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#1 raildogg

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:11 AM

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Just got my new big rig cleaners from Shapeways. I designed them in Solidworks coverted to an stl. file uploaded and chose my material, polished aluminide, and viola I can finish my KW900 wrecker. Enjoy



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:54 AM

does alumilide have a "weight to it"?



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:57 AM

Looks great! Just curious, but why did you choose this Alumide material over the Frosted Ultra Detail or Strong & Flexible material that's used to print most scale model parts?

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

Looks great! Just curious, but why did you choose this Alumide material over the Frosted Ultra Detail or Strong & Flexible material that's used to print most scale model parts?

im sure that in FUD would be around 40$



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:56 AM

I chose that material hoping to polish it up , but no biggy, plan to try out Alcad(sp) anyways. Yeas there is some weight to it but no so much as it will over power gluing. I had two printed, a LH and RH units, at about $32.00 for both, pricey ,yes, but next time I'll go with FUD. Live and learn!


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:20 AM

hollow it out if youre going FUD you can go up to 1mm wall thickness the thinner the cheaper



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:25 AM

Alumide does not have enough aluminum to polish (obviously), it does raise the heat capability quite a bit