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Author Topic: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH  (Read 2066 times)

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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #60 on: January 31, 2019, 01:00:30 PM »
To quote my email "It would probably have been easier to highlight the items which were less than 20%!!"

They asked shop owners to highlight anything greater than 20%. In my case I noted that anything that was coloured WSF had a massive increase in cost, so I stopped offering it as an alternative. That left me with nothing more than 200% increase.

I am in a difficult position at the moment, as I tied using resin 3D printing and proved to have a massive allergic reaction to the resins. Don't mention gloves etc, because i was................

Health and finances also play a major part in what I am able to do, so I am trying to work out my best alternatives.

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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #61 on: January 31, 2019, 01:17:25 PM »
It seems to suggest it's only FUD that's a problem, so presumably coloured-SF was meant to triple in price... seems at odds with suggesting the increases in FUD were out of anticipated boundaries.

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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #62 on: January 31, 2019, 07:03:22 PM »
Ok, I did a bit of digging about the best soon to be available resin SLA printers and I believe this will be a good buy.  they are currently taking pre-orders and I trust them as my first SLA printer came from them and was bought the same way (but through a Kickstarter).

https://www.phrozen3dp.com/products/phrozen-shuffle-xl

the important thing is the optics and mechanical stability which allows it to print a footprint of up to 190mm by 120mm, almost A5 and big enough to print a Class 66 or Mk3 flat and square to the build space, i.e. no need to tilt or slant.  the price tag is c1,000 with resin at 0.5kg at ~25.  However they do not restrict you to their resin and encourage other resin manufacturers to certify to their spec.

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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #63 on: January 31, 2019, 08:09:46 PM »
@Snowwolflair  i have invested in an anycubic photon, the bed isnt massive but its results are excellent!
Need a chqmber though if in the house/train room as the fumes are strong!

« Last Edit: January 31, 2019, 08:19:24 PM by Only Me »



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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #64 on: January 31, 2019, 08:16:01 PM »
@Snowwolflair  i have invested in an anycubic photon, the bed isnt massive but its results are excellent!

Yes I have some prints from a Shapeways shop owner who also provides his models from his own anycubic photon arriving tomorrow and I will be interested in how they turn out.

the  anycubic photon is state of the art today.  The progress this year will be in build plate size which is not as easy as just scaling up as the angular stresses increase distorting the print.

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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #65 on: January 31, 2019, 10:55:08 PM »
I have just placed my last order with Shapeways, although it is model boat related and not train.

Our little company has been using Shapeways for the past three years to produce all the 3D printed parts and fittings for our model boat kits and we have spent close on 10k with them in that time.  No longer though.  We took the decision in the autumn to invest in our own 3D printing set up to service our kit production, our parts and fittings production and to offer a bureau service printing 3D items for third parties.

For our purposes FUD was too brittle and fragile so all our parts are designed for nylon plastic.  This dictated an SLS machine so we have plumped for the Sinterit Lisa to get us going, with a 300 PLA machine for prototype part testing.  The cost of our setup?  Just over 10k - but we cannot keep lining Shapeways pockets anymore........it is eating into our margins!!!

Will post more when it arrives in a couple of weeks  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #66 on: January 31, 2019, 10:58:50 PM »


Thats from my new resin printer a Tooe wagon... if interested in a few drop me a pm


Btw photo above was the first print... so some fettling to do



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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #67 on: January 31, 2019, 11:02:28 PM »
Would that be just the upper body you printed or the chassis too?

Not looking for one myself, just interested.  Looks like a decent print for a first time out of the tank.

Carl

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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #68 on: January 31, 2019, 11:03:45 PM »
Would that be just the upper body you printed or the chassis too?

Not looking for one myself, just interested.  Looks like a decent print for a first time out of the tank.

Carl

Just the green body fella



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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #69 on: January 31, 2019, 11:06:01 PM »
Looks good, what chassis are you using?

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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #70 on: January 31, 2019, 11:06:47 PM »
Looks good, what chassis are you using?

Dapol 21t its freely available from hattons for four quid
« Last Edit: January 31, 2019, 11:32:11 PM by Only Me »



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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #71 on: January 31, 2019, 11:12:56 PM »
Wowsers!

That's some next level stuff there bloke.

Mightily impressive. Out of curiosity, what do you reckon the cost of that print is, excluding the cost of the printer obviously?

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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #72 on: January 31, 2019, 11:17:14 PM »
Wowsers!

That's some next level stuff there bloke.

Mightily impressive. Out of curiosity, what do you reckon the cost of that print is, excluding the cost of the printer obviously?

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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #73 on: January 31, 2019, 11:21:36 PM »
Can you let me have a Shapeways link for the chassis.

Thanks

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Re: SHAPEWAYS PRICE HIKE ON THE 30TH
« Reply #74 on: January 31, 2019, 11:30:58 PM »
Can you let me have a Shapeways link for the chassis.

Thanks

Its not a shapeways chassis its a dapol 21t 4 from hattons



 

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