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Originally posted by polyglot polyglot wrote:

Access to 3D printers is easy, you'll probably find a hackerspace or three in Manchester that will give you use of a printer. There are also online services like shapeways and ponoko that will print an STL file for you, and they can typically print in very high quality using laser sintering instead of extrusion.

The hard part is the design. Personally I use OpenSCAD and that seems to be a common solution amongst the open-3D-print (i.e. reprap) world because of its openness, but it has a bit of a learning curve. See also thingiverse as a repository of designs; if you're willing to share a successful design then please release the source CAD files under an open-hardware license and place them on a big repository like thingiverse.

There are also free/online CAD tools but I don't trust them to continue existing in the long term. Make sure that whatever tool you use, you can export the source files in a recognised format, and not just the output (STL) files.

Have a good long look at the reprap forums; they have a lot of advice that will be useful to you even if you're not using a reprap to perform the print, e.g. where to look for design tools.


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Originally posted by revdocjim revdocjim wrote:

Where's the "translate into English" button?


harrumph ;)

Tinkercad is a free online design tool, it produces STL files, which are the format used to represent things for printing.
You can also get STL files from repositories like Thingiverse (there are more), and then you send your file off to a manufacturer like Shapeways, or your local hackerspace.

Blender is an open, and quite complex design tool that you could use instead of tinkercad. And if you've got money, you buy SolidWorks.

OpenSCAD is basically a programming language where the output is an STL file instead of executable code. You'd use it instead of Tinkercad or Blender or whatever design tool.
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Wow! I think I could learn a fair amount about a subject of which I am completely ignorant if I followed each one of those links! That must have taken quite a bit of time to embed all those links. I guess you called my bluff!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 February 2015 at 14:51
Originally posted by polyglot polyglot wrote:

Originally posted by revdocjim revdocjim wrote:

Where's the "translate into English" button?


harrumph ;)

Tinkercad is a free online design tool, it produces STL files, which are the format used to represent things for printing.
You can also get STL files from repositories like Thingiverse (there are more), and then you send your file off to a manufacturer like Shapeways, or your local hackerspace.

Blender is an open, and quite complex design tool that you could use instead of tinkercad. And if you've got money, you buy SolidWorks.

OpenSCAD is basically a programming language where the output is an STL file instead of executable code. You'd use it instead of Tinkercad or Blender or whatever design tool.


Great ! That's a massive help .I'm at work now and will be going away to Snowdonia for the next week or so .
I will have a good read threw them when I get back , if I can make sense out of it , I will have a go at getting some made .
Computers aren't my thing , so not 100% sure I'll be able to do it .
We'll see what happens....
If I do manage it , I will definitely make them available to everyone.

Thanks .
see my photostream on flickr;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilt3/
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Good luck, and PM me or (better) ask for guidance on the reprap forums if you get stuck. Even better would be to join your local hackerspace and talk with people in person.

I've not done a lot of 3D printing, but here's an example I had printed on a friend's machine and it's a product I use fairly regularly for processing aerial surveillance film. I'm currently building a 3D printer (CoreXY repstrap) but it's nowhere near ready yet.

You might also be interested in lux or OpenReflex (nothing to do with me).
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Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:

Originally posted by polyglot polyglot wrote:

Originally posted by revdocjim revdocjim wrote:

Where's the "translate into English" button?


harrumph ;)

Tinkercad is a free online design tool, it produces STL files, which are the format used to represent things for printing.
You can also get STL files from repositories like Thingiverse (there are more), and then you send your file off to a manufacturer like Shapeways, or your local hackerspace.

Blender is an open, and quite complex design tool that you could use instead of tinkercad. And if you've got money, you buy SolidWorks.

OpenSCAD is basically a programming language where the output is an STL file instead of executable code. You'd use it instead of Tinkercad or Blender or whatever design tool.


Great ! That's a massive help .I'm at work now and will be going away to Snowdonia for the next week or so .
I will have a good read threw them when I get back , if I can make sense out of it , I will have a go at getting some made .
Computers aren't my thing , so not 100% sure I'll be able to do it .
We'll see what happens....
If I do manage it , I will definitely make them available to everyone.

Thanks .


