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Guys,

 

The screen shot of a scanned model. This can now be tidied up, printed, & mould taken off. I can

also add thickness.

 

car.jpg

Cheers

Aposs

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Guys,

 

The screen shot of a scanned model. This can now be tidied up, printed, & mould taken off. I can

also add thickness.

 

car.jpg

Cheers

Aposs

 

That's going to be a brilliant toy isn't it? What a way to do bodies.


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Nice work Aposs

Now all we need to do is get some model's to you

Edited by Imkouwl

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Nice stuff aposs!!!

When you say "This can now be tidied up", what do you need to do?

Is it just trimming the windows etc?

Are you working out what chassis will fit the body as you go, or leaving that to someone else?

Sorry for being one of those that have now increased your work load x 1000!!!! :D

 

Cheers,

Dick


Cheers,

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You said in a previous post that the bodies are very strong and could probably be used as slotcar bodies so why go to the extra expense of making up a mould and then making copies when you can print them.

 

Great idea, might be a good way to get a one off body of a car you really want that no one makes.


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You said in a previous post that the bodies are very strong and could probably be used as slotcar bodies so why go to the extra expense of making up a mould and then making copies when you can print them.

 

Great idea, might be a good way to get a one off body of a car you really want that no one makes.

 

So we can ALL have one?? B)


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The problem with printing is the expense, maybe OK for 1 or 2 offs, but anymore. its more economical

to run a mould off.

 

Knoath, I can shape the bottom, & add the posts to attach the chassis to the body, just need

to measure the desired chassis, & add to the model. As for tidying up, just making the windows

& any rough edges smoother, probably only 10-20 minutes work!!

Ahh, the joy of technology, & industry is still slow to equip themselves with cutting edge

technology. This took about 5 minutes, whole cars take me about half a day to scan!

 

Cheers

Aposs

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Absolutely - if you can run off a car, get the scaling fixed and let someone like Phil from Tassie run a squillion of them off in his magic moulds.. we gotta black market! B)


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So aposs where ya been ?

 

Sorry BMR,

 

Was called interstate, bl***y work gets in the way of fun things. Will PM you,

want to scan those models

 

Cheers

Aposs

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Hi Aposs,

 

Nice to see this technology finally getting to where it needs to be, in the hands of the enthusiast.

I've been looking at 3D printers for the past 3 years, was once quoted $200.00 for a one off model from a 3d prototyping company.

If I may ask, which machine are you using for the printing Aposs?

Some produce the model from the powder others from plastic, some are even have full colour 3D printing.

 

I've gathered heaps of 3D models over the years and am happy to share them with you.

PM me your Email address and I'll forward a few STL files for you to play with.

 

Have you considered printing one off bodies for paying customers?

I have a few I'd like to get printed if possible.

 

I'm still waiting for the Saturday Jackpot so I can go buy an Infinion or ZCorp printer.......the dream lives on.

BTW a new desktop 3D printer will be available soon for around the $5000.00 mark but it's resolution didn't look that great.

 

Regards

NimROD

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So aposs where ya been ?

 

Sorry BMR,

 

Was called interstate, bl***y work gets in the way of fun things. Will PM you,

want to scan those models

 

Cheers

Aposs

Ok Adam catch ya soon - Monday night looks like a race night at my place you can meet a few of the SCSC people that have contacted you and have a play on the track , if they leave you alone long enough to actually play on the track instead of talking about the 3d printer all night.

Theres plenty of spare cars and controllers you can use

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So aposs where ya been ?

 

Sorry BMR,

 

Was called interstate, bl***y work gets in the way of fun things. Will PM you,

want to scan those models

 

Cheers

Aposs

Ok Adam catch ya soon - Monday night looks like a race night at my place you can meet a few of the SCSC people that have contacted you and have a play on the track , if they leave you alone long enough to actually play on the track instead of talking about the 3d printer all night.

Theres plenty of spare cars and controllers you can use

 

Sounds good, might even print off a sample body & bring up for you to see.

