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post #11 of 16
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For not very detailed prints, you can easily design things using Sketchup and export to an STL file. If you want a higher polygon count, you can use any sort of CAD software, then convert to an STL file. Once you have the STL file, you can use a slicer software to make the gcode or compatible file which works with whatever printer you choose.

Thanks for your advice, SketchUp seems good, I need to spend some time learning it.

I need to figure out how I'm going to go about it, what to design first, measurements and everything.
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post #12 of 16
The key to designing something is making the pieces fit in your build plate of the printer. (preferably just a tad smaller so you can use a raft or add brims to prevent warping) If it needs to be bigger, design it in pieces that can be glued/bolted together. Also, you'll want to design it with an orientation that can be printed easily.. otherwise you have to use supports to print it (which wastes material/time and don't always turn out perfect).
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post #13 of 16
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The key to designing something is making the pieces fit in your build plate of the printer. (preferably just a tad smaller so you can use a raft or add brims to prevent warping) If it needs to be bigger, design it in pieces that can be glued/bolted together. Also, you'll want to design it with an orientation that can be printed easily.. otherwise you have to use supports to print it (which wastes material/time and don't always turn out perfect).

Exactly what I was thinking, I hope I'm not being too ambitious. I need to get down some rough measurements for the MB housing, graphics card and PSU.
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post #14 of 16
It is certainly do-able. There are a variety of methods you can use.. think "outside the box" as well. You can 3D print fasteners for aluminum u-channel, bolt on plexiglass to certain pieces you print, print various pieces and bolt aluminum / angled stainless to them, etc. With some scratch builds I've seen, you can purchase an aluminum motherboard tray and then print a design that it will fit into. It makes the project a bit easier. (at least for your first time printing)
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post #15 of 16
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That's cool, I see the casing is quite thick and looks strong, have you got a photo with the lid on?

I assume you own a 3D Printer? I am looking at different models and cannot be sure which to buy.

I decided to print the lid today, so since you asked before here is a pic.


    
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post #16 of 16
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I would pick up the PowerSpec 3D Ultra for $300 less. It's the same internals as the Dreamer, just in a different housing.

oh nice! thanks man, taking a look at it now, maybe i'm getting a 3d printer sooner than i thought if its 300 bucks less biggrin.gif

edit: just found some examples of the build quality, looks like it's a very close match to the Dreamer, unfortunately i can't get one in australia, so I'll still be getting the dreamer I guess (shipping from outside of Aus will make the two printers the same cost basically).
Edited by anti-clockwize - 1/31/16 at 11:16pm
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