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Fantastic 3D colour prints [message #36563] Thu, 13 October 2011 06:11 UTC Go to next message
avatar Dotsan  is currently offline Dotsan
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Hi I saw this guys work printed by the other company
http://www.ericvanstraaten.com/prints/3dprints.html it would be great to see Shapeways achieve this level 3D colour printing.

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Re: Fantastic 3D colour prints [message #36565 is a reply to message #36563 ] Thu, 13 October 2011 07:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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VirtualV wrote on Thu, 13 October 2011 06:11

Hi I saw this guys work printed by the other company
http://www.ericvanstraaten.com/prints/3dprints.html it would be great to see Shapeways achieve this level 3D colour printing.

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I saw one of his prints on that other 3d printing company and it blew me away.. the level of details along with a precise coloring , no smudging and the smoothness (finish) of the surface...

If you recall i tested their service last February with a Tiger model, it came out exactly as i was hoping for and with a very smooth surface finish - i haven't tested yet the new shapeways full color sandstone , but i am guessing the finish is still granular-sandstone and not a smooth surface.

Also the base material they use is nothing like shapeways sandstone - it feels more like plastic then stone, may be that's how they can offer that kind of surface smoothness

They took this picture before the finishing process:
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/i-materialise-tiger.jpg


And this is how i got it

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/PICT0021-2.jpg

They do peel off a micron off the surface while polishing it


Another important thing - shapeways rule of 2 X 1.5 cm (!) clearing holes is ridicules.. and you can practically forget about aesthetics models such as the ones of this artist ericvanstraaten.com


This is how i made my tiny holes with the Tiger - i could have made only 2 not 4

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j322/dizingof/PICT0028-3.jpg


So the bottom line is this - one 3d printing service is reducing printing cost to the extreme vs. absolute quality ..

Go with your pocket.












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Re: Fantastic 3D colour prints [message #36566 is a reply to message #36563 ] Thu, 13 October 2011 07:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah! Smile Eric makes *really* cool stuff! Got a chance to meet Eric and see his work up close during the CTRL-Z expo in Haarlem.

They are quite large and very bright and fine.
I was amazed to see the quality and detail possible with FCS.

From what I understand though, it took a lot of one-on-one communication with Materialise to get these printed out correctly.
And most are a limited edition of one too Smile

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Re: Fantastic 3D colour prints [message #36610 is a reply to message #36565 ] Thu, 13 October 2011 20:58 UTC Go to previous message
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The first photo of the feline looks like current FCS, with some lines following print layers and richer blacks in general. The second has lighter blacks, probably caused by the smoothing process you mention.

New FCS at SW is a lot more scratch resistant than old one and has a light sandy texture, except where the cyano infusion pools. There it's smoother and shinnier (not shown in the photos, sorry), way better than waxy or yellowish like old one. Not glass smooth, you can notice some roughness, but not like fine sandpaper either. That shows some thick coating (multiple thin coats) can give a smoother surface, and keep blacks.

 
   
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