Hi there, thinking about starting in the 3D world

Discussion in 'Newcomers Lounge' started by Billzilla, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Billzilla
    Billzilla New Member
    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. :)
  2. Nane
    Nane New Member
    Welcome to Shapeways and the forums! I am sure they can help you here. I have learned tons from the other members here.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011
  3. MuseumofSmallThings
    MuseumofSmallThings New Member
    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.

  4. Billzilla
    Billzilla New Member
    Thanks but I really need to do it here at home so I can make changes quickly.
  5. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    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.

  6. Billzilla
    Billzilla New Member
    The PP3DP machine seems to be able to do what I need.
  7. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member