First prototype of some windows for the Harlem Station warehouse. Getting there.
It’s a lot easier to print your own isn’t it !
Doors and windows are the main reason I wanted to get a 3D printer in the first place. That window has about 8 cents of material in it, and is exactly the right size for the building. I dont have to make any compromises on window size or style.
Exactly…and they are easy enough to design IF you want to match a particular prototype. Plus they do VERY well outside.
(Just be glad you didn’t buy Grandt line! )
Test print of the smaller warehouse windows. Now to fix the frame thickness and print eight sets of each.
Looking good Bob. I like those a lot. What program are you doing your design work in. Thanks to Dan H., I use Fusion 360.
I have a set of windows that I need to get test printed for a big mine building that I want to get started on before my June club meeting.
Sean said it was a lot easier printing and installing your own. that is probably single handedly the very best part about 3D printing, parts on demand. I loved casting in resin. There was a certain satisfaction in the process. But you ended up with a bunch of seldom used molds that you then had to store. I love sitting down and designing the EXACT part I want and then printing only what I need when I need it. And then the file is tucked nicely away on my computer not taking up space for the next time when I need it. For a guy who used to call 3D printing “cheating” it sure is handy.
For simple things like windows and doors, I just use Tinkercad. For more complex stuff I use Fusion360.
Nice. What does this warehouse look like?
These are for the freight terminal at Williamsport, instead of the hacky acrylic + paint pen that it’s had for 10 years.
Ahh…I remember THAT building!
That will look way mo’ betta
Too cool. Windows and doors are probably not only about the easiest things to do with a 3D printer, but also one of the best uses for that printer. Sure beats building them from scratch.
Did you sand them down at all of just paint them. Because they look good.
Does it matter?
I’m still thinking the “horror” of points and glazing if a hobo breaks a panel on those 4 over 6 split sash windows. However I’m a huge fan of 3 over 9 myself .
Assembled, washed then painted them. No sanding.