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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Multiplicator !
Re: Multiplicator ! [message #97577 is a reply to message #97324 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 06:56 UTC
avatar moveslikenature is currently online moveslikenature
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This is very cool!

Kimberly
 Topic: First 3D print
Re: First 3D print [message #97578 is a reply to message #97418 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 07:01 UTC
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I think it turned out great! It does have a very Zen garden feel to it. I'm waiting on some polished steel prints at the moment, and I'm also a little surprised by the lack of shininess of your print compared to how the materials are presented on the shapeways materials page. Hmmm...maybe someone from shapeways can chime in on why there is such a big difference?

Kimberly
 Topic: Color Plastic Rings
Re: Color Plastic Rings [message #97581 is a reply to message #97085 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 07:11 UTC
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Gorgeous...the best FCPs I've seen so far! You must have used some highly saturated colors?

Kimberly
Re: Color Plastic Rings [message #97585 is a reply to message #97581 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 07:47 UTC
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Thanks Kimberly,

I didn't do anything unusual with the colors, just applied them in the normal way as I would for sandstone. Here is a link to the shapeways renders so that you can compare and contrast: - http://shpws.me/vMgi

Joe


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 Topic: "La Madrileña" - N scale steam locomotive
Re: "La Madrileña" - N scale steam locomotive [message #97580 is a reply to message #97440 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 07:07 UTC
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I'm not even a train fan, but the detail on this piece is extraordinary. Absolutely lovely!

As for PIA, I've never done it...I always take shapeways' advice on where the thin spots are and fix them (myself, in Blender, not with the shapeways software).
Re: "La Madrileña" - N scale steam locomotive [message #97583 is a reply to message #97440 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 07:26 UTC
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Glad to learn that the parcel finally found a way home. Can you post a picture of the breakage on the tender (and/or email it to service just so they know something slipped through QA ?). Hard to tell if it was something not obvious to someone not familiar with early steam designs, or something that might have broken during packaging.
Of three PIA models (in FCS) in my latest order, only two show a success rate, the third only has the check mark for the manual inspection. Perhaps this information is still not always communicated back from production - either a training issue or a fundamental problem with orders fulfilled by production partners. Still the advantage remains that you can get them to print marginal designs (for unique gifts or similar things that one does not plan to sell), which can be fixed with a bit of glue if necessary.
Re: "La Madrileña" - N scale steam locomotive [message #97591 is a reply to message #97583 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 09:33 UTC
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I don't mind the wheel has broken. I think that cleaning the model involves manual work, and even if I have broken the left railing while fitting the chassis to the body in my beloved locomotive, everybody can happen the same while manipulating this kind of fragile objects.

The wheel was in a bag with the other tiny parts accompanying the locomotive so I've glued back to the tender and it's perfect.

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The question is the common lack of information and clarity around printing process.

If this part has broken, should I reinforce it, or it have been just an accident and it can be printed with this size?

This is the kind of information I'd like to know.

So, have I to print the same model again to check if it happens the same again?

But I think that this is not such an important matter to cancel printability of a model, thus, is there any other reason because the model doesn't appear as succesfully printed and printable?

There was a time when I had to ask by email to print a model 'under my own responsability', and ask by email to get an answer about printing issues (that have never been answered with useful information I must say).

And now, we've got PIA and I have to ask for information by email too.

So, what's the difference then?

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