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3d Printing in Prime Grey

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Here are some recently achieved results of customs done with 3d printing in a material called "Prime Grey".

The optical result is with this material option very nearby a molded piece.

For all items which make sense in grey color you get a finished product out of the 3d printer.

Woody64

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They look quite nice! :thumbup:

I was wondering, what's the quality of 3D-printed pieces like? Do they break easily under pressure, or can they hold up fairly well?

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They look quite nice! :thumbup:

I was wondering, what's the quality of 3D-printed pieces like? Do they break easily under pressure, or can they hold up fairly well?

It depends on the printer and material you use. 3D printers like the Objet Connex can print in all sorts of different materials, like rubbery flexible material or very tough rigid material you can use everyday. Others can only print hard stuff like ABS or resin, some use wax I think.

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They look quite nice! :thumbup:

I was wondering, what's the quality of 3D-printed pieces like? Do they break easily under pressure, or can they hold up fairly well?

depends on the 3d material used and on the 3d mesh of the printed object.

from the material side there exists a wide range of materials with different characteristics.

take a look on the flickr link below and you will see a lot of tests with different materials and designs.

woody64

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some new ones:

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  • Austrian Kaeppi
  • Ulan WWI
  • Field Cap
  • Kätchen and Gasmask
  • Austrian WWI helmet

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some new ones:

  • Austrian Kaeppi
  • Ulan WWI
  • Field Cap
  • Kätchen and Gasmask
  • Austrian WWI helmet

These are all so well done! I would also be interested in seeing the quality of these in ABS plastics, like Lego uses. Can you also paint on them with this 3D machine, or would you need a separate printer? Also, I was always wondering why there wasn't a headpiece from the 17-18th Centuries that feature whigs protruding out of the bottoms? There has been hair of other types with the hats, I just thought it would be so cool to have a Tricorn hat with a white whig protruding out of the bottom...how cool would that be for those types of figs? Doing that Assassin's Creed British officer made me think of this. You don't happen to be working on that would you? (hint-hint) lol.

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There's a wig available. But to mount a wig beyond a hat is not possible. A combination of any hat with that wig as one single piece would be not to difficult. So if there are buyers ...

ABS plastic printed by a 3d printer is currently not available in the necessary granularity or within the acceptable price range.

Color printing via 3d is possible but also has not the needed surface quality.

The normal pad printing (coloring) should also be possible with these pieces.

The 2nd picture shows one of the helmets also used in Assasins.

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Further customs available for Assasins III:

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You should consider creating custom fire/ems/police items. There is decent demand for them in the niche communities who want to see better fire helmets, tools, etc.

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whoa, can you print whole minifig pieces such as bodies and legs/heads? If so Im printing myself some lego Jedi I missed out on :grin:

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@kotaco: Can you give me a hint what you are missing from the fire/police topic. So if you can give me an interesting hat/helmet maybe I find some time over the christmas vacation ...

In princible I prefer hats/helmets. Other quipment is sometimes to tiny. Although there are some guys here having also experiences with arms.

@janay: in princible you can print whole items. ecently I have seen alternative leg and arms pieces.

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@kotaco: Can you give me a hint what you are missing from the fire/police topic. So if you can give me an interesting hat/helmet maybe I find some time over the christmas vacation ...

In princible I prefer hats/helmets. Other quipment is sometimes to tiny. Although there are some guys here having also experiences with arms.

@janay: in princible you can print whole items. ecently I have seen alternative leg and arms pieces.

As far as hats/helmets I think the rescue niche would be fond of a detailed firemens helmet. Both American and Euro styles.

Although you said you'd pass I'd figure I'd give some examples of what we're lacking besides helmets:

Some thicker tools may be hyrdraulic cutters or spreaders (jaws of life) and the SCBA Air Packs we use which look nothing like what LEGO puts out.

Smaller tools you may not even consider that the community has been dying for our the haligan bar (known as irons when married with an axe) and the pike pole

And much more lol. Sadly brickarms and brickforge don't seem to have much interest in putting out a Fire Rescue pack or anything, but I think there is definitely money to be made there.

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Unfortunately my 3d working place died yesterday.

But I will give it a try after restoration.

Planned

- haligan bar

- air pack

- cutter

- axe

Woody 64

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Looks like your off to a great start woody, this is exciting :)

Here's some decent reference photos of the most common mask out there currently:

http://www.dynetechnologies.com/images/firefighter_closeup.gif (Mask on and hooked up to air)

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumblarge_610/1307303318pBct92.jpg (stylized drawing)

http://i53.tinypic.com/2qsujgk.jpg (the mask only, not hooked up to air)

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Here are some new equipments for firemen:

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Not tested yet, but let's wait for the test order ...

Woody64

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Thoroughly impressed with your work, it looks amazing, but i have a question. What 3d printer are you using? i was doing research into solidoodle and their price is good, but i wasnt sure it could print to that quality, so i was wondering if you were using that or something more expensive.

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Thoroughly impressed with your work, it looks amazing, but i have a question. What 3d printer are you using? i was doing research into solidoodle and their price is good, but i wasnt sure it could print to that quality, so i was wondering if you were using that or something more expensive.

The majority of the prints is done by shapeways (see link in the footer) but the prime grey is done by i.materialize: http://i.materialise...infantry-helmet

Woody64

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