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Old 01-11-2016, 4:42 PM
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Kinda curious why my last post to this thread was removed. Did I violate a rule or something?
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These look great! Keep up the great job and keep us updated, I'll definitely be looking to order a couple!
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Old 01-13-2016, 10:30 AM
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I just printed one of the first designs and it's so cool. Now I see your updated design - PLEASE let us know when/where you upload the cad file as I'll be wanting one of the new ones - SO COOL! Thanks for your time.
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:32 AM
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Had some time to finish the CAD and print one out. Surface is a bit rough since I'm using a new filament I haven't tuned for, but dimensionally it's spot on. The lettering could stand to be a bit deeper, as it didn't show up too well, and there are 6 cavities on the bottom for weights.






How do I go about getting one of these?! I know its an old thread, hopefully it is still possible.
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Hi folks. Thanks for all the messages/emails, and sorry for taking so long to update the thread. I just set up a storefront account on Shapeways and uploaded the model, but the price is ridiculous at $56, and that's without a single penny coming to me.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/BC...top-base-stand

The holes for weights were removed due to wall thickness issues with the Shapeways automated processing. Now that I'm more familiar with Shapeways, I can redesign for their process (SLS vs. the FDM I use here at home), and hopefully bring the cost down and re-introduce the cavities for weights with V3.

I'll leave this version up for anyone who wants one now, but fair warning, I have not purchased one of these through Shapeways, and can not guarantee the fit. Logic says that X number of millimeters is X number of millimeters and it should work fine, but the first run from a different process always provides an unknown element.

I have no ETA for when the redesign will be done, this all hobby stuff I do in my spare time, and I seem to be running short on that these days.

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3DHubs (supposedly cheaper than Shapeways), just got back to me with their quote. Maybe $56 isn't so bad. I'm starting to think I might need to set up a rack full of printers and change my career path.

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I took a look at the model you sent over and it looks perfect for SLS, which is a faster and stronger material technology than FDM. Is there a particular reason for making this in Industrial FDM?


We're looking at about $400 for each prototype in production grade SLS. A cheaper alternative would be desktop FDM, which would be about $150 each unit.


Let me know if either of these fit your budget and I can get started on putting a formal quote together for you.

Thanks in advance,
Dan
The cost to do this part in desktop FDM is maybe $20 or so. I haven't done the math, but I know good and well it's not $150.

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Old 03-20-2017, 5:39 PM
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Hi folks. Thanks for all the messages/emails, and sorry for taking so long to update the thread. I just set up a storefront account on Shapeways and uploaded the model, but the price is ridiculous at $56, and that's without a single penny coming to me.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/BC...top-base-stand

The holes for weights were removed due to wall thickness issues with the Shapeways automated processing. Now that I'm more familiar with Shapeways, I can redesign for their process (SLS vs. the FDM I use here at home), and hopefully bring the cost down and re-introduce the cavities for weights with V3.

I'll leave this version up for anyone who wants one now, but fair warning, I have not purchased one of these through Shapeways, and can not guarantee the fit. Logic says that X number of millimeters is X number of millimeters and it should work fine, but the first run from a different process always provides an unknown element.

I have no ETA for when the redesign will be done, this all hobby stuff I do in my spare time, and I seem to be running short on that these days.

Edit:
3DHubs (supposedly cheaper than Shapeways), just got back to me with their quote. Maybe $56 isn't so bad. I'm starting to think I might need to set up a rack full of printers and change my career path.



The cost to do this part in desktop FDM is maybe $20 or so. I haven't done the math, but I know good and well it's not $150.


Order one with the extended delivery for $46.92. I provide feed back once I get it which in about 30 days. Figured it was worth the cheaper price. That price including shipping.
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anyone have the file to print your own?
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