(Topic ID: 177386)

3D Printing Company Reccomendations?


By heatwave

2 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 13 posts
  • 7 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 2 years ago by HHaase
  • Topic is favorited by 3 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

No games have been linked to this topic.

    Topic Gallery

    There have been 4 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

    gear (resized).jpg
    IMG_3931 (resized).JPG
    Space Gun Flyer (resized).jpg
    IMG_3929 (resized).JPG

    You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider desertt1.
    Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

    #4 2 years ago

    Does that gear drive a chain? It looks like it from the shape of the teeth.

    That was likely made from Nylon, which is a lot tougher than ABS and PLA (what most printers use for material), so I would pick Nylon or a metal for a suitable replacement.

    Recreating that in CAD wouldn't be too tough. I would go with Alumide from Shapeways. http://www.shapeways.com/materials/metallic-plastic?li=nav Either that or steel. More expensive, but more durable.

    #10 2 years ago

    SLS and extrusion methods are two very different ways to print. SLS printers cost 10's or 100's of thousands of dollars and extrusions styles are a lot cheaper. Extrusion melts layers of material on top of other layers. SLS uses a laser to sinter (fuse) powders of that material together. The biggest differences are the standard surface finishes, SLS being much better, and that extrusion prints are very weak in the direction of the layers.

    Shapeways does SLS, the other linked store looks like an extrusion style makerbot printer. Pinball Life and Mezel Mods do extrusion based printing as well, which is most of the reason why they don't do anything for me as far as wanting them.

    Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
    $ 229.99
    Lighting - Other
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    From: $ 16.95
    $ 5,599.00
    Pinball Machine
    Classic Game Rooms
    $ 7,599.00
    Pinball Machine
    Little Shop Of Games
    $ 44.95
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    PinBoss Mods
    $ 5,799.00
    Pinball Machine
    Little Shop Of Games
    $ 200.00
    Lighting - Interactive
    Professor Pinball
    $ 22.00
    Electronics
    Yorktown Parts and Equip
    $ 15.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Pinball Haus
    $ 50.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Just 3D Mods
    From: $ 24.00
    $ 69.99
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 24.95
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ULEKstore
    $ 229.99
    Lighting - Other
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 239.99
    Lighting - Led
    PinballBulbs
    $ 199.99
    $ 24.95
    Playfield - Decals
    Hookedonpinball.com
    $ 159.99
    Lighting - Other
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 69.99
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 19.95
    $ 9.95
    $ 104.00
    Boards
    nvram.weebly.com

    You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider desertt1.
    Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

    Hey there! Got a moment?

    Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside