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    Hi folks,
    I thought I would step into this discussion and maybe clarify a few things about the mold industry and how a company decides whether to use 3D printing to actually make the part needed OR use 3D printing to form a part and then have it cast. Tak...  more
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    Chris Kieffer said:
    Injection molding won't be replaced by 3D printing any time soon, especially in production quantities.  In comparison, 3D Printing per part is far more expensive than injection molding.   Then there is the time factor it...  more
    Molds
    Injection molding won't be replaced by 3D printing any time soon, especially in production quantities.  In comparison, 3D Printing per part is far more expensive than injection molding.   Then there is the time factor it would take to print...  more
    Molds
    Craig Townsend said:
    2 Factors with 3D printing
    1. Resolution. Even the Shapeways extra detail or whatever its called now has "grain". 3D prints dipped in Future seem to eliminate this grain on molds/castings. But bare 3D prints the grain is very visible....  more
    Molds
    2 Factors with 3D printing
     
    1. Resolution. Even the Shapeways extra detail or whatever its called now has "grain". 3D prints dipped in Future seem to eliminate this grain on molds/castings. But bare 3D prints the grain is very visible. Will the "gra...  more
    Molds
    Craig Townsend said:
    Dan,
    I don't 3D printing is even close to the same level as injection molds. Even in 20 or 30 years. Detail parts for sure, but main body parts I don't see that happening anytime soon.
    Craig.  Are you are saying 3d printing is no...  more
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    Dan,
    I don't 3D printing is even close to the same level as injection molds. Even in 20 or 30 years. Detail parts for sure, but main body parts I don't see that happening anytime soon.
    1:24 diesel loco/3d printing
    Thanks Dan, email sent. I didn't think he did anything but his kits? Well give it a try.
    1:24 diesel loco/3d printing
    I'm thinking your best bet is to contact Mark Dash https://www.facebook.com/KLW3DPrinting/  He has drawn up and printed a bunch of Alcos including a T6 which looks to have the same cab.  He should be able to modify it to your specs.