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    Default 3D printer

    Hi all,
    posted this on the woodwork forum, hedging my bets and posting here as well

    Any one SA have a 3D printer and can print from a picture /illustration /drawing,

    I have a small one off job I would like done

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    Depends on what you want - I have software that can probably produce the necessary file (it's an educational version - it should but I've never tried it)
    I know our local library (Burnside) has a 3D printer. Perhaps one near you does too?

    Michael

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    Thanks Michael, never would have thought of the library, I will try my local, if not I may try Burnside if you want to play with your software let me know happy to reimburse for your time

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    Thanks project has been sorted

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    Quote Originally Posted by China View Post
    Thanks project has been sorted
    Hey, that's not fair!
    Nobody can learn anything from that....
    Please tell us how you 'sorted' it. Did you 3D print it? ADid you learn anything new?
    THere are a few of us here who read threads to learn new stuff!
    Cheers, Joe
    again completely retired - more time to contemplate projects and spend more shed time....

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    Ok as it turns out the project is not sorted and turned out to be a waste of time and money the fellow I was reffered to is not at fault he is great to deal with
    it just turns out that what I want can't be done by 3D printing, I do have a excellent little souvenir to remind me
    Turns out what I require is someone who can produce small detailed 3D routing/engraving from a black and white image.

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    Not sure exactly what you are chasing but I have seen a while ago (can't remember where) someone had a desktop CNC mill, was using a 4th axis and support tailstock and was engraving pictures into some PVC pipe, like regular old plumbing stuff and then was using it like a cover for a candle / light. Didn't look anything special when the light / candle was off but when the light turned on you could see the picture in really nice detail.

    Google saved me
    Vectric Forum • View topic - lithophanes in PVC

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    The material is pretty irrelevant (not timber) just has to be able to produce fine detail, the finished it is basicaly a plaque only very small 50mm high

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    Have to you got an example of what you want? I am having trouble visualising it.
    It sounds like a relief engraving?

    A pic may encourage an offer, if someone knows they can do it.
    Steve

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