Re: Consumer-grade 3D printers hit the mainstream
If I understand the site correctly, one can send 3-D models to them and have them made! Wow! A game changer? Where's my Sketch-up!
From: John Kellett <soccrdad525@...>
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Consumer-grade 3D printers hit the mainstream
Here is a link to Shapeways. http://www.shapeways.com/
To see what is in the model train arena, use the menu on the left side of the
screen. Mouse over "Hobby" to gain access to the "Model Train" category. I am
sure you will be surprised at the detailed work. Shapeways is now experimenting
with a new material "Frosted Ultra Detail" (FUD). If you watch the rotating
header, there is a bulldozer and a MOW truck, both are Z scale (1:220). With
the new FUD material, Z scale can be designed now down to the three foot
details. Shapeways has other materials including metal, and now ceramics.
One more item, these prices are not that bad.
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Sent: Fri, May 13, 2011 1:22:36 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Consumer-grade 3D printers hit the mainstream
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