Anyone into 3D printing?

nnnnnate

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WVC, UT
I need to print a funnel. 2.5" small opening to about 10". I haven't looked hard enough for one on the webs and I don't want to cad it either... That is the problem with 3d printers for people without cad design skills.
 

1969honda

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Cache
Have you checked thingyverse? Tons of free models out there? Do you have an overall height limitation? 10 inches gets pretty big on most hobby printers.
 

Spork

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I need to print a funnel. 2.5" small opening to about 10". I haven't looked hard enough for one on the webs and I don't want to cad it either... That is the problem with 3d printers for people without cad design skills.
the 10" opening is too big for my printer, I limit out around 8". I have done some stuff with Tinkercad, it's not too bad but it probably feels like using paint if you've ever used a bigger CAD program. I'd probably create the spout portion first, then cone your funnel portion to shape. Probably the hardest part is getting the hollowed out pieces centered.

quick 5 minute hack at what I picture you want...
 

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nnnnnate

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WVC, UT
I've played with tinkercad a bit, as well as Fusion and some of the other offerings. I'm just not good because I haven't used any of them. Full disclosure I bought a funnel but it arrived cracked and was really flimsy and so I decided I needed to not be a doofus and just print what I need. My print parameters are 11x11x9.8.

I'll find what I need this morning on thingiverse.
 

Homefryy

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Salt Lake City
I've played with tinkercad a bit, as well as Fusion and some of the other offerings. I'm just not good because I haven't used any of them. Full disclosure I bought a funnel but it arrived cracked and was really flimsy and so I decided I needed to not be a doofus and just print what I need. My print parameters are 11x11x9.8.

I'll find what I need this morning on thingiverse.
I don't know anything about design for 3D printing but I can easily put a model together for you. I have lots of experience with Solidworks and Inventor (what I currently have access to through work).
 

nnnnnate

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Location
WVC, UT
I appreciate the offer but I found something on thingiverse that should work out for me. I "customized" it to my specs and its been rendering for 3 hours now, who knows how much longer it'll take.

I've got 4 civil engineers in my family that all have CAD skills. I've had my one brother help me with a few things I needed drawn up that had "important" specs.

As far as designing for 3d printing goes there actually are some things that need to be taken into consideration. Mostly it has to deal with overhangs and what angles work best for them. Print software can generate supports that are easily removed after the fact but if a part can be designed to not need supports then its generally better without them.
 
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