Is 3D Printing worth it?

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Is 3D printing worth it? Marius Hornberger says, “A few real-world workshop examples that use 3D-printing. I hate how 3D printers are always advertised with the things they can make. Mostly figures or models of stuff that looks cool initially, but very few people need that. That’s why I didn’t want to dive into 3D printing for some time. Since I then had access to a printer from my dad, I came up with a few things that make good use of a printer for the workshop. The materials I used were PLA and PETG. Everything white was PETG, and the rest was PLA. I use SolidWorks for designing.”

According to comments from the video,”

  • Yes, you can make parts that don’t exist and make replacement parts for existing equipment.
  • Sometimes you seem like a wise old guy who’s been around precision workshops for decades, passing on your skills to the youngsters in the audience. I’m 74 years old and enjoy being one of the youngsters. Those endless examples of your high-quality design & 3D printing had me captivated.
    -It was one of the best videos about practical 3d printed parts. Great job!
  • Genius use of 3D printing. Inspiring!
  • My 3D printer is my favorite woodworking tool. You demonstrated excellent use of it. Your designs are well thought out; I can tell you’ve spent some time on them. Well done!
  • This an excellent video highlighting the practical uses of 3D Printers.
  • The most significant negative of 3d printing is time. Granted, you don’t have to sit there watching the printer doing its job, but you still need to keep an eye on it in case something fails, and I don’t have a good feeling about letting a machine work for that long all alone. Besides that, I love my 3d printer a lot; even though it’s only a cheap version of the original i3, it still produces reasonable prints.
  • Excellent work; I also have a 3d printer (mk3 and MK2s) and a workshop. I’ve made dovetail templates, corner clamps, screw boxes, drilling templates, and more. Your designs are great; I love the chamfer interlock system you designed for the connections. Is that all in PLA?”

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