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Thinking out of the box: a HOT but COOL new 3D modeling tool


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#1 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

I just spotted this in Kickstarter. I think it's got huge potential, and could be useful in a lot of modeling scenarios...

 

http://www.kickstart...urce=newsletter


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 22 February 2013 - 01:32 PM.


#2 cobraman

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

Kind of cool but off hand I can't think what I could/would do with it.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

Bill, that's a great find.  I think this is going to revolutionize how we do interiors, headliners, fill in seams and gaps on chopped models.

 

This definitely has great potential.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:05 PM

What the good Doctor said....

 

For one thing, the hot plastic that's extruded from the tip is hot enough to fuse with styrene. I've tried hot-glue guns for mocking up heavy cut-and-paste custom work, and the hot glue melts into the plastic. Conventional hot-glue has a surface that won't take any conventional adhesives, fillers or paints. It is only good for fixturing and has to be removed.

 

BUT, this new glue pen uses ABS, which WILL allow conventional fillers, epoxies and paints to be used. Instead of a mockup-method that has to be removed like normal hot-glue, this thing can make permanant, literally 'welded' joins (or so I'm thinking at this point).

 

The extruded ABS is also probably hot enough to squeeze into small molds for replicating parts. Mini-injection-molding.

 

Think out-of-the-box.....

 

 

Looks like just plain fun, too.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 22 February 2013 - 02:09 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

That is soo cool. lt using plastic it could be used in modeling. thanks for posting..



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:10 PM

Oh, and wait, how about using it to wire engines.  How cool would that be?  Run fuel lines.

 

I wonder if you can change the color of the plastic that comes in the pen.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

It looks like it can be used with about any color. With different sized tip-orifices, it could be used to make any size extruded ABS rod or wire, for what the Doc just suggested.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

Bill, you always come up with the coolest stuff.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

I would buy one, that is a great find. Now I would be able to do all the custom work that I have wanted to.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

The first iteration of this is going to be fantastic.....  enough said...  but it will be iterations 2 and beyond that will take it to the next level and make it really useful.... and widely available and inexpensive too.....   NEAT stuff.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:26 AM

Check back when it's finally in actual production.  So far it's just an idea, a prototype, a video, and a ponzi promotion.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:51 AM

This could be a neat tool for us . In a year we will find out.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

Of course, it's well worth mentioning that ABS doesn't bond at all well to styrene, as anyone whose ever tried gluing the original Plastruct material to an ordinary model kit can attest.

 

That said, it likely will have some model car building applications downroad.

 

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

How to glue styrene to abs:  http://www.therpf.co...together-63326/



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:52 AM

Why would you want to glue styrene to your stomach?



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:55 AM

Why would you want to glue styrene to your stomach?

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:01 AM

Good one, Mike!



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:12 AM

It's cool.....in a craft project way........my laser cutting table still has more potential than this pen for model builders IMHO........

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:36 AM

I'd like to see how well it works with models before I would buy one.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:09 AM

It's cool.....in a craft project way........my laser cutting table still has more potential than this pen for model builders IMHO........

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A laser cutting table? :wacko:  Perhaps you could elaborate on that for the uninformed masses .. what can you do with it? How expensive is such a device? I, for one, would really like to know all about it.. maybe some photos of the machine and what you have created with it? Please???? :)  pretty please???? :)  :)  :)