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3D resin printers
Posted by rob44 on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:40 PM

While looking a micromark I saw the Photon 3D resin printer. This looks like it was made for the modeling world. I saw a few youtube videos on the product. Here is a good one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tnDItw0ZLc

 

This could be a real game changer for many of us.

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 4:56 PM

Hello Rob!

A resin printer sure is a cool thing - but as I wrote many times here, I don't think buying a 3D printer is the best investment for most of the modellers. The time and money needed to set up and run one would be much better spent learning to draw in 3D, to develop 3D models and have them printed somwhere where they already have nice professional 3D printers set up and waiting to use the machine time.

As for the 3D print technology - it already is changing the game. Look how many resin conversion sets are cast from a 3D printed masters...

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:22 AM

Pawel

Hello Rob!

A resin printer sure is a cool thing - but as I wrote many times here, I don't think buying a 3D printer is the best investment for most of the modellers. The time and money needed to set up and run one would be much better spent learning to draw in 3D, to develop 3D models and have them printed somwhere where they already have nice professional 3D printers set up and waiting to use the machine time.

As for the 3D print technology - it already is changing the game. Look how many resin conversion sets are cast from a 3D printed masters...

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

 

I am certainly starting to practice 3D CAD.  But I am doing so because I want my own printer.  Yes, it is an expense, but if I use it enough I will end up with the printer.  Whereas, if I pay someone else I have to pay a price which has to include in part, the price they pay for their machine, and keep paying such a premium each time I order a part/model, and never own the printer.  Sort of like renting.  I can afford the printer (I see some resin printers now going for less than 300 bucks).

As far as filament printers, I see one advertised as a Siloutte printer.  Not sure if it is by the company that makes the vinyl cutters, but looking into it.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Faux fisherman on Monday, March 16, 2020 8:04 AM

I have the Monoprice resin printer as well as an FDM printer. The Monoprice printer has been running a lot since Christmas and prints amazing detail and the parts look injection molded I am very happy with it.

Drawing parts to be printed is a skill that needs to be learned however but I feel it's time well spent.

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Posted by Faux fisherman on Monday, March 16, 2020 1:10 PM

1/72 scale Phalanx from my resin printer.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, March 16, 2020 1:26 PM

Don Stauffer

 

 
Pawel

Hello Rob!

A resin printer sure is a cool thing - but as I wrote many times here, I don't think buying a 3D printer is the best investment for most of the modellers. The time and money needed to set up and run one would be much better spent learning to draw in 3D, to develop 3D models and have them printed somwhere where they already have nice professional 3D printers set up and waiting to use the machine time.

As for the 3D print technology - it already is changing the game. Look how many resin conversion sets are cast from a 3D printed masters...

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

 

 

 

I am certainly starting to practice 3D CAD.  But I am doing so because I want my own printer.  Yes, it is an expense, but if I use it enough I will end up with the printer.  Whereas, if I pay someone else I have to pay a price which has to include in part, the price they pay for their machine, and keep paying such a premium each time I order a part/model, and never own the printer.  Sort of like renting.  I can afford the printer (I see some resin printers now going for less than 300 bucks).

As far as filament printers, I see one advertised as a Siloutte printer.  Not sure if it is by the company that makes the vinyl cutters, but looking into it.

 

 

Yes, it is the same company, but I have seen some bad reviews on it.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, March 16, 2020 3:47 PM

Hello Don!

Don Stauffer

 Hello Rob!

A resin printer sure is a cool thing - but as I wrote many times here, I don't think buying a 3D printer is the best investment for most of the modellers. The time and money needed to set up and run one would be much better spent learning to draw in 3D, to develop 3D models and have them printed somwhere where they already have nice professional 3D printers set up and waiting to use the machine time.

As for the 3D print technology - it already is changing the game. Look how many resin conversion sets are cast from a 3D printed masters...

