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Started by anson, Sep 28, 2016, 04:06 pm

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anson

Sep 28, 2016, 04:06 pm Last Edit: Mar 16, 2018, 11:14 am by Scarfwearer
Hello folks,

A couple of my Tardis models are available as STL downloads on Thingiverse - the Brachaki is offered as a single piece which is altered but accurate.
There's also my Met box model which is super accurate - it's also a kit.

Links;
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1795664
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1795356


Cheers,

Anson

galacticprobe

Thank you so much, Anson! It's very kind of you to share those files with everyone. I know the Brachacki Original fans (like me) will love it. And your Met Box files should make both the Met Box fans and historians, as well as the Cushing Box fans very happy since the two are very close in appearance.

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Bob's your Uncle

Hi Anson,
I know next to nothing about 3D printing, so I've got a couple of questions.
How much would this cost to have printed?
What kind of companies do 3D printing?
Do these files only work on certain 3D printers?


Thanks,
Greg.


"Listen. All I have to do is dive into another dimension, find the time traveler, help her escape the monster, get home before the entire dimension collapses, and Bob's your Uncle."

'Hide'  S07 E09

anson

Hello Greg,

3D printed items from the likes of "Shapeways" is still quite expensive, this is due to the time it takes to print and the fact that prints don't always come out as planned.
However, the Chinese are now producing sub £300 machines - there are now a growing number of  owners out there.

It's still time consuming but the materials are cheap.

These files will print on anything.

Anson

The14thDr

There is also a website called 3D Hubs, which finds people nearby who own a 3D printer (called "hubs"). I have found 3D Hubs to be a cheaper option that Shapeways, and the postage is often a lot less.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards, The14thDr :D
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

galacticprobe

Another place to check, Greg, is your local library. Libraries in my area are acquiring 3-D printers and making them available to the public (or at least a member of that library if you've got one of their library cards) for free printing. And yeah, it takes a while depending on what you're printing - I think my son said it took three days for him to print out the full-scale lightsaber he'd designed for the library's booth at the Tidewater Comicon last year. But with the scale these TARDISes are measured at, they shouldn't take too much time.

I'll see if my son can print out one of the TARDISes and have him tell me how long it took... unless someone beats me to it.

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

anson

These models can take anything from a few hours to a day to print, it all comes down to settings and the speed of your printer.
Slower prints with a fine layer look a lot better but they take a LOT longer.

I'm in the process of printing one of the doors on the Met box,  it's at medium quality settings - my software is telling me that it'll take 3 hours and 40 minutes.


This is a medium quality print of  a window, it took an hour;
20161001_141525_zps9veg5zx3.jpg

Sofia Fox

This is cool but I dont own a 3D printer and there are WOW expensive
Sofia, the infrequent builder and forumer.

galacticprobe

Tigerman, see my post above to Greg (Bob's your Uncle) about checking with your local library. You may have free printing available to you.

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Sofia Fox

Sofia, the infrequent builder and forumer.

anson

Quote from: TigerMan1995 on Oct 02, 2016, 03:50 am
This is cool but I dont own a 3D printer and there are WOW expensive


Got mine for less than £300.


Sofia Fox

I dont live in the Uk but its 387 dollars for me but im not paying that im 13 god dang it
Sofia, the infrequent builder and forumer.

lorisarvendu

I work at a UK University with an Art & Design department and an Architectural department.  Both of which have several 3D printers.  If you have a friend at a local college or Uni, might be worth asking them.

anson

Quote from: TigerMan1995 on Oct 03, 2016, 02:45 am
I dont live in the Uk but its 387 dollars for me but im not paying that im 13 god dang it


in fairness, I don't normally have £300 spare myself!

Sofia Fox

is something wrong with that top link, I click it and it has a funky late 90s esque 3d animation saying error 404, you have reached...i closed the tab because this wasn't I was expecting...
Sofia, the infrequent builder and forumer.