3D printing stormsurge some arms

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Agentarrow
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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#61 » Jul 05 2016 08:24

jimsbeanz wrote:Image

Just got done printing!

Looks good so far will post some more when I get it in hand and prime it for a test fit tomorrow!


Is that a shapeways print? I've never had a piece print with such strange support structure. Which method was used to print that piece?

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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#62 » Jul 06 2016 03:02

Agentarrow wrote:Is that a shapeways print? I've never had a piece print with such strange support structure. Which method was used to print that piece?

I bet it is a SLA print from other machines, but not from Shapeways.
They use wax to hold the parts instead of support structures on Frosted. The experimental classic SLA-printed Black HD Acrylic is not in this color and they manually remove the struts before sending the parts.

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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#63 » Jul 06 2016 01:59

Agentarrow wrote:
jimsbeanz wrote:Image

Just got done printing!

Looks good so far will post some more when I get it in hand and prime it for a test fit tomorrow!


Is that a shapeways print? I've never had a piece print with such strange support structure. Which method was used to print that piece?



It's from a Form2 SLA liquid resin printer.
My shapeways store the Mod-Shop

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Agentarrow
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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#64 » Jul 06 2016 02:40

Have you tried their black acrylate? It's only available as a maker material but I'm thinking about trying it out due to its smooth finish and high detail.

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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#65 » Jul 06 2016 03:17

I was tempted too, but since they charge raw prices per part, with the fewest possible sprues, leading to a choice of models very reduced (in only one or two parts), and none so far is ready to be printed.
I saw too that they remove the struts and I have mixed feelings about that.
They have also issues with this material (see their material forum) and the price is not set.

If the resolution is the same or the like than Form2 or Ember machines, stepping will be still sligthly visible. And compared to Frosted, I don't see the difference.
See the train pics by 3DBuildr on their forum: https://www.shapeways.com/forum/t/black-high-definition-acrylate.39425/

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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#66 » Jul 19 2016 03:09

The canopy for the open cockpit was exactly what I was trying to do as well. Some green stuff and odd piranha parts have come close to that look. But having a printed piece would be ideal! Can't wait to see how the final piece turns out!

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chmcclellan
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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#67 » Jul 20 2016 10:52

Jimsbeanz, these look amazing. Definitely getting some when building my Stormsurge.

Sergeant_Ty wrote:Finally got my arms and shoulders... Man these things look great!

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Sergeant_Ty, this turned out awesomely. How did you get that buckling look on the crushed Rhino?
- Christian

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Agentarrow
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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#68 » Jul 20 2016 11:40

You can get that crushed effect by carefully baking the model with a weight (think a hammer, or a large paperweight, or even a hefty rock) which crushes it as the plastic softens. Just don't heat the plastic until it burns.

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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#69 » Oct 05 2016 05:17

Thank you so much, the arms are great. Just wanted to share it :)

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Re: 3D printing stormsurge some arms

Post#70 » Oct 06 2016 11:29

is the cockpit cap available yet?

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