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Hi there, thinking about starting in the 3D world [message #30139] Sun, 03 July 2011 11:41 UTC Go to next message
avatar Billzilla  is currently offline Billzilla
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I've got a project that I am starting and it would make R&D a lot easier and faster if I could do the 3D printing myself.
So I'll ask a few questions here and see how I go. Smile
Re: Hi there, thinking about starting in the 3D world [message #30141 is a reply to message #30139 ] Sun, 03 July 2011 12:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Nane  is currently offline Nane
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Welcome to Shapeways and the forums! I am sure they can help you here. I have learned tons from the other members here.

[Updated on: Sun, 03 July 2011 12:06 UTC]

Re: Hi there, thinking about starting in the 3D world [message #30600 is a reply to message #30141 ] Mon, 11 July 2011 07:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MuseumofSmallThings  is currently offline MuseumofSmallThings
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Welcome,
I can say with out a doubt that getting your designs printed by shapeways is the fasted and most satisfying way to do R&D. Saves me plenty of time and effort using shapeways not to mention getting things made that i would have no other way of producing.

Leigh


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Re: Hi there, thinking about starting in the 3D world [message #30602 is a reply to message #30600 ] Mon, 11 July 2011 12:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Billzilla  is currently offline Billzilla
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Thanks but I really need to do it here at home so I can make changes quickly.
Re: Hi there, thinking about starting in the 3D world [message #30608 is a reply to message #30602 ] Mon, 11 July 2011 13:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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You could go the Makerbot/RepRap/Mendel route for an 'at home' 3D printer, cheap machines but not up to the resolution of the materials Shapeways offers ( Shapeways Grey Robust is about what you could expect) - it all depends upon what sort of accuracy you need.

Re: Hi there, thinking about starting in the 3D world [message #30609 is a reply to message #30608 ] Mon, 11 July 2011 13:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Billzilla  is currently offline Billzilla
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The PP3DP machine seems to be able to do what I need.
Re: Hi there, thinking about starting in the 3D world [message #30617 is a reply to message #30609 ] Mon, 11 July 2011 15:25 UTC Go to previous message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Looks like a good little printer!
Did you see this thread - http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=5657&a mp;start=0& ?

 
   
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