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Biggest printable piece? [message #63202] Mon, 04 March 2013 19:45 UTC Go to next message
avatar 19JW89  is currently offline 19JW89
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Hi guys!

I'm thinking of making a couch and assuming that you really can't print the whole thing (haven't read a whole lot about it to be honest).
So let's play with the thought of getting the biggest possible solid part out of the 3D printer - How big could you get it (length, width, depth)?

/J.
Re: Biggest printable piece? [message #63203 is a reply to message #63202 ] Mon, 04 March 2013 19:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The largest bounding box is 650x350x550mm. So it would take several pieces to print a couch, and would be very very expensive.


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Re: Biggest printable piece? [message #63204 is a reply to message #63203 ] Mon, 04 March 2013 19:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the quick reply! That's what I thought initially...
Re: Biggest printable piece? [message #63206 is a reply to message #63202 ] Mon, 04 March 2013 20:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The max volume for WSF (Nylon) is 650x350x550mm.. the biggest size for Steel is 1000x450x250mm. Steel might be a bit hard to sit on.

As for WSF, if you made it a solid bock at the maximum boundary, it'd cost you $175,000 (not counting the 20% density discount) and for a standard (single person) seat, you'd likely have to have two of them.

If you made the same block with completely hollow with 3mm walls, it'd still be rouglhly $6,500 per block.

Of course, I'm sure that Shapeways would love to have the business. <grin>


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Re: Biggest printable piece? [message #63213 is a reply to message #63206 ] Mon, 04 March 2013 21:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Haha, sweet mother of god! I guess that I'll try to carve it out of wood instead! Laughing
Re: Biggest printable piece? [message #63548 is a reply to message #63213 ] Fri, 08 March 2013 10:03 UTC Go to previous message
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19JW89 wrote on Mon, 04 March 2013 21:16

Haha, sweet mother of god! I guess that I'll try to carve it out of wood instead! Laughing



If u decided not to carve it out of wood can u write about how did u printed it ? Twisted Evil It is really interesting and I think it would be a top of speech for a while in a public if u try to do that .

 
   
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