new 3-D producer- i-materialise

new 3-D producer- i-materialise

Postby scaro » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:06 pm

just for interest. i do not know if he's any better than shapeways but here are some shots. note the loco is S scale, not TT.

http://i.materialise.com/gallery/965f38 ... adcf4e0721
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Re: new 3-D producer- i-materialise

Postby LVG1 » Wed May 08, 2013 12:11 pm

I've perused their page.

The only material with a resolution comparable to FUD at Shapeways is HS (high detailed stainless steel). But the maximum size makes it unusable for something larger than a compact auto in TT.

All other materials have a more coarse resolution than WSF, WD and FD at Shapeways.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything about prices at i-Materialise. :thumbdown:

For short:
Let's see what i-Materialise will offer in the future. But at the moment it's no alternative to Shapeways. :(
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Re: new 3-D producer- i-materialise

Postby LVG1 » Sun May 19, 2013 4:26 pm

By the way:
HS could be perfect to make one's own signals... :thinking:
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Re: new 3-D producer- i-materialise

Postby scaro » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:21 pm

just an update that the prime grey material at I-materialise seems to produce very good models. i've now had four wagons from them, all experiments in TT3 scale (3mm/ft) and all are good. negotiation has seen printing down to 0.4mm thickness and they seem more amenable to doing what designers want on orientation.

the idea has been to do some aussie wagons using their technique because Australian narrow gauge is rather marginal and because of availability of components, people have modelled it over the years in scales from 1:120 to TT-3 (3mm) to HO to 00 to S. so a technique is needed that allows a model to be reproduced in a number of scales. i've had models adjusted from S to TT-3 without much of a hitch, over the past year and a half. no deterioration either. i think it's safe to say now how impressed i am. we all say with some degree of truth that 3-D isn't a total answer, but i think they are worth checking out.
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Re: new 3-D producer- i-materialise

Postby scaro » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:34 am

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i-materialise iron ore 'jenny' style Australian hopper in TT3. one can do some modelling in TT at least.
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Re: new 3-D producer- i-materialise

Postby gerhard_k » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:49 am

scaro wrote:i-materialise iron ore 'jenny' style Australian hopper in TT3. one can do some modelling in TT at least.

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Re: new 3-D producer- i-materialise

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:54 pm

I'm getting a u boat shell made by them. I hope it's better than Shapeways....
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Re: new 3-D producer- i-materialise

Postby scaro » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:45 am

cost i think wound up being about 13 euro. even at 1:101.6 scale (TT-3) this is a small wagon. i-materialise will accept print orientation instructions and i think they are significantly better than shapeways based on what I've received so far. model not covered in wax, detail fine, their stuff doesn't seem to deteriorate.
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Re: new 3-D producer- i-materialise

Postby scaro » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:43 am

more information on how to get one if any of you want it.
NH NHA Flyer.pdf
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Re: new 3-D producer- i-materialise

Postby scaro » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:06 pm

http://marbelupmodels.blogspot.com.au/2 ... iesel.html

More 3-D from i-materialise. The trucks look like the US version of the Flexicoil but are likely a 12'6" wheelbase.
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