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Old 02-03-2013, 08:05 AM   #81
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The materials for this preinter are a UV curable acrylic based plastic. They have a formula that has the properties of ABS, so it should be comparable to ABS as far as weight goes. The strength of this machine is I can make anything I want without any mold cost, but the materials are not as cheap as they need to be to really be competitive. However for really small parts there is a sweet spot. ;)

In time the cost of material will go down and the strength will improve. I have the latest and greatest machine available today. It's actually the first one sold! ShapeWays doesn't even have this machine yet!!! LOL I'm focusing on micro for now, but we will see what evolves.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:17 AM   #82
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That thing is just awesome. The possibilities are keeping me up at night !

You can also make some wild scale items for crawlers. The scaler crowd is probably drooling over the possibilities...

Did a tech come help you set it up?
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:19 AM   #83
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That thing is just awesome. The possibilities are keeping me up at night !
I know!!!

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You can also make some wild scale items for crawlers. The scaler crowd is probably drooling over the possibilities...
I am working on a HiLift Jack. My buddy has to fix a problem with the file. :( Yep I am having a blast. So many possibilities.

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Did a tech come help you set it up?
That happens Monday, so Tuesday I should have some parts printed! I'm planning on some rims, the new versions of the chassis and a bunch of the 1/8" tubing parts.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:34 PM   #84
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I could only imagine that with the tollerances of your machine you could possibly make prototypes of gearboxes an even axles, heck even the possibility of moa styled axles making something like a micro clod...

Another chassi idea micro clodbuster with 3D printed bodies!
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:03 PM   #85
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The 3d printed parts work great for vacuum forming. Just saying

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Old 02-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #86
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Got plans for printing rims as well?
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:15 PM   #87
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The 3d printed parts work great for vacuum forming. Just saying

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Great idea! Got any plans to set up a vacuum former? You could use it to make the body panels for your chasis too. Or make a Jeep Xj body in lexan and I would literally fly to you give you a hug, cry from joy and give you my first born.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:26 PM   #88
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Yes rims and vacuum forming molds are part of the plan!
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:49 PM   #89
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You r going to need some help!!! I'm in for moving from the desert to the forest!
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:12 PM   #90
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Yes rims and vacuum forming molds are part of the plan!
The Great Kreskin forsees you getting no sleep in your future...

Monster Truck anyone???

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:48 PM   #91
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but then you'd miss all the ufo's overhead

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Old 02-04-2013, 10:56 AM   #92
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Gmade-R1?

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:08 AM   #93
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That looks close enough to a R1 for me
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:21 PM   #94
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It is making parts! Here is the very first prototype run of the rims, Specter chassis and a few HiLift Jacks! yeehaw!

Making Micro 4X4 Parts on a 3D Printer! - YouTube
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That looks close enough to a R1 for me
It's really difficult to find good quality images from dead on side, top, etc. that aren't distorted from the camera lens. >.<
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:40 PM   #96
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can't wait to see what the first prototype looks like all setup defiantly gonna look awsome.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:49 PM   #97
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That is awesome!!!! I'd love to have that chassis for my micro!!!

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:32 AM   #98
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WOW! Can't wait to get my hands on one of these chassis, and can't wait to see what you do next!
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:52 PM   #99
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When will you be printing chassis? And then selling them?
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:34 PM   #100
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Things have not gone perfectly smoothly, but I am working them out. New machine, finishing, etc. I finally made some usable parts! These were dyed black. They look gray but it's my lighting. I like showing detail in the darker regions so it's highlighted. The frame that is primered looks incredibly smooth!

The Specter is equipped with Trail Trekker drivetrain, semi droop shock springs and the rims are 1/8" offset.

Don't know when or how much they will cost, it's not easy to determine the actual cost of materials... I also have to test these products vigorously. Things should go much faster now that the printer is here.

We are using the visijet crystal material that came in the machine. Next week we will be changing it over to the ABS material.









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