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Surface serpent

by cerberus333 May 31, 2012
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Will it be able to print on a print bot simple

I can't give a definitive answer of yes or no.resize it and give it a try.
I would go 2 or 3 shells (perimiters) and low (or no) infill

Great part! Cant wait to print it, will post pictures :) Thinkin about adding it to the back bumper of my car :D

Have you had any issues with this? Still stuck well? I'm interested in the performance of the print out in the full weather. No layer delamination?

Truth told It was not on my hood long before I moved it inside.
Held fine , but I can't speak to ABS long term weather resistance.
I have had a few things on in hot sun, and rain, but i think it would not hold up great
long term (but i would say vapor polishing would help to prevent
capillary water infiltration etc.)

Shame, it really is a great hood ornament. I've had an ABS mailbox handle outside for a couple of years and despite slight fading it seems fine. But I'm not blowing 70 mph wind across it.

I have a much larger print I used as a hood ornament on highway, rain, sun etc.
the only problem i had was epoxy failing around the magnets (due to expansion contraction from temp changes).
the ABS remained solid, but i would recommend the vapor treatment to seal the surface.
PLA I have been told does not weather as well. Of course Nylon would probably fare the best (of FDM plastic consumer stuff)

(or better yet a metal casting from a 3d print)

YAY! I've wanted this for awhile. Thanks!