Joanne The TechnoGeek Is Getting A New 3D Printer

Written by  Apr 16, 2020

I am upping my game so I can make some even kinkier things

I have so many projects and ideas rushing around in my head at the moment. Anyone who follows my site and the kinky things I get up to will be well aware of my love of designing electrodes and kinky things. I am a total geek at heart LOL.

I have no formal education in anything like this. While the designs I come up with look polished, it takes me days to perfect something I have decided to model in 3D. I use Fusion360 to design my bits and bobs and the learning curve on that was like the North Face of the Eiger. Here is a link to the first thing I ever designed and it took forever - Bumble Bee Pussy Clamp Electrode.

I am self-taught, which is nothing new there. When I was introduced to the beautiful world of e-stim play, I pretty much fumbled my way around. I taught myself how to give myself hands-free orgasms reliably. That is one of the reasons why I write so many e-stim articles and advice guides. They hopefully help others coming into the scene to find it easier to reach their first HFO.

But I digress. I have been using a trusty Creality Ender 3 for making my designs come to life. As you can see from the products available in my shop, I have enjoyed designing lots of kinky things.

One thing I don't like about the Ender 3 is it limits the way I can make things, and to an extent, it also limits the finish. Don't get me wrong it produces amazing 3D prints, but I want to go bigger and better.

The way an FDM printer works has drawbacks for specific shapes and complexities of objects.

The Elgoo Mars is a resin printerI'm now branching into BDSM equipment design, in particular, gas mask fittings and also e-stim electrodes that tie in with gas masks nicely.

For these products, I want to up my game, and so I have decided to invest in my first ever resin printer.

I have opted for an Elgoo Mars, which gets good reviews and should allow me to create even more beautiful products to spice up my sex life and that of my readers.

It means learning a whole new manufacturing process, and that is a challenge that I am going to love.

It also means what my products will look and perform even better in the future.

I have some secret projects that I am working on that I will share when I have finished the designs.

I hope that I have made the right decision, it has cost me a small fortune.

Still, hopefully, I will be able to break even by selling some gas mask accessories to keep my bank manager off my back.

This is an image of my recently designed pussy clamp bipolar sniffer box electrode (wow that's a mouthful). Once I have designed something I then need to slice that model ready for 3D printing but before that happens I need to decide where printing supports go to support the model as it is printed.

This is an example of how many supports are needed to print out a complicated 3D model. Once printed they then need removing from the model and it then needs tidying up - lots of work.

Fingers crossed it will work when it gets here.

This is an example of a model with supports ready for slicing
This is an example of a model with supports ready for slicing

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5 comments

  • Steven
    Comment Link Steven Friday, 17 April 2020 03:29

    I love the fact that you are so open about what you do. Good luck with the new printer.

  • elims
    Comment Link elims Saturday, 18 April 2020 19:54

    Hi,

    I like your work on e-stim electrodes. You really do a great job with your 3D-printed electrodes. Seeing your post on twitter sparked my interest in resin printers as well (I own a regular FDM printer). I do see a lot of benefits when it comes to porosity and surface smoothness. But on a short search I could only find one body safe resin which was obscene expensive. How do you plan on handle your creations that come into contact with mucous membranes? FDM has with PLA and PETG wide spread body safe materials.

    Cheers,
    elims

  • Joanne Summers
    Comment Link Joanne Summers Saturday, 18 April 2020 20:03

    @Steven - Thanks, I love doing what I do.

    @elims - Hi, thank you for the kind comments about my electrode designs. You are absolutely spot on, while the cured resin is safe to handle it is definitely not safe for insertion or placing against any mucous membranes unless you are using the insanely expensive stuff. That is a huge safety consideration. I will be using this printer for rapid prototyping and for making things for other areas of the body as well as BDSM equipment like gasmask modifications. I use a company in London occasionally to print in Nylon and I have a couple of designs that would be benefitted with being made from Nylon but that is a very expensive process. I will continue to use my FDM printers for my regular electrodes and products.

  • Lawman
    Comment Link Lawman Saturday, 18 April 2020 20:36

    Congrats!!! Cant wait to see what wonderful kinky devious mind of your comes up with!!!

  • Joanne Summers
    Comment Link Joanne Summers Saturday, 18 April 2020 20:48

    Thanks Lawman, it's always great to have your support. My mind is full of so many ideas that I want to envisage and it is with the support of everyone who follows my blog that I am able to do so. x

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