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Old 03-20-2012, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone seriously evaluated the cost comparison with 3D printing parts? I watched a piece in 3D printing and the materials seam to be able to be mixed to be quite strong. This may prove useful for the "non-performing" parts at least. Maybe even for gears with the right mixture. I saw that the tolerance is 0.004" (0.1 mm) and the machine will "print" in color. Kind of cool.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have recently purchased this printer but it has not shipped yet.

http://www.makible.com/projects/7-ma...top-3d-printer

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And No, I will not be printing anything that is spinning at 2800 rpm.
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I have a home made reprap one. Cost of printing ca. 0,2$ per gram.
Just printed out 450 vertical stabiliser:
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The first one with 1,2mm thickness is too week. For best result I have to print it out with 2,5mm. Weight printed part 6g.
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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its not just about cost as much as its about customization

unless you get a 300-500.00 printer its hard to justify it if all your going to do is make a few heli parts

There is a real feeling of satisfaction when the part comes off the printer though
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i have one wanaho duplicator x2 and i love this mashine is
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