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I use pro desktop and solidworks and I prefer solidworks but you would need to go to a locally owned computer shop and they would be able to point you in the direction for to buy a copy of the software to use and I got mine through school

Hugh

The school I went ran solid works with their printer as well, never got chance to use it but guess its a common system and it has a database much like Google sketch up where you can import present made designs
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I wanna see one making a IH 674 or 454 front bonnet !!!! in 1/32

 

shame u cant contract out as a rental busness for us Froogle conversionists

 

You can,try Shapeways,http://www.shapeways.com/ and a fair amount of these parts are 3D printed,http://trecker-tim.de.tl/Traktor-Fr.ae.s_-Druckteile.htm

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Joe.

 

I think in a few years 3d printers will be cheap enough for most budgets, and as common as inkjet printers. By which time my son Dexter will be 5 or 6 years old and be able to show me how to make it work!!

 

Chris,you won't need your son to show you,the Scanner Printer is already here, http://www.zeus.aiorobotics.com/

 

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Joe.

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Like Barry's mentioned , is there a good bit of software out there that's easy to use? I would prefer to play arround on that first , see how I get on with that , before I fork out on the printer to be ho eat . I can use laptops etc but cad stuff is completley new to me , I am lucky that 1 I can afford to buy one and 2 the wifes interested in one , to use with the grand kids , it's the future afterall

 

Was gonna say how do you get away with that till I read it again!  :of  ;D  >:D

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You can,try Shapeways,http://www.shapeways.com/ and a fair amount of these parts are 3D printed,http://trecker-tim.de.tl/Traktor-Fr.ae.s_-Druckteile.htm

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Joe.

 

Joe, Mr Tractor Tim has some interesting 3D printed bits and pieces on his website but, where are they offered for sale? Can't find prices anywhere, does he trade via someone else? I wonder what a tyre pressure kit or dual wheels will cost, any clues? I have seen his Xerion 4000 tank and that is ridiculously expensive so I got a bit weary..

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Like Barry's mentioned , is there a good bit of software out there that's easy to use? I would prefer to play arround on that first , see how I get on with that , before I fork out on the printer to be ho eat . I can use laptops etc but cad stuff is completley new to me , I am lucky that 1 I can afford to buy one and 2 the wifes interested in one , to use with the grand kids , it's the future afterall

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Like Barry's mentioned , is there a good bit of software out there that's easy to use? I would prefer to play arround on that first , see how I get on with that , before I fork out on the printer to be ho eat . I can use laptops etc but cad stuff is completley new to me , I am lucky that 1 I can afford to buy one and 2 the wifes interested in one , to use with the grand kids , it's the future afterall

I use pro desktop and solidworks and I prefer solidworks but you would need to go to a locally owned computer shop and they would be able to point you in the direction for to buy a copy of the software to use and I got mine through school

Hugh

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Interesting, thanks Joe, I would be looking to draw my own things to make, so doing CAD is something i'd like to carry out first then send to the 3D printer to be printed.

I would also like to CNC plastic sheeting to make stuff, thats another whole world of stuff to learn!!

 

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My school has purchased one,sadly ill likely be gone by the time it comes,their amazing,the professional ones can make moving drill bits for oil rigs (With about 4 seperate rotating axes and this is amazing in my eyes.

The ones ive seen use air and liquid plastic,witchcraft in my eyes!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16907104

Honestly,the possibilitys of these things is mindblowing,all you need is basic cad knowledge and you can make anything,ive seen these things making a working wrench,where you turn the screw to loosen and tighten it,think about it,it you had one of these in your house you wouldnt ever need to buy anything,need new dinner plates? Print them! Need a tub for storing things? Print it!

I could go on for hours about these things,the tech in them is mindblowing,theyre like something from a sci-fi film,what we need to do now is invest in the technology,to advance it and make it cheaper and more widely functional,its the future.

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Fantastic things, second item on the "to buy" list when the Lotto numbers come in!! (Aston Martin DBS is number 1!)

Like Blake says, probably be common place in 10 years, instead of buying the model, you can buy a program and make it yourself (and be able to modify the CAD file to make your own variations)

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