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    Technical Modeling
    Discussing techniques for using 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, and other computer-driven modeling tools
    Locomotive Work Cradle
    Todd Brody said:
    Would be much faster to laser cut this out of 3/8" acrylic.
    True Todd, but much cheaper with my 3d printer and I don't have a laser.  Yet. 
     
    V&T Derrick 50
    Cliff, I've made several drilling jigs for various projects, I just 3D print mine.  I doubt my printer is capable of getting a very accurate 1/32 hole, though.  One thing I've found with the plastic, however, is that after multiple uses, the jig...  more
    NWSL Closing
    Dick, yes, I agree.
     
    And for those of us without 3D printers, we can still duplicate some parts with latex molds and resin.
    Molds
    David Maynard said:
    Another point is, have any of you seen an injection molding machine in action? The parts come out of injection molding machines at a rate that no 3D printer could hope to match. So for mass production, injection molding will be the way...  more
    Molds
    David Maynard said:
    Another point is, have any of you seen an injection molding machine in action? The parts come out of injection molding machines at a rate that no 3D printer could hope to match. So for mass production, injection molding will be the way...  more
    Molds
    Another point is, have any of you seen an injection molding machine in action? The parts come out of injection molding machines at a rate that no 3D printer could hope to match. So for mass production, injection molding will be the way its done. For small...  more
    New Trestle Going In..., Totally Unique!
    Todd Brody said:
     
    Then last week I saw that Airwolf 3D, maker of 3D printers, was selling off sheets of 3/8" smoked acrylic sheets in 3' x 2'..., at just $20/sheet! 
     ...  more
    New to painting have some questions
    Greg Elmassian said:
    So the first coat seemed ok, but the second coat crinkled? Weird.
     
    Joe,  "I've had good luck with 3d prints from filament printers, but these are SLA, I know."...  more
    New to painting have some questions
    So the first coat seemed ok, but the second coat crinkled? Weird.
     
    Joe,  "I've had good luck with 3d prints from filament printers, but these are SLA, I know."
    So,...  more