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Old Jul 24, 2013, 11:13 PM
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 02:08 AM
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I think vacuum forming is still king for canopy or cowl. The 3D printed ones would probably not hold up to vibration or minor contact with the ground at all. Stress around the mounting holes would probably be an issue over a short amount of time with vibration.

The 3d printed plane(s) so far was an exercise for students, and not very practical except for learning.

It'll get there, but I haven't been impressed with the mid-range or 5 year old high range printers at my last workplaces that had them.
Old Jul 25, 2013, 09:25 AM
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eagle777 there's also still the expense of the 3d printers. For what you can get a good printer for these days I'd be more inclined to spend that on a decent hobby grade CNC.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 01:32 AM
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Making a mold is a perfect app for 3D printers.
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I heard somewhere that epoxy and ABS not gonna glue together. Is this chariteristic good for molding fiberparts from ABS mold? or make any trouble?
You would always want a release agent.
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Old Aug 10, 2013, 02:39 PM
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The hard part of 3d printing is making the solid model, then slicing it with correct support structure!

We have 3d printers that range from 30k to over 1million. Not super impressed with the resolution on the 30k ones. The 90k plastic ones seem much better. The 1+million dollar machines do metal, and those are quite impressive. Still don't think they are good for most model airplane parts, at least not smaller air frames. A benchtop cnc mill and a vacuum former would be nice.
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