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Resin! I know you all want it! [message #40590] Wed, 21 December 2011 20:00 UTC Go to next message
avatar Silverbeam  is currently offline Silverbeam
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Resin would make a great addition to the different lines of plastic available. It is durable, smooth and offers a high amount of detail than many other 3d printed materials. It is a material used in a large variety of toys and figurines outside of 3d printing and would be a material our customers would be able to associate with.

Vote here: http://feedback.shapeways.com/forums/111989-shapeways-feedba ck/suggestions/2467340-new-material-resin

why or why not would you like resin as a printing material?


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Re: Resin! I know you all want it! [message #40596 is a reply to message #40590 ] Wed, 21 December 2011 21:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There are many resins, so which one? One that cracks if not fiber glass reinforced? Foam type resins? Solid? Those three are pretty common in wargames (polyester, polyurethane foam and solid).

Resin is a too wide term (and so is wax, the other long standing missing material), and unrelated to smoothness. When asking for a material, the best is to ask for what it has to do, not what it is. Specially since part of the equation is the machine, not only the material.
Re: Resin! I know you all want it! [message #40597 is a reply to message #40596 ] Wed, 21 December 2011 21:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Silverbeam  is currently offline Silverbeam
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true, very true.

I was thinking along the lines of polyjet resin. As seen by these and a few other printing sites: http://www.redeyeondemand.com/PJ_VeroWhite.aspx

I would love to be able to have something strong and smooth for my dolls, to reflect their counterparts which are casted by molds from clay sculptures.

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Re: Resin! I know you all want it! [message #40600 is a reply to message #40597 ] Wed, 21 December 2011 21:54 UTC Go to previous message
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SW has something with verowhite QED the problem is not just a material, but also what is done with it. SW seems to print in speed mode and offer no postprocessing (some materials can be treated to improve strenght and temperature limits).

 
   
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