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    In the resin realm, only a small handful of...

    In the resin realm, only a small handful of desktop printers have the build envelope to accommodate a 13cm x 13cm model in one go. This is likely one of the reasons for the high quotes. The most...
  2. Sticky: Given how the sales of the $249 Elegoo Mars has...

    Given how the sales of the $249 Elegoo Mars has barely been able to keep up with demand over the past year, will there be a sub-forum available on 3DPrintBoard for the anti-Facebook crowd?
  3. In Kubikdanon's two posts so far, nothing seems...

    In Kubikdanon's two posts so far, nothing seems to suggest he was specifically looking for a plastic model kit (Revell/Monogram/Tamiya). Both plastic and die-cast metal models in the hobby world...
  4. Marm's already provided the same answer above as...

    Marm's already provided the same answer above as I was composing this...

    Given that a quick Google search for 1:18 scale Chiron and R8 shows that production die-cast models are already available...
  5. Not all 3D models are constructed the same....

    Not all 3D models are constructed the same. Depending on the creator, some were destined ONLY for visual effects where the model consists of a series of open shells -- good enough to create 3D...
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    Without further details on this UV Lamp (single...

    Without further details on this UV Lamp (single bulb?) you're using, most other users setup an inexpensive curing box. Basically consists of a pair of UV Nail Curing boxes with the bottom slide-out...
  7. 0.002" and 0.004" equate roughly to 50 and 100...

    0.002" and 0.004" equate roughly to 50 and 100 microns. (0.050mm and 0.100mm)

    DLP Stereolithography printers have been dipping below the 50 micron X-Y detail since 2012-2013.

    My envisionTEC...
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    Back when they were in beta, I tried RhinoPhoto...

    Back when they were in beta, I tried RhinoPhoto. Basically, photogrammetry using stick-on targets.

    Initially, I struggled, but their techs diagnosed the problem to the dSLR lens I was using....
  9. The local library received a generous donation...

    The local library received a generous donation from a family in the village years ago and was able to create a maker-studio in their basement. I've not been to other maker spaces, but I appreciate...
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    Since the OP mentioned being on the GrabCad site,...

    Since the OP mentioned being on the GrabCad site, I'm surprised he didn't stumble across BoltGen. It's a free plug-in for Rhino.

    The plug-in author's resource page is additionally listing a...
  11. The most impressive high-resolution 3D scans I've...

    The most impressive high-resolution 3D scans I've seen so far are those that use photogrammetry. The rules to achieving decent results isn't rocket science:

    A digital SLR would be preferable since...
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    Places I've bookmarked: Isometric vehicle...

    Places I've bookmarked:

    Isometric vehicle drawings
    http://www.the-blueprints.com

    OBJ and LWO car models
    http://www.dmi-3d.net
  13. Been a while since I studied an ultrasonic image...

    Been a while since I studied an ultrasonic image but if the black-to-white range happens to fall in-line with topology, then the image can be treated as an alpha and thus super-useful in sculpting:
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  14. If your sandals are customized to the extent that...

    If your sandals are customized to the extent that the SOLES have a tread design incorporating the customized logo, then Awerby's response rings true. Reinventing the wheel for each and every sandal...
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    ZBrush is perfectly capable of hollowing out...

    ZBrush is perfectly capable of hollowing out models...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcKKP3N7NxU
  16. One of the McNeel guys recently put out a tweak...

    One of the McNeel guys recently put out a tweak for those rockin' Rhino3D on high rez displays:
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    The first step is to identify what you intend on...

    The first step is to identify what you intend on 3D printing. By that I mean, will the objects be predominantly mechanical-like with curvilinear surfaces or will they be organic? If the former, stay...
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    McNeel's Rhino 3D (http://www.rhino3d.com/mac)...

    McNeel's Rhino 3D has recently expanded into OSX territory. Here's an intro webinar that gives a sense of it in use:


    https://vimeo.com/106020652

    The vast majority of CAD jewelers are using...
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    You probably don't. ...

    You probably don't.

    http://www.jeffreyianwilson.com/free-tutorials/

    CTG
  20. Thread: Whales

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    I'd highly recommend Pixologic's free program...

    I'd highly recommend Pixologic's free program Sculptris available for Windows and OSX. It'll import your OBJ file. Once in the program, use the masking process to lock down parts you don't want to...
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    envisionTEC's ABS Flex material sounds...

    envisionTEC's ABS Flex material sounds applicable. You'll need to ask them or comb through their site to see if all their stereolithography printers can use it.
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    Whether on factory-calibrated commercial SLA...

    Whether on factory-calibrated commercial SLA printers like the envisionTEC micro or DIY SLA printers like the B9 Creator, both treat the first several layers with extra exposure as these are the...
  23. Thread: Eora scanner

    by CarterTG
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    Their Kickstarter just went live as of this post:...

    Their Kickstarter just went live as of this post:

    eora 3D scanner
    http://kck.st/1W2vkh2
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    In my opinion, stereolithography 3D printing...

    In my opinion, stereolithography 3D printing while being around for over 20 years, still has tremendous room for advances -- especially true for someone approaching from a chemical background.
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    Yes, it's a cutter and engraver. Not gonna get...

    Yes, it's a cutter and engraver. Not gonna get hung up on their naming semantics. In the YouTube intro posted by Tested, they're looking at the possibility of etching with variable depth:

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