Tungsten sharpener for Dremel 3D Printed

  1. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    Alright lads, As you know i've recently bought myself a 3D printer, I'm having plenty of fun with it.
    One of the first things I printed after getting it fully calibrated and levelled was this tungsten electrode sharpening fitting for using with a dremel.

    It fits onto a standard side dremel and its got holes for 1.6MM, 2.4MM & 3.2MM tungstens, and they're at all sorts of different angles depending on how you want to prep the tungsten.

    Now.. The issue is I haven't got a dremel to test this on :P

    So, i'm wondering if anyone fancies taking this off me and testing it out, giving me some feedback as to how it works out.

    According to the chap that designed it (not myself, all credit to him) the holes for the tungstens can sometimes be slightly off so might need a warmish tungsten poked through it to just clean it up a bit.

    I'm more than happy to get additional ones of these printed for anyone who wants to give one a try, would just ask for a little contribution towards the plastic filler and the postage :P

    Let me know if anyone wants one.

    Pics below.

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  2. whm_fab

    whm_fab Motorsport fabrication

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    hit me with it tom, il pay for post
     
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  3. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    Drop me a pm with your address and I'll get it sent :)
     
  4. What printer did you go with Tom, and what filament are you using?
     
  5. I'd love as well tom if you were to print more
     
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  6. Henrik Forum Supporter

    Is it one off thingiverse? I've got a 3d printer looking for projects:)
     
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  7. maddog7 Member

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    I've been sharpening my tungstens on a belt sander and they get pretty hot, especially as they get shorter (which is often for me!) I'd be (only a tad) concerned that the hot shaft (ahem) might deform the hole (oh my lord!)
    I have a couple of 3D printers and a couple of dremels though so if you can point me to the STL I'm happy to give it a shot.
    Cheers
    D
    :)
     
  8. John Hale Member

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    I too have 3d printers at work and would love to try one out too if you could let me know where you found the stl file or did you draw it?

    Cheers

    John
     
  9. Hood

    Hood Forum Supporter


    I got one very similar from @antonio costa and that was a problem with it. It did work very well but you had to be careful that you didn't put too much heat into the tungsten. If you backed off every turn for a fraction of a second before trying again it was fine. I was going to make up some small metal sleeves to insert but afraid I never got round to it :(
     
  10. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    Went for the CTC Printer which is a Makerbot replicator dual clone, works outstandingly for the money.
    Filament was 1.75 PLA, going to be trying some ABS rather soon :)
     
  11. Tom Orrow L

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    Drop me a PM mate, i'll sort one out for you :)
     
  12. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    Indeed it is, love Thingiverse :)
     
  13. Tom Orrow L

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    STL file is on Thingiverse, type in TIG electrode grinder :)
     
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