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Re: Formlabs 3d printer
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2013, 07:40:08 PM »
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$3300 for the printer, and $150 per liter of resin. Ouch...

The problem with the resolution of the machines currently available to the hobbyists is that the printed surface is not fine enough to represent a stainless steel corrugated surface of let's say the B&M's Flying Yankee model.

Wasn't that just a copy of the Pioneer Zephyer?
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Re: Formlabs 3d printer
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2013, 10:45:03 PM »
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$3300 for the printer, and $150 per liter of resin. Ouch...

Wasn't that just a copy of the Pioneer Zephyer?

No, it was a hypotethical statement. I discussed with Randy Gordon-Gilmore a possible RP-body for the FY model and the conclusion was that at the current state of RP technology, it wasn't feasible to"print" an acceptable quality model.  I do not know of any accurate models of the FY.

Pioneer Zephyr was originally modeled by the Fine N scale (using Randy's master patterns) and then Con-Cor came up with a plastic model.
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