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Hi Joris,

I'd be curious to know if the spare support material is reusable, like with the plaster powder in 3D printing.

#1 cwant (Homepage) on 2009-03-12 20:11 (Reply)

it is reusable. You can re-use the left over powder a few times but not indefinitely.

#2 joris on 2009-03-13 07:29 (Reply)
Thanks for the info about the type of printers used for the white, strong, and flexible materials. Whenever I show people my printed models they always ask what its made out of and how its made, and now I know some more information to tell them about it. It's interesting to know that the material is similar to nylon. I would not have guessed that from seeing and feeling it myself.
As for the material itself, I can vouch for it being strong and flexible. At first glance I doubted it a little myself, but after some failed attempts at breaking my model I now know better. The finished product's texture is similar to that of a sand dollar, and from my own models I can see that it is capable of some very fine details.

I'd also like to say thanks for the link to my model, the Spiral Necklace. I already feel like part of the community here after only a few weeks and hope to put some more of my designs up soon!

#3 Nicholas Shortino on 2009-03-20 04:32 (Reply)

What exactly is a sand dollar?

I'm glad you already feel so welcome here! I thought Spiral Necklace was a great model and can't wait what more you have to show us all.

#4 Joris on 2009-03-20 08:08 (Reply)

A sand dollar is a flat, round animal similar to a sea urchin or starfish, but when I was referring to its texture I was talking about the skeletons that wash up on beaches in the Eastern US (and I'm sure some other places). The skeletons are usually white when you find them and are slightly rough to the touch, similar to the white, strong, and flexible material.
If you do a google image search for 'sand dollar' you can find some good pictures of them.

#5 Nicholas Shortino on 2009-03-23 15:24 (Reply)
Thank you!

I did do a google image search of sand dollar but did not know what they felt like.
#5.1 Joris Peels on 2009-03-23 15:42 (Reply)
Hey there. I do lost wax casting, and I also 3D model a bit. I was wondering if Polyamide is something I can melt like wax, and how it melts. I imagine it releases some pretty toxic vapors? I have access to a facility with the proper ventilation but still, just wondering, because I could make some pieces that I need to be super precise, and this is an easy, accessible way.
#6 illusidate on 2009-11-13 01:05 (Reply)
Hi Joris,
I found this interesting blog by searching for a design houses in Europe that working with the FORMIGA P100 and can make us the first prototype of our design.
if you know that kind of design house, can you please contact me by email.

Thanks in advance,
#7 Meital on 2011-01-30 10:59 (Reply)

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