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Is this model feasible to print?

Here is a set of options you can get: print the object on multi color printer Unfortunately we got some limitations here (on the market). Printers have limited set of heads which are in fact ...
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Is this model feasible to print?

Getting this printed at a professional print shop will be quite straightforward, given that you prepare the model nicely for printing (i.e. make it a watertight, manifold mesh). You could print the ...
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Affordable 3D printing of reflector

I would not recommend extrusion printers for this, because they are unlikely to produce a smooth enough surface. To get a clean surface, the irregularities have to be a fraction of visible ...
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MakerBot Camera Stream

I own the gen 5, not the gen 5+. As far as I can tell, the camera has not gotten much of an upgrade and the software is also just as limited. That said to be sure I verified on several sites such as ...
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Advantages of buying a 3D printer versus using online services

It depends If it is worth to invest in a print made for you compared to getting a printer depends on the needs you have. Thee can be informed by the type of material you want to print and the ...
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Advantages of buying a 3D printer versus using online services

One of the biggest reasons to buy a 3D printer vs using a printing service is one of the biggest advantages 3D printing has over other manufacturing methods: rapid prototyping. If you operate a 3D ...
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Advantages of buying a 3D printer versus using online services

Just one experience from a few years ago. I needed a single, very small part to repair a game accessory. The repair clip stl file was available on Thingiverse. I went to a local commercial 3D printing ...
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Is there any commercial supplier of 3D printed parts made from acrylic (PMMA)?

Having melted acrylic on various occasions, I can hazard a guess why FDM isn't popular with this material: not only does it give off an acrid odor, the melted material is sticky and viscous, likely ...
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Is there any commercial supplier of 3D printed parts made from acrylic (PMMA)?

While I don't know of PMMA as a standard offering, I do know that a lot of the smaller entities will gladly accommodate custom requirements for the right price and an understanding that results may be ...
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Where or who could I hire to assemble a 3d printer that came in a kit for me?

If you have a makerspace in your area, you'll likely find individuals with reasonable mechanical skills suitable for simple kit assembly. Most kits are engineered to be reasonable assembly, not rocket ...
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Affordable 3D printing of reflector

You can make flat reflectors with glass panels or acrylic panels and apply window mirror film. Ordinary window glass might be less expensive than acrylic and many places will cut to size, but unusual ...
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