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Tracy
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Will 3dsets models fit on a Mini

Not a sales pitch! This is an honest question. Has anyone tried printing a model from 3dsets.com on their Mini? The site says your printer must be 200 x 200 x 180 mm which the Mini isn't. But I looked at all the photos for the Rancher and I suspect the larger parts can be printed diagonally. I emailed the company and got no response - not a good sign.

Posted : 07/07/2020 10:36 pm
Clemens M.
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RE: Will 3dsets models fit on a Mini

It is a lot of work to check if every part fits in the building room of the MINI. I had a quick check of many parts of Body and Chassis and I would say it should work. But some parts will become very tricky to print - for example (Defender): Rear fender for print

For this part the MINI misses 0,5 mm in z direction. Maybe it is possible to find 1 or 2 mm in z direction. Needs some testing.

I would give it a try and if there is realy no way to print it on a MINI it is maybe possible to find someone near you who can help with a bigger building area.

Best regards, Clemens

Posted : 07/07/2020 11:11 pm
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 mark
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RE: Will 3dsets models fit on a Mini

If you don't mind making things smaller, you can always shrink things down in Prusa Slicer. Just use the same scale factor for everything and pieces should fit together. I also load things into CAD software and cut them into pieces that can be glued together. Sometimes that is a lot of work, but I'll usually make some modification, add a logo, whatever, while I'm doing it.

Regards,

Mark

Posted : 08/07/2020 2:50 am
Clemens M.
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RE: Will 3dsets models fit on a Mini

@marklgoldberg

For these parts it would get very complicated, because the whole car is more than 250 printed parts and what makes it a lot mor difficult is, that there are ball bearings, servos, motors and so on which have to have perfect fit. So in that case using a scale factor I would say is no solution.

Best regards, Clemens

Posted : 08/07/2020 7:59 am
bobc
 bobc
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RE: Will 3dsets models fit on a Mini

They have an FAQ : https://www.3dsets.com/faq/

Q: I have a printer with a print area of 150 x 150 x 150 mm. Can I distribute the parts into multiple prints and print the whole model this way?
 

A: Unfortunately, some parts are too large and require a bed size of 200 x 200 mm so they cannot be printed on smaller beds.

I guess they have a reason for saying that.

Posted : 08/07/2020 8:39 am
Tracy
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RE: Will 3dsets models fit on a Mini
Posted by: @clemens-m

It is a lot of work to check if every part fits in the building room of the MINI. I had a quick check of many parts of Body and Chassis and I would say it should work. But some parts will become very tricky to print - for example (Defender): Rear fender for print

For this part the MINI misses 0,5 mm in z direction. Maybe it is possible to find 1 or 2 mm in z direction. Needs some testing.

I would give it a try and if there is realy no way to print it on a MINI it is maybe possible to find someone near you who can help with a bigger building area.

Best regards, Clemens

I hadn't considered Z. Good catch. These models are incredible. I'm bummed I can't print one.

Posted : 08/07/2020 11:38 am
Lvet
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RE: Will 3dsets models fit on a Mini

Hello Tracy

I have a friend that is building the Rancher 4x4 with a Prusa Mini. There is only one part that he couldn't print directly and that was the Front Fender (I printed these parts for him).

Looking at the part, I reckon that you could section the part in two, print it separately and bolt it or glue it together. So I wouldn't think it's a show stopper.

Posted : 02/11/2020 1:42 pm
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