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Are you into 3D printing? Here's some good info

Discussion in 'Gaming PC' started by Kytsune, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Kytsune

    Kytsune DA BIG CLUB Ogre Veteran

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    3D printers started out insanely-expensive and only industrial users and researchers could really afford to own one. They're still really expensive -- but now there's models designed to sit on a desktop just like an office printer would, except that they print objects and not pieces of paper.

    As a guide to the best desktop 3D printers of 2015, I wrote up an article about what there is out there, how much it costs, and where to find supplies for the various printers. Now most of these cost in the $500 - $1,000 range (with some going up around $7,000) so I suspect that many 3D printers are out of reach for most of us but it could still be worthwhile to check out.

    http://siliconangle.com/blog/2015/0...for-the-enthusiast-and-where-to-buy-supplies/

    Among the models included are the famous MakerBot series, the newer LulzBot, and also well known Ultimaker, and other series. There's a multitude of different 3D printers on the market and while most of them use plastic or vinyl filaments (called PLA and ABS) some of them also use photopolymer vats -- one on the list does -- which is messy but a lot more fun to watch.

    Anyone here in the forums interested in 3D printing?
     
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    Good desinger but i'm better
    Do you use maya ?I start to use program week agoo is hard program..
     
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    I love Maya. However, I have not played with it in years now.
     
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    I do find 3D printing interesting, but it is out of my budget. I have a friend who has a cheap 3D printer though, but the printed models can turn out rough until you sand the surface of the model. I think it's a lot of work and patience when it comes to 3D printing, but it is still interesting.
     

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