Iron Man 3D Printing Files

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by floppydannyboi, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. floppydannyboi

    floppydannyboi New Member

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    Hi All,

    i am thinking about purchasing a 3D printer to further my iron man builds, the printer i am looking at has a printable area of 200mm x 200mm x 200mm which is described as very large, i have found a few files on here which i would love to start printing when i get one but dont know if the size of the printer would accommodate the files, having a look at the threads they don't specify what size printer you will need to print them, i am sorry if i have missed this completely in these threads but any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

  2. RiotJavelinDX

    RiotJavelinDX Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Many people have many different printers. They simply cut the files into pieces small enough for them to print.
  3. datachomper

    datachomper Member

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    Here's the skinny. I used a 200mm^3 3d printer extensively in my War Machine build. I even uploaded a few of the *.stls to a thread here. Your large body sections are still better off being crafted via foam or pepakura due to time and weight, but for everything else, a printer is clutch. Feel free to message me or reply here if you have any specific questions.

    Just a side note, to print an iron man helmet you would need about 12" cubed or larger. Some printers are starting to get to that size. *edit (12" cubed to print the helmet in one go. I met a girl from lulzbot last year who printed a bunch of master chief helmets in smaller pieces and glued them all together, so it can be done that way as well, just time consuming)

    Also checkout xrobots youtube videos.
  4. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    200x200x200mm is 8x8x8"... It's a good size, but by no means "very large"

    And as has been said already, you can cut the models into smaller pieces to accommodate your printer
  5. floppydannyboi

    floppydannyboi New Member

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    thanks guys much appreciated! i think i have decided on which printer now and just have up my skills on the programs to be able to cut the files into manageable sections and look t keep part of my foam build but use the printer for detailing for a much better effect.

    thank again!!

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