3D Printing

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Draven, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. Draven

    Draven Well-Known Member

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    Just a couple of quick questions I need to ask about the 3D Printing process...

    1, How smooth is the printed finish? For example if I sent a CAD file of a tube, would it be smooth like a tube, or stepped?

    2, Can you sand the printed prototype?

    3, How hard are the printed prototypes? Could they sustain a trip in the post even if well packed?

    4, If it did break, can it be worked with glue and filler?

    If you know the answers to the above, please post, or if you have access to a machine, please PM me.

    Thanks.

    Merry Christmas. :cheers

    Draven
     
  2. darienvader

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  5. Draven

    Draven Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Those are exactly the types of links I was looking for.

    That ebay "auction" is actually the one that cased me to post here as I was sure that I could get a fellow member to offer a cheaper rate?

    Thanks again.

    Draven
     
  6. UKscout

    UKscout Well-Known Member

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    hi draven,

    below is my snout detail prototype i did using cad and got tyler to print off.

    [/QUOTE]1, How smooth is the printed finish? For example if I sent a CAD file of a tube, would it be smooth like a tube, or stepped?
     
  7. Pinky

    Pinky New Member

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    Hi Draven, here are some quick answers that I've discovered on my RP journy.

     
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  9. Draven

    Draven Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the extra info guys.

    Sorry for the late "thanks", but I didn't subscribe to my own thread and didn't think anyone else would post.

    Cheers.

    Draven
     

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