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Google Android Tablet Stand

Post by pp3dp.nl » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:13 pm

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Here are two pictures of the android tablet/phone stand I printed a while ago on my Up! Plus. The STL can be found here:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5915

I sanded it down a bit and then I gave it multiple layers of filler. Lastly I used my airbrush with some metallic green and topped it off with clear lacquer. Now it looks almost as shiny as a car, and no print lines whatsoever are visible. The model is 10 centimeters tall.

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Re: Google Android Tablet Stand

Post by Madox » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:33 pm

Very nice :)

Jealous of your airbrush :)

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Re: Google Android Tablet Stand

Post by mec949 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:22 am

very nicely done

would you be willing to document the full process [with pictures of each step] the next time you post process one of these?

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Re: Google Android Tablet Stand

Post by pp3dp.nl » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:46 pm

Of course, I'm already thinking about my next object. I'm not sure what to print yet. I would like it to be practical and looking nice. But I will be taking pictures of the whole process next time. I did just finish a whole head of somebody that I scanned with our Artec MHT scanner. I printed it in ABS and primed and painted it bronze metallic.

I put it on a piece of oak and it almost looks like a real bronze statue.
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Post by eyUP » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:18 am

Fantastic work !
Please share the process with us, especially what kind of filler, primer and paint you used.. does a solvent based paint melt the ABS slightly ?

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Post by mec949 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:39 am

That has got to be the best finish I have ever seen on anything that has been printed on the up printer. sImply fantastic. When I have enough spare cash to buy an up I would very much like to be able to replicate your process.

That bust looks incredible. How long did the whole process take? Including printing and post processing?

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Post by pp3dp.nl » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:13 pm

Well the most work of course is the sanding. You really have to take the time for each layer.

When printed I usually fill any small holes (if any) with ''molten'' ABS acetone mix. Let it dry, then sand down the model just lightly.

Then the best primer is ''filler'' because the layers are relatively large and won't be filled right with ordinary primer. The bust was primed with Motip primer (can) but that took many layers. So Motip filler (can) works far better. It sands down much easyer because it's not acryllic (like ordinary primer). And the filler contains solvents, the model won't melt away but I imagine it will fuse everything well.

I have an airbrush set so I used Aero Color bronze paint for the bust wich isn't solvent based but because of the airbrush dries really fast.

After that I used a spray can of clear lacquer from Motip.

This can take up to a week but the work is maybe 4 to 5 hours I guess. As everything the more time you put in it the better it looks.

All this work and I gave the bust away, but the person I gave it to was happy.

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Re: Google Android Tablet Stand

Post by tshe1 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:08 pm

i have my own technique to finish the product with surface like grain.
i sprayed the part with 3M sparay glue (after some sanding if needed), let ir dry a little and then add the part grain powder (can use flour), remove residual gentley
and let the part dry.
paint with spray paint and you get a nice grain surface finish.

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Post by mec949 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:34 am

if anyone else has finishing/painting tips/procedures, could I ask a favour? could you please include photos as a picture fills in the context and gives one a comparison between procedures. :mrgreen:

I hope to introduce this to primary schools and would like finishing procedures that allow for impressive painting etc effects.

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Re: Google Android Tablet Stand

Post by pp3dp.nl » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:31 pm

I see the new website is online, very nice! There is a section with photo's and it contains a photo of an android puppet. It was painted be me the same way as this android stand and I gave it to Joseph Guo from PP3DP/TierTime when he was in Holland some time ago. Very nice to see the model again :lol:

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Re: Google Android Tablet Stand

Post by Lawrence » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:34 pm

I cannot find the section with photos????

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Re: Google Android Tablet Stand

Post by eyUP » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:07 pm

I cannot find the section with photos????
Click on the text on the front page which says Model Photo...

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Re: Google Android Tablet Stand

Post by Lawrence » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:12 pm

Yep. Got it. I was clicking on the model, not the text link. Thanks

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Post by juancr » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:15 pm

Incredible!!! I have to get those results :twisted:
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Re: Google Android Tablet Stand

Post by pp3dp.nl » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:32 pm

Someone I know uses another technique to get a shiny surface on ABS models. He uses a closed container like a bucket or large pot filled with acetone. You need a platform with holes which can be lowered in the container. Put your model on the platform and lower it in the acetone for 10 to 30 seconds and place the platform somewhere to ''dry''. And the container can be closed again for later use.

Haven't tried it like this before but he said the models have no visible lines anymore (don't put it in acetone too long).

Maybe painting after this is easier..

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Re: Google Android Tablet Stand

Post by eyUP » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:19 am

Put your model on the platform and lower it in the acetone for 10 to 30 seconds
Sounds like my kind of finishing process...30 seconds work ;)
I presume there would be an issue with small/delicate areas which will probably dissolve away

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Re: Google Android Tablet Stand

Post by pp3dp.nl » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:31 pm

Well the person I know who told me about the submerging in acetone actually makes scale models like buildings and uses printed ABS models of furniture. So he showed me really small couches and chairs with an almost enamel looking shiny surface. So don't dip them too long but long enough to melt the surface.

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Re: Google Android Tablet Stand

Post by aloxus » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:27 pm

I'll share with you some test i did with a printed object, but i think the temperature was to high, the ABS melted, i used 2 minutes
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