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Fineline Microfine Green?
« on: December 23, 2012, 08:42:06 AM »
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Has anyone made any parts using this?
http://www.finelineprototyping.com/services/materials.php

If so can you share any experience with it and pics are always good too!

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Re: Fineline Microfine Green?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 11:19:40 AM »
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Hmm, if it is flexible and mimics polypropylene, hobby paints will not adhere to it.
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Re: Fineline Microfine Green?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 05:24:58 PM »
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Perhaps suitable for mastering and mold production?  I can't find the specs on resolution, but the examples look pretty good.

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Re: Fineline Microfine Green?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 05:48:15 PM »
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Masters/molds is exactly what I am thinking...just would like to talk "one on one" with someone who has done it as its pretty pricy to foll around with.

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Re: Fineline Microfine Green?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 08:30:39 AM »
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I haven't run anything, as the price approaches or exceeds Perfactory, but I have held them in hand.  The parts are beautiful and sharp.

The samples I saw were destined for a trip into an RTV rubber bath, then wax, then brass and were for S scale.  Given the expense and the material, pattern making is the best option for these. 
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Re: Fineline Microfine Green?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 06:21:01 PM »
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Hmm, if it is flexible and mimics polypropylene, hobby paints will not adhere to it.

He mentioned the Microfine Green, which is similar to ABS, not polypropylene.


Hmm... green is pretty...

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Re: Fineline Microfine Green?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 06:28:03 PM »
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The first material on the page linked to in the initial message was "DSM Somos 9120" (similar to polypropylene) and I guess I somehow didn't notice other materials.  :oops:
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Re: Fineline Microfine Green?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 10:33:00 AM »
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I sent a part to them for pricing, its a caboose window, very tiny. $107 for one or 10. so $10 buck a piece about, same part from Shapeways in FUD is $5.71.
My plan is to try both and see the difference.  I will report back when I get them.

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Re: Fineline Microfine Green?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2013, 05:39:08 PM »
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I wonder if the price is going to be similar regardless of size (to a point)
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