New toy on its way....

juno

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I'm getting the smaller of the two (MDX-15). Oh, and I ain't makin' no Vaders. He's so scary :p
http://rolanddga.com/products/3D/combo/mdx15/default.asp

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Fast forward. It arrived.

Made my first machined "thing" (other than engraving some text in MDF) -- the 3D model of Serenity by Sean Kennedy. This is only a one-sided piece as I didn't have enough machinable wax to do both:
 

JHVanOphem

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But... but.. there is a Vader right on the sales page. So I guess you have to make one... its your destiny.

OK, seriously.. how about greeblies? Everybody likes greeblies.
 

Force Commander

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I bought one of these last year. It is a great toy. It has been a year of really getting the time to learn it, and while there is still more to learn, I love it.
 

falken108

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We have a roland at work.
Not sure of the model number though.
I know it cost 11 thousand.
We also have an eden sla machine.
If only I had some cool models to "print" off.
Scott
 

Force Commander

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(TFrosst @ May 11 2006, 11:27 AM) [snapback]1242571[/snapback]</div>
What kinds of materials cna be used in this machine?
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Brass is the hardest substance. The issue become having the correct endmills to do the job on the harder substances. I waited years before I was actually able to get one. I am not disappointed. While it has its limitations, it is just a matter of working around them. My first completed project (something to cut my teeth on) was this ROM Spaceknight.

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propsculptor

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Any of you guys with these machines should offer your "Services",
I'm sure that RPF Members would make it worth your while.

I REALLY wish I had one of those "Toys"... :D
 

Stormy320

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I have an idea of what this is and does. However, could someone give me a brief overview on what it does and how does it do it.
 

b26354

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Stormy320 @ May 12 2006, 05:28 PM) [snapback]1242973[/snapback]</div>
I have an idea of what this is and does. However, could someone give me a brief overview on what it does and how does it do it.
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A real simple explanation would be: it's a computer controlled dremel. Stick a block of plastic/resin/machinable wax in it and it'll move the cutting tool around in 3 dimensions removing material until you're left with a model of the part . It's called SRP (subtractive rapid prototyping) as opposed to 3D printers which build up the model a layer at a time.

To build up really complex models you have to start thinking like a model kit designer though. I use mine to build mould masters out of resin (complete with pour spouts, airways and keys) so that I just need to pour silicone over the 2 halves of the master which then fit together ready for resin to be poured e.g: Machined master on the left, silicone mould on the right, cast part at bottom.

 

juno

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Made my first "thing" machined -- the 3D model of Serenity by Sean Kennedy. This is only a one-sided piece as I didn't have enough machinable wax to do both:
 
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