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Old 06-29-2013, 02:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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bitchen! 3d print shop opened by my office!

Lately I've been getting annoyed with all the "I'll just 3d print that" threads like its as easy as hitting print on your favorite porno jpgs, but this has me seriously interested!

Get Your Files 3D Printed

Basicly it would cost you a stack to print a liter of cola but at least its a start. Its also located by my work.

I 3d model stuff as a hobby and took a renewed interest personally designing and working on getting the lost wax mold for my gf/ future fiances ring done with a custom jeweler with access to a revo.

Fyi, a cad file, a 3d file and a 3d file you can print are very far apart. Making sure surfaces are joined and your 3d objects are manifold is a pita! But for those of us that know how to do it this is finally in the realm of realism.

I'm just disappointed they don't have a cnc mill yet.

So without going through the trouble of uploading anyone know how many cc's Simon's hopper is?

And if anyones looking to start out 3d modeling rhino3d is a pretty decent affordable program for modeling printable parts.

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Old 06-29-2013, 12:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you dealt with Shapeways at all? I have found them to be very easy and relatively cheap.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've used Shapeway too. Good stuff from them every time.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Anyone have some examples of stuff they've printed?

Also whats the strongest material?

Nylon
Layer height: 0.10mm
Maximum Volume: 180x190x300mm
Minimum wall thickness: 0.7mm
Color: White

Cost Per Cubic Centimeter:
$1.80/cc 3-5 Business Days
$2.70/cc 2 Day
$3.15/cc Next Day

PLA - Polylactic Acid
Layer height: 0.20mm
Maximum Volume: 220x140x145mm
Minimum wall thickness: 0.9mm
Colors: multiple

Cost Per Cubic Centimeter:
$0.90/cc 3-5 Business Days
$1.35/cc 2 Day
$1.50/cc Next Day


ABS - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
Layer height: 0.20mm
Maximum Volume: 220x140x145mm
Minimum wall thickness: 0.9mm
Colors: multiple

Cost Per Cubic Centimeter:
$1.05/cc 3-5 Business Days
$1.50/cc 2 Day
$1.80/cc Next Day

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I have hopper shells made from ABS. Those shells have taken several direct hits, no issues. It looks like those options are using SLA/SLS for the nylon and then an extrusion method for the other two. Might want to look into it to confirm. SL will be smoother.
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Lately I've been getting annoyed with all the "I'll just 3d print that" threads like its as easy as hitting print on your favorite porno jpgs, but this has me seriously interested!

Get Your Files 3D Printed

Basicly it would cost you a stack to print a liter of cola but at least its a start. Its also located by my work.

I 3d model stuff as a hobby and took a renewed interest personally designing and working on getting the lost wax mold for my gf/ future fiances ring done with a custom jeweler with access to a revo.

Fyi, a cad file, a 3d file and a 3d file you can print are very far apart. Making sure surfaces are joined and your 3d objects are manifold is a pita! But for those of us that know how to do it this is finally in the realm of realism.

I'm just disappointed they don't have a cnc mill yet.

So without going through the trouble of uploading anyone know how many cc's Simon's hopper is?

And if anyones looking to start out 3d modeling rhino3d is a pretty decent affordable program for modeling printable parts.
I was talking to a local guy that was getting into 3d printing. he is on mcb, but his username escapes me. they were printing simons hopper. i think he said 19 hours to print one side....... Thats one hell of an expensive hopper lol.
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I use shapeways for alot of stuff, mainly phone case, but a couple of paintball related products. Check out this thread to see the trigger guard that I designed and had 3D printed, on page 3, post #24.

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Very reasonably priced, I think. The Strong and Flexible material is what I get most stuff made out of, it is quite durable.

This modified feedneck for my 68 carbine is holding up really well.

turn around had generally been less than 2 weeks.
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Yeah, this Chicago shop is way too expensive

I just calculated Simon's loader and it's 170.18cc, at roughly a dollar a cc that's one hell of an expensive loader!
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Holy crap, shapeways is even more expensive

Alumide
Brittle Nylon Plastic thatís filled with Aluminum dust. Also available polished & smooth.
Starting from:
$1.99/cm3+$1.50

Strong & Flexible Plastic
Great starter material--easy design rules, feels a bit rough, but available in polished finish.
Starting from:
$1.40/cm3+$1.50

Detail Plastic
Acrylic based polymer that can print fine details. Smooth and slightly shiny.
Starting from:
$2.99/cm3+$2.50

Frosted Detail Plastic
UV-cured acrylic plastic that prints fine details and walls. Smooth and translucent.
Starting from:
$2.39/cm3+$5.00

Stainless Steel
Great for jewelry and durable pieces. The shiny surface is slightly pitted & rough.
Starting from:
$8.00/cm3+$6.00

Sterling Silver
(92.5% silver). Perfect for jewelry. Available in glossy, polished finish.
Starting from:
$20.00/cm3+$30.00

Elasto Plastic
Ultra flexible off-white plastic with a rough texture.
Starting from:
$1.75/cm3+$1.95

Full Color Sandstone
Gypsum printable with color textures on the model surface. Feels like matte clay.
Starting from:
$0.75/cm3+$3.00

Which MCB baller wants to step it up and get this sucker printed in brass!
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