4255Re: Two pier halves in search of a printer
- Sep 15, 2012What media did you have Shapeways print your model in? It can make quite a difference.
Could you please post an image of what they sent you and include a coin in the picture?
I have an idea or two about this project.
Mike Bauers, on his phone
--- In ModelersCad@yahoogroups.com, "teu6500" <oldmancat@...> wrote:
> The prospect of making cool model railroad object using 3D CAD and 3D printing was too much to resist. I loaded a couple of photos of the first decent 3D project I've completed.
> The first photo shows a pier that supports an Pennsylvania Railroad (Norfolk Southern) viaduct in northern Maryland. The second photo is my 3D model. The idea is that the two halves will fit around a strip wood that actually supports the track. I'm working on drawings for the spans, too, but that's a story for another time.
> Now I need a printer. Shapeways canceled my order - the walls were too thin, they said. I made them 0.1" thick to save on material- that's roughly the thickness of an HO car shell.
> I can't say I was all that broken up when I was rejected by Shapeways - the first samples I got from them were sadly lacking in detail. That leaves me looking for another printer who can do them at an affordable price.
> Anybody have a suggestion?
> Bob Edmonson
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