Wonderful World of Rapid Prototyping - RC Groups
Thread Tools
This thread is privately moderated by Troy, who may elect to delete unwanted replies.
May 19, 2009, 12:18 AM
Caution:Makes sharp left turns
Troy's Avatar

Wonderful World of Rapid Prototyping

Some pics from a rapid prototyping show I attended for work. The technology for this area of manufacturing is amazing and it is a truly satisfying business for modelers to be involved in.
Last edited by Troy; Jun 11, 2009 at 11:34 PM.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
May 19, 2009, 12:42 AM
SlowStick Test Pilot
patrickegan's Avatar
I'd like to give the turtle to the unmanned program office at the FAA
May 19, 2009, 01:47 AM
Dragons, WindMills, all Same
jcstalls's Avatar
Wow, I have not kept up in the past couple of years. Like most tech now a days, this just advances by leaps and bounds.

Great examples, and thank you for sharing.

Wow! (from an acient 1/2 century past)

May 19, 2009, 09:10 AM
Magicsmoke maker
Inflexo's Avatar
Will be nice when more of this filters down to the consumer level... or even serious-enthusiast. Still, for now I'm waiting for laser cutters to become somewhat more commodity (eg, $1000 or so, instead of $10,000).

May 19, 2009, 04:49 PM
Caution:Makes sharp left turns
Troy's Avatar
Roland had some nice little desk-top CNC machines starting at around $3500 at the show. I was drooling over those. www.rolanddga.com/asd/products/scanners/MDX15/
The 3D printers are amazing and becoming practical in making parts but the price per piece is still high so making a silicone mold off of a part and casting with urethane is still a popular way to go.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Rapid prototyping... patmat2350 Scale Boats 14 Aug 31, 2009 11:08 AM