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3D printing...

Discussion in 'Making your own Gear' started by The Chairman, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. saxman242

    saxman242 Divemaster Candidate

    If you really want it to be durable, use your printed part to make a silicone mold then pour cast it out of urethane.
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  2. Pilotmaverick

    Pilotmaverick DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Germany
    I will first try it out with PET-G and see how it holds. It feels super sturdy so I dont think there will be the need to cast it in urethane.
  3. AevnsGrandpa

    AevnsGrandpa Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Bloomnigton, Illinois
    Neat to see this thread. I have been 3d printing for almost a year now (Creality Ender 3) and am always looking to find or design useful things.

    For those who have done some things that you use underwater, will PLA be Ok or should you go for PETG or ABS?

  4. emoreira

    emoreira Dive Resort

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: ARGENTINA
    I've been printing BCD flanges with ABS 100 % infill and 0,1 mm layer height with good results. I've not printed still with PETG. Is something I have pending.
    ABS is tricky to keep adhered to the print base as it contracts a lot when it colds down. I was told that PETG has not that very problem.
  5. Galt

    Galt Angel Fish

    I've been printing a couple accessories for my TG5 camera setup. I will post some pictures later of the actual prints but here are a couple screenshots. I made an adapter to hold a DGX video beam 600 light onto a locline YS adapter, and I have also been designing a poor man's snoot to fit my Inon S2000 strobe.

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