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 Posted: Wed Oct 3rd, 2012 11:25 am
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I can make a pattern and get my mate to cast them in resin.

I no longer have a family to feed, which is why I can make patterns for people for a very good price.
But I was in your position for years and raised a family of 5 and paid a mortgage, etc. on conventional model-making.

I have 'Turbo CAD' courtesy of an old friend.
But can't get a line on the screen and I hate staring at a screen, it makes my eyes sting.
But would give it a go if I could find instruction.

My comments were based on the fact that you seemed to be having problems with it.

It is obviously the future for those who can master the software.
But it ain't my idea of model-making, it's just rapid prototyping.
No pride, no fulfillment for me.
I would do it only to meet a client's spec. if I could get it to work.
The end technology is fascinating though.

But as part of a hobby, I find it like bolting a bigger outboard on a dingy ... "So what ?"

Martin




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H Daniel :wave:



Very inspiring 3D prints !

You've been busy. :thumb:


Interesting discussion on the subject as well. :brill:



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I have been thinking about 3D printing and have come across this printer

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Monoprice-MP-i3-3D-Printer-Fully-Assembled-MicroSD-Sample-PLA-Ebay-Exclusive-/372243455532


I have also found "Tinkercad"

https://www.tinkercad.com/


Caveat I do not have a huge budget and only want to mostly make small pieces.

Any comments/opinions good or bad welcome.


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 Posted: Fri May 4th, 2018 10:09 pm
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Layer thickness is specified from 0.1 to 0.4mm - you bet it'll be towards the higher number in most cases.

This will render a rather corrugated surface.




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Sorry, Si: I see your message just now. Sorry for the delay! :us:
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