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Offline matt-b

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help with 3d printing
« on: October 26, 2011, 06:25:28 PM »
call me stupid but how does 3d printing work? cause it looks good and am keen to make afew little custom things,
does it have little tools etc...
how detailed can you do produce somethink using it?

thanks, matt
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Re: help with 3d printing
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 07:43:41 PM »
You might be interested in this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing

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Re: help with 3d printing
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 10:11:25 PM »
I have enough problems getting an inkjet printer to work.
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Re: help with 3d printing
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 11:24:47 PM »
if you want to try something then do a google search for Shapeways. they will print your design (and even sell it on so you get a cut) its priced on volume of material used so N should be well priced. I know the Z guys use it a lot.

EG this in NM scale is $8.43!!!
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Re: help with 3d printing
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011, 11:30:27 PM »
i`ve asked a company to produce me some flatbed trailers using a corgi 1:50 as a guide, see how that turns out.

 matt
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Re: help with 3d printing
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2011, 02:20:45 PM »
Be careful matt. Copying from an existing product could infringe all sorts of intellectual property rights.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2011, 06:49:18 PM by poliss »

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Re: help with 3d printing
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011, 06:43:45 PM »
I tried to replylast night but the electrons from Spain obviously did not get through!

Basically I said:

Try one of the free 3D packages eg Google's Sketchup or Blender.  Sketchup is easier to pickup ut Blender is a lot more powerful (and would be my choice.
Design your 3D model.
Upload to one of the 3D printer's websites eg Shapeways.  Choose your material - my choice for N would be Fristed Ultra Detail (FUD).
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