3D printed razors

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by BBS, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    That is cool. What printer did you get?
     
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  2. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    It is Qidi x-maker.


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  3. BBS

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    Did you get the standard one or one of the higher priced ones that can do high temperature printing?
     
  4. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    The standard. Got it from an acquaintance for $100. He bought it from somebody that never used it. As the fan quit working right away. My friend fixed it and offered it to me.

    He just bought a Prusa.


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  5. BBS

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    Nice deal at $100. I was looking at their pro models as an option since they can do high temp carbon fiber which means I can print replaceable parts for industrial stuff without having to wait forever to order a $2 after markup maybe 30 cents prior to part and pay $10 shipping on it.
    I don't think the standard ones can do high temp even with a capable extruder because they aren't fully enclosed.

    The QIDI pro plus or max from what I am reading is essentially a makerbot knockoff at about the 3rd of the price.
     
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  6. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Here is the first print. I need to fix the insert that holds the blade. I must have saved the wrong file. This has a zero blade exposure

    I will print a new one with a .010 exposure to see how it shaves. I won’t waste any time gluing in the magnets until I get the correct insert printed.

    This was printed with a .8mm resolution. It took a total of 2hrs45min. [​IMG][​IMG]


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  7. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Side shot[​IMG]


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  8. SlimGem

    SlimGem Well-Known Member

    Very cool design!
     
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  9. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Thank you it was literally just a doodle on Thursday at lunch. By this morning I had a sample in hand.


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  10. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    I don't know if you realize it or not but that is a one size fits all modular handle design. You have the equivalent of a cart design for the base plate but with the flexibility to customize the gap and exposure by tweaking the print dimensions. You can even tweak the blade angle by adjusting the levelness of the baseplate where the blade sits.
     
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  11. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Haha. Funny how that works. I did not think of changing the blade angle. I like that take on the possibilities.

    I could even use half DE Blades also I suppose.

    I might add ribs to the bottom of the handle if I find it needs it. I am one that keeps my hand and razor handle dry while shaving. So it really won’t be an issue for me. I will experiment with that.


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  12. riverrun

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  14. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    That looks like it will work nicely. HA! I just noticed the tost3.com cup. Nice touch.
     
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  15. BBS

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    Might want to invest in one of these to keep the filaments dry and clean since they are hydroscopic and absorb water easily.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P3BWHPJ/?tag=thshde-20
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08C9RZPMN/?tag=thshde-20

    Another thing to consider is annealing the plastics especially PLA to make them stronger. Just need to resize the prints to deal with shrinkage once you work out a repeatible process.
     
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  16. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Some more filament storage options and things to ensure good structural prints.
    https://all3dp.com/2/filament-storage-3d-printer/
    I think the best option for bulk filament storage is pet food container with desiciant.

    Also of importance is keeping the filament clean during printing if you don't enclose the reels.
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:190118
     
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  17. SlimGem

    SlimGem Well-Known Member

    Here's what's been in the works lately. This is a combination of several of my designs. When I designed the triceratops, the idea was to make it easy to print without supports, but really, it was meant to look like a mini J A Henckels Rapide. And my EndGem design started as a C V Heljestrand SE. This is as close as I'm going to get to duplicating two of my favorites. Unlike the Rapide which uses a threaded knob and spring at the collar for locking the blade, this one uses the tip of the thread to push the tension lever against the blade when you turn the handle. The pics below are just a draft version. Once I refined the geometry for optimal printing without supports, I'll upload the files on Thingiverse.

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  18. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I love the triceratops. Will the handles be interchangeable?
     
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  19. SlimGem

    SlimGem Well-Known Member

    The handles share the same thread but at different lengths. I'll see if I can modify the design so it will work with the Triceratops. The handle on this new design is very similar to the Rapide. I have other designs that share a very similar handle to the triceratops. If I get around to it, I'll upload all of the handles that can be interchangeable with the triceratops or the SE adjustable. By the way Jim, I haven't forgotten about the injector design. Still a working progress.

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  20. Electrif

    Electrif Well-Known Member

    That handle looks very similar to your 3 plate adjustable handle.
    Looks great in metallic.
     
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