It just happens that I have access to Solidworks (which seems to support STL export, see their help pages) at work and had a beginners course mid last year. I could do with some practise, so if you are willing testing out my creations for printing I could support you in this. Of course, I totally agree to make it available to everybody if we succeed...
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 February 2015 at 14:44
Originally posted by luke luke wrote:

Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:

Originally posted by polyglot polyglot wrote:

Originally posted by revdocjim revdocjim wrote:

Where's the "translate into English" button?


harrumph ;)

Tinkercad is a free online design tool, it produces STL files, which are the format used to represent things for printing.
You can also get STL files from repositories like Thingiverse (there are more), and then you send your file off to a manufacturer like Shapeways, or your local hackerspace.

Blender is an open, and quite complex design tool that you could use instead of tinkercad. And if you've got money, you buy SolidWorks.

OpenSCAD is basically a programming language where the output is an STL file instead of executable code. You'd use it instead of Tinkercad or Blender or whatever design tool.


Great ! That's a massive help .I'm at work now and will be going away to Snowdonia for the next week or so .
I will have a good read threw them when I get back , if I can make sense out of it , I will have a go at getting some made .
Computers aren't my thing , so not 100% sure I'll be able to do it .
We'll see what happens....
If I do manage it , I will definitely make them available to everyone.

Thanks .


It just happens that I have access to Solidworks (which seems to support STL export, see their help pages) at work and had a beginners course mid last year. I could do with some practise, so if you are willing testing out my creations for printing I could support you in this. Of course, I totally agree to make it available to everybody if we succeed...


Sounds good to me . I have the original parts so can provide all the measurement's , photos , etc needed .
Both of the 300mm f/4 and 500mm f/8 reflex .
The holder for the 300mm is a common part for a few lenses .
As the 42mm filter's are as rare as hens teeth , my theory is to make the holders so that a plain ( un-mounted ) filter can be glued onto the mount , regardless of if a clear one is required , coloured , ND etc .
I also want a few that are able to hold filters for astrophotography , light pollution filters etc .

I'll be heading on up to the snow covered Welsh mountains later on this evening and camping out until the end of next week .
Let me know what you need and I will sort things out .
Probably start off with a few photos of it and detailed measurement's .

What part of the world are you in ?
Your user profile hasn't been filled in .

Regards , Neil .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 February 2015 at 14:48
Originally posted by polyglot polyglot wrote:

Good luck, and PM me or (better) ask for guidance on the reprap forums if you get stuck. Even better would be to join your local hackerspace and talk with people in person.

I've not done a lot of 3D printing, but here's an example I had printed on a friend's machine and it's a product I use fairly regularly for processing aerial surveillance film. I'm currently building a 3D printer (CoreXY repstrap) but it's nowhere near ready yet.

You might also be interested in lux or OpenReflex (nothing to do with me).


Thank you .
It is something I am interested in learning more about as it could come in very handy .
It seems a possible solution to those missing filter holders and 42mm filters is on the way !
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilt3/
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Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:

What part of the world are you in ?
Your user profile hasn't been filled in .

Regards , Neil .


Sorry, I'm probably too paranoid to give such information to everybody stumbling upon my profile. I'm in France, Grenoble region.

Is I have understood, the 300 mm F/4 filter holder also fits the 500 mm F/8 lens and all others. Let's start with this one then when you are back, if you agree...

Have some nice days!
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Originally posted by luke luke wrote:

Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:

What part of the world are you in ?
Your user profile hasn't been filled in .

Regards , Neil .


Sorry, I'm probably too paranoid to give such information to everybody stumbling upon my profile. I'm in France, Grenoble region.

Is I have understood, the 300 mm F/4 filter holder also fits the 500 mm F/8 lens and all others. Let's start with this one then when you are back, if you agree...

Have some nice days!


Yes , that's right . I haven't tried swopping the two over yet , but I will to make sure .
Fitment is the same , just overall size , so a universal one will most likely work good .
I will contact you again in a week or so .

Thanks , Neil.
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And then ... ?

What was the result of the project?
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Originally posted by Atom Ant Oz Atom Ant Oz wrote:

And then ... ?

What was the result of the project?



Well , after four years , erm....
Zero progress !

I think reading up on 3d printing caused my brain to melt and I've forgot all about this .

I've rarely used filters with either the 400mm f/4 or 500mm f/8 Reflex , but when needed I've used either a screw in filter to protect the lens or a Cokin P or Z-pro filter system for other uses .

If anyone is still interested in this happening I will be more than happy to provide details such as measurements and photos of the filter holder for someone to program and print .
Likewise I will be happy to test them to ensure correct fitment and function .

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