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

 

 

 

I am certainly starting to practice 3D CAD.  But I am doing so because I want my own printer.  Yes, it is an expense, but if I use it enough I will end up with the printer.  Whereas, if I pay someone else I have to pay a price which has to include in part, the price they pay for their machine, and keep paying such a premium each time I order a part/model, and never own the printer.  Sort of like renting.  I can afford the printer (I see some resin printers now going for less than 300 bucks).

As far as filament printers, I see one advertised as a Siloutte printer.  Not sure if it is by the company that makes the vinyl cutters, but looking into it.

 

 

That's the thing - we're talking about the difference between what a 300$ and a 100 000$ printer can do here...

I respect your decision and your way of thinking, but wouldn't you agree that it wouldn't be the smartest to spend any serious money on a printer that would be used only every now and then? It's a wholly different thing with investing in a skill - that you always carry with you and can use it in many sometimes surprising ways!

Good luck with your projects and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:09 AM

The Eiffel tower I saw at a recent club meeting was great!  I would be happy with the quality of that $3oo printer.  The reason I want a resin printer is so I can make aftermarket (or parts for a scratchbuild project - I do a lot of scratch models.  I like to model less popular subjects (commercial or private aircraft and ships, less that successful aircraft, etc).  I don't find much aftermarket stuff for those.

I can build drying booths and spray booths that other folks would pay $300 bucks for, but I think a 3D printer is a bit out of my league.  I learned 2D CAD on my own, so I am confident that I can learn 3D.  So I am willing to pay a reasonable amount for a printer.  I am also trying to develope an easier way to make my own photoetch.  I have the Micro Mark kit but is a LOT of work to make a fret from their kit, plus it is limited in fret size.

For someone who only builds the most popular kits, a printer may not be a good investment, but for oddball guys like me I think they will be a godsend.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Faux fisherman on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:26 AM
My $200 resin printer works fantastic, my Ender 3 works great as well but won't do small parts in plastic modeling scales. I am lucky to have a 40w laser and if I had to give up the laser or the printer it would be a tough choice. My laser uses HPGL and works just like a Windows printer super simple and cuts styrene great.
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  • From: Florida, USA
Posted by Niko on Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:45 AM

I just purchased a $250 resin 3D printer on Amazon a few weeks ago. I cannot be happier with my decision. With the printer, I made a full interior for a 1/72 KV-2 and it looks super cool. I am able to make parts I could never find after-market and it is much cheaper. Resin parts cost me cents. Yes, there is a learning curve but it's really not as bad as people make it to be. Even if you don't make models yourself, there are plenty free out on the internet and if you can't find what you need, let me know and I will be happy to work with you.

"The farther back you look, the farther forward you are likely to see." - Winston Churchill

IN PRODUCTION:

Trumpeter KV-2 1940 1/72

Tamiya Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind 1/48

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:05 AM

Niko

I just purchased a $250 resin 3D printer on Amazon a few weeks ago. I cannot be happier with my decision. With the printer, I made a full interior for a 1/72 KV-2 and it looks super cool. I am able to make parts I could never find after-market and it is much cheaper. Resin parts cost me cents. Yes, there is a learning curve but it's really not as bad as people make it to be. Even if you don't make models yourself, there are plenty free out on the internet and if you can't find what you need, let me know and I will be happy to work with you.

 

I hope you right about the learning curve. I recently downloaded a copy of Fusion 360 and starting to learn 3D CAD.  I learned 2D CAD decades ago and it went well, but I remember in college 3D descriptive geometry went bad for me- I flunked all the tests and exercises :-(

 

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Seabrook, TX
Posted by Axemanwb on Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:00 AM
I found that my local library has 3d printers. Now if they would open up again :)

William 'Axeman' Hawes

In Progress: 1966 Ford Mustang 1:1

'Just' Completed: Testors P-51 1:48

 

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Posted by JimC2020 on Friday, February 19, 2021 7:17 PM

I'm curious about this. I'm probably close to expert level at 3D modeling so I feel comfortable modeling pretty much anything. I've been thinking about getting the Phrozen Mini 4K to make things like cockpits and other parts at home to enhance an existing kit. It seems like it could handle this ok, anyone have any experience with this? Or recommend something else?

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