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JasonFri Dec-14-12 06:13 AM
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#48311, "RE: 3D Printing"
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Fri Dec-14-12 06:54 AMby Jason

  

          

Fully agree.

I work mostly with 3D Studio Max, which is actually a polygon editor for visualisation purposes and nothing to do with CAD, and I have had things "printed" from this using a local bureau. Shapeways also will do it, much more cheaply. If you do your modelling right it is possible. I've heard people having stuff printed out from Blender and even Google SketchUp, which is free. The key is to model in appropriate way.

It is not necessary to use Solidworks, AutoCAD or NURBS based editors like Rhino3D, to model parts accurate enough to be "printed" out and used in physical models. Those programs are designed to a level of accuracy required in engineering, not model building.

I think there is a great future in 3D printing, as it gets more and more popularised.

The downside is that it's yet another example of computers taking over from human skill, and I can understand there being resistance to that. I mean, right now, if I wanted to build a waterline 1/1200 model of ANY SHIP, I could do it in a day on the PC, then send it the files to Shapeways to get a few parts printed out. I'd then paint and assemble the parts and the result would be better than any commercial kit you can get.

/Jason

  

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3D Printing [View all] , monkey95, Tue Dec-11-12 04:34 PM
  RE: 3D Printing, endare, Dec 11th 2012, #1
RE: 3D Printing, monkey95, Dec 12th 2012, #2
      RE: 3D Printing, Roy Mengot, Dec 12th 2012, #3
           RE: 3D Printing, William W. Young, Dec 12th 2012, #4
           RE: 3D Printing, ChrisCMR, Dec 12th 2012, #5
                RE: 3D Printing, endare, Dec 13th 2012, #6
                     RE: 3D Printing, monkey95, Dec 13th 2012, #7
                          RE: 3D Printing, bpread, Dec 13th 2012, #8
                               RE: 3D Printing, Scott Andrews, Dec 13th 2012, #9
                               RE: 3D Printing, endare, Dec 14th 2012, #12
                                    RE: 3D Printing, Jason, Dec 14th 2012 #13
                                    RE: 3D Printing, monkey95, Dec 14th 2012, #14
                                         RE: 3D Printing, Jason, Dec 14th 2012, #15
                                    RE: 3D Printing, Scott Andrews, Dec 18th 2012, #16
                                         RE: 3D Printing, endare, Dec 19th 2012, #17
                                              Very nice! (nm), Scott Andrews, Dec 20th 2012, #18
                                              RE: 3D Printing, monkey95, Dec 21st 2012, #19
                                              RE: 3D Printing, ChrisCMR, Dec 21st 2012, #20
                                              RE: 3D Printing, ChrisCMR, Dec 22nd 2012, #21
                                              RE: 3D Printing, endare, Dec 22nd 2012, #22
                                              RE: 3D Printing, ChrisCMR, Jan 29th 2013, #24
                               RE: 3D Printing, Roy Mengot, Dec 13th 2012, #10
                                    RE: 3D Printing, monkey95, Dec 13th 2012, #11
                                         RE: 3D Printing, mjs28c, Jan 02nd 2013, #23
                                              RE: 3D Printing, Jason, Jan 31st 2013, #25
                                                   3D Printing 1/100 Lifeboat, endare, May 20th 2015, #26
                                                        RE: 3D Printing 1/100 Lifeboat, titanicinfoseeker, May 20th 2015, #27
                                                             RE: 3D Printing, tmgarmon, Jun 02nd 2015, #28
                                                                  RE: 3D Printing, William W. Young, Jun 25th 2016, #30
                                                                       3D Printed Propellers, endare, Jun 28th 2016, #31
                                                                            RE: 3D Printed Propellers, William W. Young, Jun 28th 2016, #32
                                                                                 RE: 3D Printed Propellers, Josemar, Jun 29th 2016, #33
                                                                                      RE: 3D Printed Propellers, endare, Jun 29th 2016, #34
                                                                                           RE: 3D Printed Propellers, William W. Young, Jul 01st 2016, #35
                                                                                           RE: 3D Printed Propellers, Nightstriker, Mar 08th 2017, #36
                                                                                           RE: 3D Printed Propellers, endare, Mar 09th 2017, #37
                                                                                           RE: 3D Printed Propellers, Zenoms, Mar 09th 2017, #38
                                                                                           RE: 3D Printed Propellers, endare, Mar 10th 2017, #39
                                                                                           RE: 3D Printed Propellers, Zenoms, Mar 10th 2017, #41
                                                                                           RE: 3D Printed Propellers, Nightstriker, Mar 10th 2017, #40
RE: 3D Printing, Plutralias, Jun 23rd 2016, #29

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