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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:16 pm 
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https://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives ... ylate.html

Looks like its about 10% cheaper than FUD with possibly better resolution.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:56 pm 
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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh (not) shiny

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:22 am 
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If I get Epic scale pieces, and Exodus Wars http://www.shapeways.com/shops/exoduswars has some nice pieces with more to come on Shapeways. I'd go with :

Frosted Extreme Detail Matte translucent plastic that showcases incredibly fine and intricate details.

Which is more expensive but that is the level of detail I look for.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:16 pm 
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yeah I don't think you're understanding the material properties on the datasheets, l4

the differences are very interesting especially with the distances between interlocking parts (pretty sure that's related to the curing process). the bounding box is crazy, totally for an upright figure. very excited about the material strength as FUD/FXD is super brittle.

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 Post subject: Re: New Material at Shapeways
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:42 pm 
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Well ... I guess I don't ... but will it give the detail of FED or FUD ? :-\

I'm old Shapeways is like magic to us old folk. We used to think Play-do & Silly Putty was a big deal. We used to use data punch cards for computer programs ... ^-^

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 Post subject: Re: New Material at Shapeways
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It appears to, we will be doing some test prints, but this may become our new go to material :).

As long as it delivers on all of its promises.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:51 pm 
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Sounds good to me ! ;D We all want great detail at a good price ! ;)

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looks like the "no sprues" rule could be problematic, but I am sure a workaround will be discovered for this soon enough.

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Well we can hope for great detail and lower price ... ^-^

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But what about the more smooth surfaces, the print lines the FUD and FXD materials have are rather problematic...

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yeah they require cleanup. I don't really call that problematic, just what you have to do.

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I find the FXD material to be annoying to clean in such a way that it's up to standard. It takes quite an amount of time, leaving me to wonder if it's worth doing that or just stick to printing it at a high end service.

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more so than FUD? I found it easier myself

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It's weird, but I did indeed find it a bit on the tricky side, maybe also because the material is so hard.

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yes :)
it does take DAYYYYS to clean up. I sit there with 2000 grit paper and binge netflix :D

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