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Old 03-05-2013, 08:46 PM   #16
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nope, this is the place for forum nazi's to come and make those type of comments.
I don't know, we have a lot of topics that cross the boundary between different RC formats, and EP ONR seems to get them all because it is first on the forum list... I was just wondering if there was a solution to that is all.
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3D printing is already being done within the industry. 3D printing is nothing new for anybody who actually designs and creates parts.
True, but it is now becoming easier for the average Joe to get a hold of one for a decent price and easy to use.
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If I recall correctly...LaJae uses a 3d printed part in their front upper suspension arm now.
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What program(s) would you need to use to send off a file and get someone to 3D print a part for you?
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If I remember well, J. Quagraine from JQ said in a video that he used printed parts to test different suspension geometries. He was showing several parts among which A-arms, so I guess it shows some of them can actually be used for testing rather than just test-fitting.

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3D printing is already being done within the industry. 3D printing is nothing new for anybody who actually designs and creates parts.

Yep I use 3D printed parts on my car now for Sway bar holders, also made some bumper parts.
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Gonna build one soon to make ky own cars. Abs is fine for cheap kits. Could even use it to make molds for two part resins which are as strong as anything out there.
Injection molding is fantastic if you wanna make 10000 per hour. Kind of a waste to have them sitting around in a warehouse if they dont sell. You could make to order with 3d printer and not waste anything.
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Metalsoft - could you provide us with some pictures? Interested to see how it turned out.

Do you think 3D printing will be a positive or negative thing for r/c? Keep in mind that 3D technology at the moment is a little pricey for the average Joe. However, lets say 5 to 10 years down the road. I presume the price and availability for such printing equipment will have dropped.

I could see manufactures taking advantage of this.
- sell the customers the 3D printing files for only a one time use.

I have many other ideas, but I would like to hear what everyone else has to say.

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You never know, hobby shops in the future may not carry a single part on the wall. All you might see in a selection of 3D printers sitting on a table. You select the file from a database, and it prints it there right in front of you. Crazy as it may sound, but I could see this happening way, way, way in the future.
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Metalsoft - could you provide us with some pictures? Interested to see how it turned out.

Do you think 3D printing will be a positive or negative thing for r/c? Keep in mind that 3D technology at the moment is a little pricey for the average Joe. However, lets say 5 to 10 years down the road. I presume the price and availability for such printing equipment will have dropped.

I could see manufactures taking advantage of this.
- sell the customers the 3D printing files for only a one time use.

I have many other ideas, but I would like to hear what everyone else has to say.

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Sure here you go my man. I use the 3D printer at work. We print using STL files and it is layer powder, then I put it through a curing process using either CA glue or resin.
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I've started making small things with a 3D printer for my cars. I recently bought a Capricorn C02 which doesnt come with a receiver box. Being a little paranoid about some sharp edges at our local track I sourced a NT1 receiver box and 3D printed some brackets with nice rounded edges which uses the existing mounting holes - no mods to the top deck or the receiver box.

3D printers will open up a lot of posibilities - want to change the 'flex' of a printed part? just increase the 'in-fill' settings and the piece is more solid etc.

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What program(s) would you need to use to send off a file and get someone to 3D print a part for you?
Most CAD programs will work, Anything that can export as an .stl file should work
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