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endareSat Dec-22-12 02:46 PM
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#48351, "RE: 3D Printing"
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Hi,

The slightly furry surface texture is a result of the printing process. As I have not really been focused on this project for a couple of months, I haven’t taken the time to sand the parts in any way.
There are some plating textures there; obviously these were intentional.
The plastic is comparable to styrene at this scale, ie if the part had been injection molded it would have similar strength/bend properties. The plastic from shapeways is a little harder though, and does have a slight Teflon quality in that it can be tough to sand.
As for glue and paint, I find that enamel paints or sprays are fine, in this case I have used Design Master Flat White spray. I use Zap-a-Gap for gluing without any trouble. It is advisable to first wash the parts in warm water though, as the printing process leaves some traces of wax, which will not take paint at all.

As I have mentioned elsewhere, the first print of these davits failed. After that I beefed up some dimensions, for instance a piece of 4.5” angle bar might become 6” square section (when modeling the full-sized piece) The area that failed was the trussing framework that connects the base of the davit with the head.

Regards,
Nick

  

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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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