[NTLK] messagepad 3D models?

Charles Mangin option8-newton at option8.com
Fri Aug 3 13:39:13 EDT 2012

Matthias, take a look at this link: 

you can now get objects 3D printed using metallic powder instead of plastic :)


On Aug 3, 2012, at 3:18 AM, Matthias Melcher wrote:
> Machining stainless steel is quite tough and expensive. A single case would easily cost 500 Euros or more! Aluminum is cheaper, but also quite tough to work with. There are machinable plastic that cold be used, but I don;t think you'd be able to get anything made for under 200 Euros - uness you know someone with a CNC machine and a lot of time on his hands.
> The RepRap is limited in the size of objects it can create. It has two materials available: ABS is tough, but wraps in the heat. There is little precision in this process. PLA is much better, but it also feels quite different and dissolves over time (it's made from Corn Starch)
> Matthias

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