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jmadrigal

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #210 on: August 07, 2017, 11:22:37 AM »

Did you 3D print the bar that mounts the lights?
I sure did. They press in nice and tight . I can reach in with my fingers to shut them off.
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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #211 on: August 07, 2017, 12:41:10 PM »

Way. Too. Cool.
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #212 on: August 07, 2017, 01:19:07 PM »

 Very nice!!!
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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #213 on: August 20, 2017, 02:47:01 PM »

Acetone finish on 4.5" top. Comes out with a wet look.

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Jatt

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #214 on: August 20, 2017, 11:15:07 PM »

Looks Rad!! Does the slick surface ever mess with the throw of the top? 
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jmadrigal

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #215 on: August 21, 2017, 09:24:08 PM »

Looks Rad!! Does the slick surface ever mess with the throw of the top? 
Thanks Jatt.
This is the first top I have tried this on. I don't mind the surface straight off the printer but thought I would give the acetone treatment a shot. I love the slick look of it. I haven't noticed any issues with the throw. I will definitely do this again.
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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #216 on: August 21, 2017, 10:16:23 PM »

Acetone finish on 4.5" top. Comes out with a wet look.

oh my god its so beautiful
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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #217 on: August 22, 2017, 07:56:00 AM »

Looks like a great finish for your tops! I love how you are experimenting and improving them all the time.
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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #218 on: August 26, 2017, 11:23:49 PM »

I really like the finish of the top. Very Nice Job.
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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #219 on: August 26, 2017, 11:50:18 PM »

Nice. But it's time to buy a wood lathe. And make the most BEAUTIFUL TOPS IN THE WORLD.
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jmadrigal

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #220 on: August 27, 2017, 09:38:33 AM »

I really like the finish of the top. Very Nice Job.
Thanks!

Nice. But it's time to buy a wood lathe. And make the most BEAUTIFUL TOPS IN THE WORLD.
I think you must work for a lathe company ;)
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Jatt

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #221 on: September 22, 2017, 10:36:24 PM »

hey jmadrigal love seeing new posts of your 3D printed tops. i was wonder what kind of spin time you have been getting on your tops?
And whats the biggest top you have 3D printer? i have been really itching to get a large top into my collection thats fun to throw and play. hoping to get some insight from everyone on playing large tops too. like whats too big for playing and what kind of material? sorry for all the questions all at once. just young in my top spinning and dreaming of what my next top might be. ill just go throw some tops to curve my itch.
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jmadrigal

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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #222 on: September 23, 2017, 09:25:14 PM »

hey jmadrigal love seeing new posts of your 3D printed tops. i was wonder what kind of spin time you have been getting on your tops?
And whats the biggest top you have 3D printer? i have been really itching to get a large top into my collection thats fun to throw and play. hoping to get some insight from everyone on playing large tops too. like whats too big for playing and what kind of material? sorry for all the questions all at once. just young in my top spinning and dreaming of what my next top might be. ill just go throw some tops to curve my itch.
Jatt,
I have not clocked my spin time but it is long. The tops are extremely stable so they stay up for a long time.
The largest top I have made is about 5.5" diameter. I have settled in on a 4.5" size as my favorite so far. I use ABS for my large tops since its lighter and strong.
I like my 4.5" tops around 200 to 220 grams. I feel this is a good weight so I can do more technical tricks with this large top. Others I am sure will have different opinions but this is mine. I always try to improve my designs and only sell the ones I feel are the best. Let me know if you need anything. I currently have one 4.5" top ready to ship and a few 3" tops as well. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Jose
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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #223 on: September 25, 2017, 02:45:58 PM »

I have been far behind in reading this thread (and others too).  I finally took a long lunch to catch up.
Right now my first 3" top printed of at 52% on the printer. It will probably be a bit light at 56g with a "C" tip.
It is heart shaped but modified so the overhang is 31.5 deg transitioning to quickly to a steeper angle.  This section has printed cleanly.
More news later.

I like the steel cable idea, will you be selling them separate or is this a suggested mod?  I have never had a good pair of snips for steel cable, might be time to invest.
Chris,  You can use a Dremel with a cut of wheel to get a clean cut.  Wrap with paper tape and go slow.
Jose, this is a great idea!


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Re: 3D Printed Top
« Reply #224 on: September 25, 2017, 05:31:24 PM »

Printed!  I pounded in a C tip while still warm.
The slicer software put the start of the shell for each layer in the same spot. I guess that is why it shakes so.
Yes, 56 g is pretty light. I had run after my first boomerang. :)

Questions for Jose:
I know that you use 100% infill. How many shells do you set? (2 is the default)
Does that help with durability and/or balance?
Are you making a thicker wall section at the (frangible) crown?
Thanks for sharing so generously. My first 3" top is not perfect but can be counted as a playable and fun success.




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