I.materialise: 3D printing in wood.

Here's the place for discussions about those 3D creations for Tguage...and lets not forget the trials and tribulations of designing and printing.
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JBModels
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I.materialise: 3D printing in wood.

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Hey,

Seems like they have a new material on offer. It's trial and it's WOOD!!! So maybe 3D printing building kits and scenery items then? :P

http://i.materialise.com/materials/wood

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Wood incorporated plastic material has been available for 3D printing for quite a while now...so its not that new!
So maybe 3D printing building kits and scenery items then?
Not for T Gauge!!!! Look at the design constraints. The minimum resolution for a surface indentation is 1.5 mm, which is greater than the thickness of currently available loco shells. And the minimum wall thickness is 3.0 mm, which is ....track gauge!
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Re: I.materialise: 3D printing in wood.

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Hey,

I'm sorry, I'll have to disagree with that, depending on the cost of 3D printing I'm sure you can make a ton of things for T gauge. Large buildings without fine features, stone bridges, stone viaducts, custom ramps, the list goes on.....

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