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#1 Harry P.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:15 AM

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:03 AM

yup, not to mention all the medical advances because of the technology. 



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:47 AM

3D printing is happening.  It's pretty much a done deal.  3D printing in 1/24 scale?  That's a little more problematic.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:57 AM

3D printing in 1/24 scale?  That's a little more problematic.

 

Why?



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:59 AM

Surely they could've built/printed something a little less uglier... 😏😝

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:01 AM

Just looking at the photo.  I'm not too thrilled how the wheels are held on.  Looks like a pin to hold stuff together on the farm.  There are 3D printers now that spray metal.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:18 AM

Just looking at the photo.  I'm not too thrilled how the wheels are held on.  Looks like a pin to hold stuff together on the farm.  There are 3D printers now that spray metal.

thats to keep the knockoff from getting loose



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:36 AM

Cool that they are Phoenix based. Maybe now we can get some positive recognition.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:13 PM

the why is because its one thing to do something like that car where you don't care about 1/64th inch areas, and quite another to do something where you do care about the small stuff, namely 1/24 for instance scale modeling.

 

unless they are completely 3D printing an operating engine with those sort of tolerances, and I don't think they are, then it has a ways to go. I do agree its coming closer to reality every day, printing to closer tolerances I mean.

 

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:24 PM

I do agree its coming closer to reality every day, printing to closer tolerances I mean.

 

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The technology is advancing and being refined at a very quick pace. We are so close to the day when owning a desktop 3-D printer will be as common as owning a "regular" printer.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:29 PM

Just as it was in the 1980's for digital 2-D, there's a great deal of work yet to do, especially to address low-market-value, hobbyist endeavors like miniature models, which require very high resolution output and standardized, easy to manipulate file creation software. But the challenges are well known and in focus so it will come in due course.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:56 PM

The technology is advancing and being refined at a very quick pace. We are so close to the day when owning a desktop 3-D printer will be as common as owning a "regular" printer.


I still say the price of the "ink" will be a bit prohibitive for a while. I just don't know if top notch printers for models are that close. And you would not want a cheapie printer.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:53 PM

I still say the price of the "ink" will be a bit prohibitive for a while. I just don't know if top notch printers for models are that close. And you would not want a cheapie printer.

150 for a quart on the machine im buying, 150 isnt bad given that you can produce 2000$ worth of product with it.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:18 PM

well here is the other end of the hobbyist equation: where exactly do you get your source files from? do  you have a 3D scanner which is what it would seem to me to need? and then of course the endless interfaces and software possibilities.

 

or do maybe these printers come with some point and click design software?

 

so I mean, how easy is it going to be to produce a simple small block chevy finned valve cover for example?

 

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:37 PM

well here is the other end of the hobbyist equation: where exactly do you get your source files from? do  you have a 3D scanner which is what it would seem to me to need? and then of course the endless interfaces and software possibilities.

 

or do maybe these printers come with some point and click design software?

 

so I mean, how easy is it going to be to produce a simple small block chevy finned valve cover for example?

 

jb

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:42 PM

well here is the other end of the hobbyist equation: where exactly do you get your source files from? do  you have a 3D scanner which is what it would seem to me to need? and then of course the endless interfaces and software possibilities.

 

or do maybe these printers come with some point and click design software?

 

so I mean, how easy is it going to be to produce a simple small block chevy finned valve cover for example?

 

jb

 

As the technology evolves and 3-D printers become common, you can bet that companies will be jumping in and providing all sorts of files to print.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:47 PM

3D printing is happening.  It's pretty much a done deal.  3D printing in 1/24 scale?  That's a little more problematic.

Oh really?

 

This has been posted on a few other forums

 

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:48 PM

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 03:55 PM

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 04:16 PM

Impressive to say the least, but was it output on a $45,000.00 machine or a $2500.00 machine? I have out put samples from many machine producers as I thought I wanted one and went serously shopping for one. As of May of this year, NONE of the consumer based machines had the fidelity required for modeling.

 

For those that doubt my claim all I can say is go shopping and get out put samples. Will the fideiity get there? Sure, but I doubt it will be soon. Years away. The best thing is to use a serivce that can output your files on an expensive printer.

 

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