3D Printing My Head w/ New Bronze Metal Composite Material

3D Printing My Head w/ New Bronze Metal Composite Material


It’s time for NERDGASM! Hey what’s up Nerdgasm fans, Jerry here a.k.a. Barnacules Now, the cool guys over at colorFabb, you know the guys who make a lot of the material I use, sent me a new material that they have it’s actually called “bronzefill” It’s a PLA/PHA filament just like the regular plastics except for it has bronze in it, like literally, the metal bronze which means it weighs a ton when I first picked up the box I was like
“holy crap, this weighs a lot!” Literally. But you can also sand and polish these things down and the bronze particles will shine just like the metal counterpart and it will basically look like bronze. And it will weigh like bronze because it is bronze. Mostly. *Extreme Head Shaking* All right well now that we got some bronze filament we need something to print with it. Well luckily for me a guy named Ricardo Alves went ahead and 3D-modelled my head I probably should find that a little creepy, huh? Well regardless he did it and the model is posted on myminifactory.com. So now all you guys can print out Jerry’s little head Who wouldn’t wanna play with Jerry’s little head? Alright well all joking aside I think the 3D-model is absolutely brilliant. He did a fantastic job. And the link is down in the video description if you guys wanna print out Jerry’s little head. Well I think it would be cool to print my head in bronze just so it can sit on my desk next to all my other dolls that have my head on it and I’m starting to feel just a little narcissistic What am I talking about I’m a Youtube producer of course I’m narcissistic I’m just kidding guys in all fairness it’s just bad ass to have a 3D-printed bronze version of your head sitting on your desk. Come on it makes you feel like… Like special Alright, well let’s get this model sliced and diced, and over to the 3D printer. Alright guys, here we have the latest version of Cura, it’s 14.090 but then for those of you who haven’t watched my previous videos, Cura is my preferred slicer. that I use for all my 3D printers, regardless of brand. Currently I have it set up for my Ultimaker Original because that’s kind of my workhorse, and this is a brand new material I’ve never used before. And the Ultimaker Original is on the approved materials list by ColourFabb so I’m going to go ahead and give it a try on there first. All right, let’s go ahead and import my head. It does take a little while to load. There it is! Because it is a very, very detailed model. Ok, so the first thing we notice is, it’s pointing in the wrong direction, so let’s go ahead and select that, We’re going to come down and do a quick rotation, flip it around to the front and the other thing is, I’d like it to be a little bit larger than it currently is I’d like it to be about 4 inches so let’s go down and scale and we’re going to go on the Z-axis here We’re gonna scale it up to 101.6 All right, so now we end up with a model that when it’s printed will be about 4 inches in height. Which should be perfect. Alright now as far as layer height for this first time printing with this material we’re gonna go for a: .16 layer height and we want a really thick shell on it too so we’re gonna go for a 2mm inner shell and then for fill density, we’re gonna go ahead and just go with a 10% inner fill density. Go ahead and lower the temperature down to 210 and then for the print speed we’re gonna leave it at 50 We don’t wanna go real fast with this material since it’s pretty new. Everything else I’m gonna leave exactly the same Now you can see up here it’s gonna take a while to slice This, This is a very very complicated model. Here’s the layer view So you can get an idea of how it’s going to print. From the ground up. Alright, well I’m going to go ahead and let this finish, save it to the drive and take it over to the printer.. Well unfortunately you guys didn’t get
to see the whole time lapse because unfortunately XSplit hit a problem
and stopped recording. Damn you XSplit! Damn you! But, at least you get to see the final product. Here it is 4-inch-tall Jerry. Now you can already tell I’ve started
to polish the bottom on this and you can see that it’s actually pretty, pretty shiny like around the side and the chin area here the way that the light reflects
off of it is very, very metallic and I haven’t even sanded it down
to get all the ridges yet. So I’m actually using a combination
of sandpaper and steel wool to do the sanding on this to maintain
as much of the detail as possible. Now, another crazy thing like I was saying in the beginning about this material is it’s very heavy. This actually feels like it’s made out of metal or like stone. It doesn’t feel like plastic at all and the weight definitely doesn’t represent plastic at all. I actually went and snuck and stole
my wife’s kitchen scale. Alright we got it all zeroed-out let’s
see how much this thing weighs. According to this, it’s 11 and 5/8 ounces. Alright now just to give a little contrast, I’ve got a couple other items here. Let’s go ahead and weigh the Terminator skull – it’s giant by comparison. Now this is just plastic you see it only weighs a little over 6 ounces compared to that thing weighing over 11. Alright well let’s try this – this was printed fairly solid in fill, really heavy, really robust in PLA/PHA let’s weigh this. You can see that’s only about – a little 8 ounces so you can see that is incredibly heavy material. Alright so hopefully that gives you guys an idea of just how heavy and dense this material is. I wish I could tell you how it felt I mean
there’s no real way to articulate it it definitely doesn’t feel like plastic though and you can see because I printed at .16 it’s not the highest resolution the printer could do so you could see there is a lot of little lines and ridges throughout this thing so it’s gonna take a lot of sanding to get it down to a point where I can ultimately buff it to a metallic shine But you can already tell the promising results just from polishing with a little bit of steel wool
for a couple of minutes I can already tell this thing is
going to shine like a diamond. Like a bronze diamond… Now if you guys enjoyed this video and you want to see the final product and how I actually finished this thing and polish it and that whole process, I’m going to be making another video so make sure you hit that ‘Subscribe’ button – it will be out next week. Also if you guys want to get some of your own material and try it I’ve got the links down in the description
to colorFabb’s website and PrintedSolid[.com] so you can actually go and purchase your own bronzefill filament And if you guys enjoyed watching me print with experimental material, let me know – there are a lot of experimental materials out there and
I’d be willing to make videos on all of them if it’s something you guys are interested in so just let me know down in the comments. Well guys, I hope you enjoyed this video and until next time. Hey guys, I hope you enjoyed this video. Please take a moment and subscribe to my channel – it helps me a lot. Also come over to Twitter. I’m @Barnacules. I’m a real social guy. Also if you have a couple of minutes, check out some of these many other videos. I made them myself.

100 thoughts on “3D Printing My Head w/ New Bronze Metal Composite Material

  • August 4, 2015 at 11:31 pm
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    Fuck off

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  • August 18, 2015 at 9:47 pm
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    da shirt

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  • August 23, 2015 at 1:00 am
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    Does this break like PLA

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  • August 23, 2015 at 4:08 am
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    Lol you just sounded like Jay @ 0:33

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  • August 27, 2015 at 8:51 pm
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    you look like a kid

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  • September 2, 2015 at 6:10 pm
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    please me get your mini had I m croatian

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  • September 4, 2015 at 8:34 pm
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    know this is an old vid and that you probably won't check the comments section anymore, but is there an glass type of material or an see thru type of material? So you could print out a shotglass or something like that 😀 have subbed to you for like a 2-3 weeks period

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  • September 8, 2015 at 6:28 am
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    Bronze Ar lower?

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  • September 9, 2015 at 11:02 am
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    Would this work with a robo 3d?

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  • September 12, 2015 at 12:12 am
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    more like colorfapp

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  • September 12, 2015 at 3:58 am
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    How many 3d printers do you have

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  • September 20, 2015 at 6:43 pm
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    the link to the printer is broken

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  • September 25, 2015 at 9:59 pm
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    try printing the wrench with this stuff

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  • September 30, 2015 at 8:57 am
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    Omg that t-shirt……………

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  • September 30, 2015 at 2:24 pm
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    D:

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  • October 8, 2015 at 8:57 pm
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    Sir I must say that even though I am late to the scene, I am loving your videos. Thank you for your time and efforts.

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  • October 14, 2015 at 10:59 pm
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    its mostly like bronze…..mostly

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  • October 22, 2015 at 10:55 pm
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    what softwares do you need to stard 3d printing

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  • October 25, 2015 at 3:32 pm
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    intro plz

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  • October 28, 2015 at 12:43 am
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    FUN FACT: bronze is copper too, but mixed with some other metals D:

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  • November 4, 2015 at 11:26 pm
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    Make a jerry head out of the flex material

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  • November 11, 2015 at 10:59 pm
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    super Mario 64 remix

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  • November 13, 2015 at 11:39 pm
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    1:36

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  • November 20, 2015 at 1:35 am
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    Do a face reveal

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  • November 20, 2015 at 11:28 am
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    @1:23 That kinda looks like Sid from the Toy Story movie!! LOL

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  • November 24, 2015 at 11:20 pm
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    you said it was 14.90 but it is version 14.09. ha!

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  • December 8, 2015 at 3:46 pm
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    hit it with a hammer, or print a knife with this material, i wanna know how strong it is

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  • December 13, 2015 at 5:33 pm
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    It looks loke clay

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  • December 16, 2015 at 10:38 pm
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    now i get my own little jerry:)

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  • January 3, 2016 at 12:52 am
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    lag lol

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  • January 13, 2016 at 8:37 am
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    "heavy and dense"

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  • January 14, 2016 at 2:40 am
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    Looks like you'll be AHEAD of it now.
    Thanks again.

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  • January 16, 2016 at 6:24 pm
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    your uglier

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  • January 17, 2016 at 12:37 am
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    At the beginning, there is a computer with a picture of you with the bronze head completed. Time travel? Did you shoot the beginning after printing?

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  • January 22, 2016 at 10:34 am
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    How was the head created? I'm assuming the guy didn't scan your head personally? Please let me know

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  • January 26, 2016 at 12:31 am
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    Spooo

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  • February 13, 2016 at 5:01 pm
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    there is a free 3d printing builder its call tinkercad

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  • March 4, 2016 at 1:57 pm
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    Hey. great video. how long did it take you to print it?

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  • March 9, 2016 at 9:00 am
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    Do the metal fill filaments have a higher heat resistance? I am looking to print something that would have to withstand high heat so I am looking around for the best materials to use

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  • March 18, 2016 at 2:05 pm
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    That T-Shirt is so cool!!!

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  • March 26, 2016 at 12:13 pm
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    Very Jerry Such Shiny WOW

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  • April 3, 2016 at 5:21 pm
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    Make a knife with the bronze filament that would be amazing thnx pls give me a shout out 😝

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  • April 9, 2016 at 8:14 am
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    Print a toy car

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  • May 19, 2016 at 7:12 am
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    Make a 1911 gun out of that material

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  • May 27, 2016 at 1:46 am
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    you should get a gold filament

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  • May 27, 2016 at 1:15 pm
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    you should make a knife out of the metal thing

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  • June 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm
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    You Are Cancer

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  • June 7, 2016 at 4:25 pm
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    that looks like clay colour not bronze

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  • June 16, 2016 at 5:15 am
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    how do we know if a certain 3d printer is compatible with this type of bronze material?

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  • June 17, 2016 at 3:40 am
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    make a life size one

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  • June 25, 2016 at 5:45 pm
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    U got bronze in Alanta

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  • June 26, 2016 at 7:02 pm
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    2:09 Thought you where about to say "because it is a very Big Head" 🙂

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  • June 27, 2016 at 7:44 pm
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    looks like printing clay

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  • June 28, 2016 at 3:52 am
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    i 3d printed your head and one day i lost it and walked in on my older sister shoving it up her a##… sorry…

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  • July 20, 2016 at 3:12 am
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    finally i found a nerd channel…I feel at home. 😃

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  • July 24, 2016 at 5:07 am
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    can you try printing a 1911 45 frame

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  • August 7, 2016 at 12:48 pm
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    can you make a 3d penise

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  • October 9, 2016 at 12:24 pm
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    Do you think this bronze filament can be electro plated ?  I would love to make some custom vehicle emblems

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  • October 31, 2016 at 10:20 pm
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    color fabb lmao XD

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  • November 22, 2016 at 6:14 pm
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    oh man….I really wanted to see it all shiny and polished….

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  • November 27, 2016 at 10:16 am
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    support mitiral must suck with that thing

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  • November 29, 2016 at 4:08 am
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    I have that same shirt lol

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  • November 30, 2016 at 7:07 am
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    Congratulations on 800k

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  • December 3, 2016 at 1:26 am
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    Hi do you think I can do this on the Monoprice 3d printer? i'm curious because its affordable.

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  • December 7, 2016 at 12:04 am
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    how do you scan your head to make a 3d modrl

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  • January 23, 2017 at 10:42 pm
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    wow could you print one with your mouth open. i would like to purchase a mouth open one.

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  • February 9, 2017 at 8:55 am
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    hey use ca glue in the eye sockets (as a filler) to give gloss!

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  • February 19, 2017 at 4:16 pm
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    Jerry's Little head. Oh and can you 3D print Batknife?

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  • February 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm
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    Special… yea…

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  • March 18, 2017 at 10:49 am
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    Make a knife blade with it!

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  • March 19, 2017 at 3:14 am
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    Cool…… I work in a machine shop and we use something called scotch Brite for taking off burrs, almost like steelwool but made for mettle or any material you would use emery cloth on made by 3m comes in about 6×10 inch sheets, you should check it out……

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  • March 19, 2017 at 5:26 pm
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    Jerry calling himself heavy and dense

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  • March 21, 2017 at 3:28 pm
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    Bruh! Print your knife out of this stuff!

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  • March 23, 2017 at 5:37 pm
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    hello there, can you updated us on 3d printing , good and bad, software and model you recommend, bcuz this is 2 year old, just wonder if you have anything newer? i am asking you bcuz your someone i trust let us know!

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  • March 25, 2017 at 2:53 am
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    more experimental filaments please. Also, recommended heat bed and hot end temperature of the experimental filament

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  • April 8, 2017 at 7:51 pm
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    Gotta ask tho, the 3d printing nerd made a point that you are wasting filament when you infill like that. Then again he was using PLA, so bronze may not apply. (also depends on purpose)

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  • April 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm
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    Virtual Foundry Copper filled filament. It can be sintered to solid copper! But they don't tell you and details 🙁 like how hot or how long.

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  • April 30, 2017 at 9:31 am
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    the de l a y

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  • May 10, 2017 at 6:19 am
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    How much filament was used on the head! Nice videos btw! Following!

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  • May 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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    As a jeweler, I noticed that a freshly cast metal part is lighter color and less reflective, similar to your freshly printed bronze piece. As you polish metal, the color changes as it starts reflecting more and more light away from itself. Silver, for instance, become colder in color and very shiney. The 3D printed part should do the same, and if your polishing is removing more plastic than metal, the color change will be more immediate.

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  • May 12, 2017 at 7:58 pm
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    Probably not, but does the metal filament conduct electricity?

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  • May 16, 2017 at 1:37 am
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    Do you factor in the altitude of where you are at when you make these prints, I know individual results may vary and you can't argue with quality but something to think about

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  • May 29, 2017 at 5:47 am
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    So that's what the inside of his head looks like. Pretty spacious in there…

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  • June 7, 2017 at 4:23 am
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    Sorry dude,  But this is unwatchable. But then it has only been over 2 and half years to get fixed.

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  • June 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm
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    Can you print a cpu water block with that?

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  • July 17, 2017 at 10:40 pm
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    will the sw work on Linux?

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  • August 12, 2017 at 3:30 am
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    Lol bill nye spoof

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  • November 6, 2017 at 1:44 am
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    This my video.

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  • November 19, 2017 at 7:23 pm
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    The lines and ridges are more to do with over extrusion than the layer height. Very nice tho. Cool material, I want to try it.

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  • December 21, 2017 at 11:41 pm
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    hey barnaculess! I've never owned a 3d printer before. what type of material do they normally use to print with,
    and can the same one printer be used to print out different materials <like say ,metal or plastic>?

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  • January 2, 2018 at 11:51 am
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    Anyone else just print dicks and give ppl them for birthdays

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  • January 5, 2018 at 9:07 am
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    Bronze is an alloy not a metal… just saying 😛

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  • February 19, 2018 at 3:09 pm
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    how did you made your model
    what did u use for modeling

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  • August 18, 2018 at 12:07 am
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    can I use a brass nozzle or do I need stainless?

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  • September 12, 2018 at 2:16 am
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    You better be lucky I subscribed to you and I'm really strict about who I subscribe to.

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  • September 18, 2018 at 2:25 pm
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    It would be interesting to sandblast it 🙂

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  • November 23, 2018 at 4:38 am
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    1:42 no running in the haulssss

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  • March 23, 2019 at 10:24 am
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    It’s like a little cherub….I WANT ONE!!!

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  • July 17, 2019 at 7:16 am
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    My advice, Decaf + No more suger! You are to hyper pfff 👎

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