Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by BBS, Dec 5, 2020.
Here is a 3D printable shave bowl I have been working, which I call the Shuriken Shave Bowl. (WIP)
So am I.
Just saw where some UPS stores offer 3D printing. Not many. None here in Mississippi. But maybe near you.
Father's Day gift yesterday.
A Stoll Jr. SE Lather Catcher and case. Printed by my youngest son.
Very impressive 3D design by Roger Quintero, @SlimGem.
Very eager to give it a run out.
Awesome! That looks sharp, no pun intended!
Thanks Jim. I'm still amazed, firstly with 3d printing technology and secondly with the brilliant designers like Roger and Tom White who use it to come up with ingenious shaving products.
I was just wondering if any of these designs can be made by someone here using 3D metal printing.
I don't know much about 3D printing but I think the tolerances may have something to do with whether or not it can be done?
Just for kicks, I uploaded this razor to Xometry for a quote in Stainless/Bronze. The cost is about 70.00 US dollars. @IAmTheJody is correct about the tolerances. In metal 3d printing, there is little room for error. Also, standard resolutions will create different dimensions due to low segment counts. It all depends on the design of course.
If you post process the metal i.e. do things like mill and grind you can get very tight tolerances. You over add then subtract afterwards. Most of the times when you get something 3D printed that is all they do. They don't treat it like an engineered product since they either don't want to charge more to do it correctly to meet design tolerances or are not capable of actual manufacturing outside of printing.
Considering what "artisans" charge for razors that is a downright bargain. Desktop metal printing can be done now just not cheaply yet. You can get metal impregnated filament with brass, stainless steel etc. that you sinter in an oven afterwards that is for all practical purposes the same as the more expensive machines as far as the finished metal product is concerned.
You also have spark machining to remove material for a solid piece of metal coming to desktop 3d printers.
The EDM may not be a thing for desktop printers yet. I should have dug some more, that article is from 2015 and I haven't found any followups or actual add ons for a 3D printer dated newer.
You'd either need to buy your own sintering oven or find someone who can sinter the prints afterwards but it will produced a finished metal print on a standard 3d printer. You'll probably also need to put better nozzles and such on the printer to use the filaments.
same company that sells the filament offers a paid service to debind and sinter the prints.
An idea for you Roger @SlimGem and your adjustable SE... A case for it sort of like your Stoll Jr case but made like the old wedge blade 7-day sets but instead of slots for the wedge blades, slots for the three guards and a section for the handle and cap.
It'll take some time, but it's doable.
Yes! Like that! That's sweetness! You cats and your 3D voodoo magic....
Here's another razor I'm close to finalizing. The head is similar to the EndGem Speed but it will be much easier to add/remove the blade, and easier to rinse. The handle is about 80mm long.
TAIPAN SE RAZOR
Looking good, Roger.
Getting there. It still needs a little more tweaking.
Taipan SE Razor
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