|Can Up! Mini print unsupported items? [message #59721] Sun, 06 January 2013 17:36 UTC
I'm looking into buying the Up! Mini for model and props making.. I was wondering though of the capabilities of the printer and would like to receive some feedback from those who know..
Let's say I want to print some masks.. A full enclosed mask and just a front mask. Since a mask is bigger than 12cm ill print it in parts and glue them..
But I'm wondering if the printer can actually print the mask as there is a gap where your face comes in and it cannot be supported by plastic because it needs to be empty..
I have seen a YouTube video by a prop maker that had his Iron Man suit parts printed by ShapeWays and they did the part with quite a bit of "free of plastic" places that weren't supported by anything so it looks like its possible but I don't know of any printer can do it.. Hope I'm explaining myself right here
Found the item ShapeWays printed for better clarification
If you get what I'm asking and can answer my question, much appreciated
[Updated on: Sun, 06 January 2013 19:11 UTC]
|Re: Can Up! Mini print unsupported items? [message #59769 is a reply to message #59721 ] Mon, 07 January 2013 15:36 UTC
The Up (mini) usually generates removable supports |
But I such questions are better suited for the up/pp3dp forum, it is here:
And contains a lot of user experience with the Up.
Much more so than here, as only an handful here has a printer at home.
[Updated on: Mon, 07 January 2013 15:36 UTC]
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