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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Matty View Post
    Hay Billzilla,

    Im E-Zs mate that is in need of them items printed. I signed up here so I can deal direct now.

    Thanks heaps for spending time printing my stuff, its hard to find someone reasonably priced that will do one off small things like this.

    have you got a price for it all?
    Yep, $27.30 plus postage.

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    Sweet how long will that take? PM me your bank details and ill get the cash in now.

    Thanks heaps

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    Two of the parts are a bit tricky to print so they come out nicely, I'll have to try one first to see how it goes.
    I'll let you know soon ...

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    Its basically just to make sure the angles and spacings are right and it all bolts down nicely, dosnt have to be too good.

    I was wondering if the threaded holes will work, its not a big deal just dont know how good 3D printers are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Matty View Post
    Its basically just to make sure the angles and spacings are right and it all bolts down nicely, dosnt have to be too good.

    I was wondering if the threaded holes will work, its not a big deal just dont know how good 3D printers are.
    It'll do threaded holes, but the corser and deeper the thread the better it works.

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    Bill made my young bloke some Creepers and I cannot believe how tough and well formed they are. I thought they would be soggy like a bit of soft plastic but they are really impressively tough. Thanks heaps Bill! Harri is colouring them in on the weekend and I'll get some pics!

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    Glad they liked them. A bit of fun for them, too.

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    Printed out the hardest part, it came up pretty good so I'm happy to go ahead with the rest of them.
    Gimme a day or two, if that's okay.
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    nice one bill

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    hell yeah super happy with that! Thanks so much!

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    I printed out what I thought would be an easy one earlier today but when I went to peel off the support material it was stuck pretty well to the main part .... didn't end up nice enough so I'll do it again but with the part oriented a different way. It'll sit much like the first part I made and that turned out okay.

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    Doeas the plastic paint well?

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    I've never tried to but I guess with the right primer it would.

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    How large can you make?

    E30 air vents specifically about 110x70x70. Like a small coke can.

    http://www.kneb.net/bmw/E30/BMW%20E3...ir/6400000.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Broadhurst View Post
    How large can you make?

    E30 air vents specifically about 110x70x70. Like a small coke can.

    http://www.kneb.net/bmw/E30/BMW%20E3...ir/6400000.htm
    Yep could make those in one piece.

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    This is the 3D printer I'm looking at ... LASER stereolithography using a liquid resin as opposed to the melted plastic extruder type printer. It's still under development and the machine and raw materials are a lot more pricy (full ready to go kit will be about $3K, and replacement resin liquid is about $150/litre), but the results do appear to be a far better than the plastic extruder 3D printers.
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    What is the layer resolution on that one?
    We just got a software update on ours that gives 0.15 mm layer thickness if you want. The reduced need for support material with your machine would make it easier to make nicer parts though for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billzilla View Post
    What is the layer resolution on that one?
    We just got a software update on ours that gives 0.15 mm layer thickness if you want. The reduced need for support material with your machine would make it easier to make nicer parts though for sure.
    From their web site:

    Form 1 can print layers as thin as 25 microns (0.001 in) with features as small as 300 microns (0.012 in) in a build volume of 125 x 125 x 165 mm (4.9 x 4.9 x 6.5 in).
    I've got 3 days to decide if I'll order a complete ready to run package for USD$2699 (+ delivery, duty, and 15% gst ... which I can immediately claim back as my business has a gst exemption number) and get the polymer for a guaranteed $129/litre. At the moment there's 51 pre-order slots left for April 2013 delivery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesB View Post
    From their web site:



    I've got 3 days to decide if I'll order a complete ready to run package for USD$2699 (+ delivery, duty, and 15% gst ... which I can immediately claim back as my business has a gst exemption number) and get the polymer for a guaranteed $129/litre. At the moment there's 51 pre-order slots left for April 2013 delivery.
    Pretty friggen good then - My 0.15 mm = 0.006".

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    There is slidey bits for direction bill, I'll have to get one to you and see if it's possible. I very much want some new ones which work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Broadhurst View Post
    There is slidey bits for direction bill, I'll have to get one to you and see if it's possible. I very much want some new ones which work well.
    What I need is a 3D software model of it, in STL format.
    I'm not good enough with Autocad/Solidworks, etc, to model one sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billzilla View Post
    Pretty friggen good then - My 0.15 mm = 0.006".
    The impression I am getting is that the LASER has a spot size of 300 microns (0.3mm), so this is the smallest size that the resin will cure in the x/y axis, but the z-axis table can move in 25 micron (0.025mm) steps.

    This video looking at functional parts made on the Form 1 is interesting.

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    Not going to be an early adopter, but cant wait to get into this in 5 years time or so, looks awesome.
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    thanks bill! got it in the car today.

    need to change the angle of mounting points a little and add the other 2 then get it made in alloy! worked out perfect getting it printed first!


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    Ah very good, now I know what it was that I made.

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    Know anyone local that could do it in alloy for me now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Matty View Post
    Know anyone local that could do it in alloy for me now?
    No sorry, but someone here will.

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    Placed a pre-pre-release order for a Form 1 3D Printer, 1 litre of resin, and a finishing kit (with a lifetime guarantee one litre of resin per month at $129/litre or less), with an expected delivery date of April 2013.

    I'm placing a lot of faith in a unit that hasn't gone into full production yet, and as a result, I've got 43 hours to back out of the sale before my credit card is charged USD$2699. The pre-order price goes up to $3299 at that time. There'll be another price rise when the unit is released onto the retail market.
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    Good luck, James.
    See you on Thingiverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billzilla View Post
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    Know anyone local that could do it in alloy for me now?
    No sorry, but someone here will.
    Do you have the option of making stuff in a "burn out" type material that could be used as the core piece for the "lost wax" casting process?
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