multicomp Yellow PLA filament.

The filament appears quite flat in colour on the reel but once printed the end result is a vibrant yellow colour which is bright and striking.

Printed using the standard Artillery test cube of the original memory stick with default settings and parameters.

Multicomp Pro
Yellow
PLA Filament
1kg spool
1.75mm
205 dec C to 225 deg C

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK

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Artillery Test Cube using Multicomp Blue PLA Filament

In this video we’re going to be printing the Artillery Test Cube on the Sidewinder X1 3D printer using Multicomp Blue PLA filament.

The filament appears almost matt blue on the reel but after printing the test cube appears almost metallic blue and is really nice and striking.

Printed using the standard Artillery test cube of the original memory stick with default settings and parameters.

Multicomp Pro
Blue
PLA Filament
1kg spool
1.75mm
205 dec C to 225 deg C

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK

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Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D printed green test cube

In this video we’re printing an Artillery Sidewinder X1 test cube using ICE filaments Daring Darkgreen filament.

Printed using the standard test cube off the original Artillery memory stick with default printer settings.

A nice shade of mid to dark green PLA filament.

I am very impressed with the colour and I am impressed with the print quality too. I can’t wait to print more models with this particular filament.

ICE Filament
PLA Daring Darkgreen
750g spool
1.75mm
180 deg C to 210 deg C

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Rob @ 3DModUK

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PLA Temperature Test – Fourth Attempt = Continued Failure

This is my fourth attempt at what I considered to be a fantastic little ‘torture test’ for the Artillery Sidewinder X1 printer.

I realised I couldn’t solve this on my own so I sought help from a group on Facebook. Others kindly suggested different print settings and especially on the subject of retraction.

I applied these settings in Cura, sliced the file, modified the .GCode file to apply the temperature settings at the appropriate layers and transferred the file over to the printer.

Everything was looking fine initially and certainly much better than before until disaster happened once again.

I am beginning to wonder whether the machine is not capable of printing this very specific test.

The Facebook group I refer to:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/artilleryswx1/

Link to .GCode file:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pEFeaoiLLR2ISQnEeTc6thi05Nxj9WVG?usp=sharing

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK