01-10-2013, 01:17 AM
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The post the other day where I showed an old time razor made from a bent metal plate made me think of 3D printed razors. I figured that if I could come up with that idea, so could other clever people, so I headed over to Thingiverse - one of the better known places online to share all things 3D printed.

No razors - at least that I could find - but plenty of shaving gear. A few I liked:
- A fancy razor stand
- A less fancy razor stand
- A combined razor and brush stand
- A combined razor and brush 'hang'
- A shave brush handle
- A blade disposal box

Now, if I could only justify spending a huge wad of cash* to buy a 3D printer I would have all the razor stands I would ever need... but no printed razor.

*) I've been wishing for one for a while - but the one that seems best for my perceived needs is 799$, plus shipping and consumables Undecided

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 01-10-2013, 02:41 AM
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Cool! Thanks for sharing. Biggrin

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 01-10-2013, 03:40 AM
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Thanks for sharing these, Hans. I even liked the blade box.

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 01-10-2013, 06:23 AM
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Being an engineer, this a very cool discovery. Thanks for adding to my to do list, Hans! Biggrin

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 01-10-2013, 10:06 AM
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I was wondering if it would be possible to print a DE!

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 01-10-2013, 10:09 AM
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Thanks for the links, Hans!

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 01-10-2013, 11:57 PM
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I been lusting after a 3D printer for several years now, since the first MakerBots were making an appearance. Being technically inclined just makes it more tempting Tongue

(01-10-2013, 10:06 AM)asharperrazor Wrote: I was wondering if it would be possible to print a DE!

I was wondering if the old design I linked to in this thread could be adapted for a pretty unique razor... either for a DE or a SE. Failing that, it should be possible to print a conventional three piece fairly easy - even more so if a 'real' screw and nut is used.

I wonder how the marked for printed ABS shavegoods is large enough for me to talk the Better Half into setting aside a room for a new toy... with the associated smell of hot plastic Undecided

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 01-11-2013, 01:23 PM
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I can't get the idea out of my head - so here is a proof of concept render of a one piece printed razor for DE blades - will act as a SE though, but blade can be flipped around to expose fresh edge. In addition to the extruded plastic, this requires a bolt and nut.
   
   
   

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 01-31-2013, 12:49 PM
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Rekindling an old thread, but made more sense than creating a new one on the same subject...

I'm currently trying to learn the skills to describe an object in OpenSCAD - a free 3D CAD software:
I Wrote:difference () {
union () {
intersection () {
translate([-25, -15, -10]) cube([50, 30, 10]);
translate([-25, 0, -25])
rotate ([0, 90, 0])
cylinder (h=50, r=25, $fn=100);
}
translate([-15, 0, -5]) cylinder (h=8, r=3, $fn=100);
translate([15, 0, -5]) cylinder (h=8, r=3, $fn=100);
}
cylinder (h=25, r=3, center=true, $fn=100);
translate([-22.5, -13, -11]) cube([45, 3, 10]);
translate([-22.5, 10, -11]) cube([45, 3, 10]);
}

If I can manage to describe an item - such as this simple baseplate for a DE razor - as a collection of cylinders, boxes and arches, it can in theory be made on a 3D printer or CNC machine.
   

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 01-31-2013, 02:24 PM
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(01-31-2013, 12:49 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Rekindling an old thread, but made more sense than creating a new one on the same subject...

I'm currently trying to learn the skills to describe an object in OpenSCAD - a free 3D CAD software...

Hi Hans

With OpenSCAD you build 3D models via a scripting language, not a "traditional" set of drafting/modelling tools offered via a GUI, have I got that correct?

Take care, Mike

Edit: Fixed grammar.

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 01-31-2013, 08:20 PM
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That is correct Mike - there is no GUI offered as far as I can tell. I find it to be more like programming than drawing, which may be why I am picking up on the basics fairly easy.

The nice thing is that you can hit F5 and get a near instant rendering of what you described - or more likely in my case; a highlighted line that contains an error Tongue

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 02-01-2013, 12:45 PM
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(01-31-2013, 08:20 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: That is correct Mike - there is no GUI offered as far as I can tell. I find it to be more like programming than drawing, which may be why I am picking up on the basics fairly easy.

The nice thing is that you can hit F5 and get a near instant rendering of what you described - or more likely in my case; a highlighted line that contains an error Tongue

Hi Hans

Interesting...

Sounds all too similar to my days with AutoLISP in AutoCAD Hmm

Take care, Mike

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 02-17-2013, 05:53 AM
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Rekindling an old thread again...

I am slowly - very slowly - getting to grips with the skill of using OpenSCAD to describe things. So far I've managed to come up with a 'parametric' file, where I can alter a variable or two to create different versions of the same object. And while the two extremes might be way too mild or way to harsh to shave with, the one in the middle might work reasonable well...
   
   
   

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 02-17-2013, 06:00 AM
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You know, first person to reproduce the bakelite slant could make a killing. I don't see any way to stop them either.

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 03-06-2013, 03:06 PM
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Will 3D Printing Change the World? | Off Book | PBS




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 03-06-2013, 04:13 PM
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(03-06-2013, 03:06 PM)mikeperry Wrote: Will 3D Printing Change the World? | Off Book | PBS




Why do I find that intriguing and scary at the same time? Huh

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 03-07-2013, 09:39 AM
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(03-06-2013, 04:13 PM)freddy Wrote: Why do I find that intriguing and scary at the same time? Huh

Hi Freddy

Maybe because it has the possibility of being a big! game changer in a positive way, but on the flip-side it also has the potential to open doors to some major problems eg People "designing" and building (manufacturing) stuff they have no real knowledge (education), experience in -- some design engineering can get fairly complex when stress, strain, torsion, etc forces are crucial to the safe working of a "part", "object"...

Take care, Mike

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 03-07-2013, 10:46 AM
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It's more than that, Mike. Among other things, the use of such a thing for ill rather than good, for the potential to put even more folks out of work, etc.

Does something like this hold positive promise? Absolutely. However, is there a downside? Probably. I'm on the fence about this.

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 03-07-2013, 11:57 AM
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(03-07-2013, 10:46 AM)freddy Wrote: Does something like this hold positive promise? Absolutely. However, is there a downside? Probably. I'm on the fence about this.

Hi Freddy

I agree with you for the most part... For me it's the unknown factor that causes some concern, but then again I'm somewhat of a "worrier" by nature...

Take care, Mike

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 03-21-2013, 07:24 AM
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Other people are toying with this as well, and I spotted one today that looks pretty neat and functional:
[Image: DSCF0695_zps60f670e3_display_large.jpg]
Link to description and more pictures.

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