 

Cheers

Aposs

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SO MUCH FOR "TOOLING" UP A NEW CAST !!!!! So that $200,000 figure now comes to ????? $20 B)

 

Aposs - can your program take sketchup format? what about 2d surveyors .dwg of Mt Panorama (got that :haha: ) a nice 1:1000 scale diorama would look nice...

 

tell me what file formats you require and we'll see what we can do...

Anybody like Daytona? Old Trafford? war torn Iraq? that'll be a great slot scene, running hummers and tanks thru the city :huh2:

Housing / farms/apartments... my god this is endless.....

LAV

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SO MUCH FOR "TOOLING" UP A NEW CAST !!!!! So that $200,000 figure now comes to ????? $20 <_<

 

Aposs - can your program take sketchup format? what about 2d surveyors .dwg of Mt Panorama (got that :) ) a nice 1:1000 scale diorama would look nice...

 

tell me what file formats you require and we'll see what we can do...

Anybody like Daytona? Old Trafford? war torn Iraq? that'll be a great slot scene, running hummers and tanks thru the city :)

Housing / farms/apartments... my god this is endless.....

LAV

 

Hi Lav,

 

I can read in a dwg, just depends on the version. I will PM you with my e-mail address & lets see

what I can do

 

Cheers

Aposs

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I'm still waiting for the Saturday Jackpot so I can go buy an Infinion or ZCorp printer.......the dream lives on.

BTW a new desktop 3D printer will be available soon for around the $5000.00 mark but it's resolution didn't look that great.

 

Stay away from that Zcorp printer.....one word...Nasty!!!!

Edited by Rob

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Rob

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Aposs, you may (not) recall, that the first EVER reply you recieved on the 3D printer idea began something like."mate, buddy, old friend . . . "etc

 

I did warn you, you might make a lot of friends . . . for the record, I'm keen to be in the loop on some of these, once the decision is made who is casting moulds, costs etc.

 

Cheers


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Watch this space, things are a brewing :) ............

More details later

 

Cheers

Aposs

What a bloody tease. :huh:

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Did you receive the email Aposs? Is it able to be viewed and converted to 3d ?

 

While we really do appreciate what you are doing for us, you are a pioneer my friend ! Sooooo many uses - damn, everybody should go and get one of these printers... im sure once you realise what is able to be done, we shall pay you back.

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Did you receive the email Aposs? Is it able to be viewed and converted to 3d ?

 

Yep, got the e-mail, did open but didn't have much time to play with it. Will have more

of play this evening

 

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Aposs

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Dunno if I should say this but... aren't you selling these things Aposs?

Don't get me wrong mate, you're doing a ripper job keeping us all enthralled with what could be, but it's obviously taking up a lot of your time... are you still able to feed yourself?


Cheers,

Dick

 

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Dunno if I should say this but... aren't you selling these things Aposs?

Don't get me wrong mate, you're doing a ripper job keeping us all enthralled with what could be, but it's obviously taking up a lot of your time... are you still able to feed yourself?

Hi Knoath,

 

Doesn't take up alot of my time, scanning cars is all of half hour work, printing done while i sleep. Also, I am

not on this forum to sell any products. Yes, i do sell printers, laser scanners, but also plenty of other industrial

& measurement equipment. I am not on this forum to sell any equipment, price excludes all but big business' anyway,

considering you need over $150K to get scanning, this is purely a love job for me. If i can do soemthing

that makes the hobby more interesting, & gets people thinking, & others enjoy using what i have to offer

to help there hobbies, then all the better. I am new to the hobby, & cant wait to start using my resources to

create something that is a little unique. If i can offer my equipment for use, & to only cover my costs, i am

more than happy to.

 

BTW, no offence taken at all mate, just want to make it all clear i am not here to make profit, not here to sell

equipment, but on this forum to enjoy the hobby, & offer my services, be it specialised, in much the same

way as other guys on this site do. It just so happens my equipment is pretty cool :P (& fun to use)

 

Cheers

Aposs

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