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The Dommo
02-04-2013, 04:33 AM
Hi guys,

Don't know if this is any use to anyone but thought I'd post it in case:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/04/ten_3d_printers/

Dom

BeeVee
02-04-2013, 04:56 AM
I am so going to get a 3D printer, perhaps even this year.

B

COBRASoft
02-04-2013, 05:47 AM
Does anybody knows how to convert LW objects to a format these printers understand? Is there an 'easy' way to do this conversion?

Surrealist.
02-04-2013, 07:59 AM
http://www.shapeways.com/upload/about

Blender has an stl exporter. And a .lwo importer. I am sure it is a fairly easy process these days. At the very least you could use that. Import obj or .lwo and export stl.

http://pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=538

http://www.3ders.org/3d-printing-basics.html

Baba
02-04-2013, 10:13 AM
Via ZBrush

monovich
02-04-2013, 12:06 PM
There seems to be a new 3d printer coming out every day. It's hard to take the plunge because things are evolving so fast. Ex: If I buy a dot matrix printer now will I miss out on the ink jets coming next year? It's an exciting time to be alive.

BigHache
02-04-2013, 08:16 PM
Does anybody knows how to convert LW objects to a format these printers understand? Is there an 'easy' way to do this conversion?

Yeah it is pretty easy. I export OBJ from LW, open that OBJ in Replicator G to scale, rotate, center the model then save as STL. For filament printers at least then it needs to turn into Gcode.

I love my printer. I'd love to get a Form 1 to do highly detailed models next.

COBRASoft
02-05-2013, 12:39 PM
Thanks!