: Dear all
: thx for the discussion on that matter and
: that you generally like our models.
: As it was written, SW refuses to print
: thinner layers for e.g. masts because the
: material FUD / FXD is much better for smal
: Details on the models (Better than WSF) but
: in the same time it is much more sensitive
: and will break when you clips / cut it out
: of the frame.
: You are also correct when you say that there
: are other 3D Printers who could print in
: thinner layers and of cause we did a
: "market research" but we have 2
: issues in that case: we would have to change
: the wayy of designing our 3 D CADs and learn
: it in another way and the costs would raise
: extremly. For the Katori it would mean that
: we would have to offer it for more than 100
: EUR. We really think it is not worth to
: change everthing we have build up yet.
: Pls have in mind that there are also normal
: Producers in different Qualities, especially
: with the mast or derricks. That is not only
: a critic Point for 3D models, you also could
: discuss that in the same way with metal
: models. But nobody does it because it is
: common and well excepted.
: At the moment, it seems to be the fate of 3D
: models that alot of aspects are discussed on
: them but not on metal ones.
: For the moment, Stephan and me are happy
: with our models and in the time of no new
: releases from e.g. Navis / Neptun and an
: uncertain future of Optatus Berlin, we are
: of the opinion that our models are a Support
: for our Hobby and will help to keep it
: Maybe you could have more an eye on that and
: not so much on the thickness of our masts
: which hardly could be seen in your display
: cases :)
: So happy collecting and many greetings form
: --Previous Message--
: Kevin and Christian:
: I saw the printed model at Paul's home at
: the last NorCal SMSC meeting. I can verify
: that this particular model was a kit, with,
: as Kevin says, the parts included on
: "sprues" inside the hollow hull.
: Paul did an amazing job with this model, and
: I am, as always, highly awed with his work!
: Don Andrews
: The Andrews Shipyard
: --Previous Message--
: Couldn't the masts be printed separately?
: completed a number of Shapeways printed
: models from various makers where parts were
: printed separately. The Fort Drum I'm
: working on has the turrets, crane, and some
: other small parts *inside* the main casting
: sort of on 'sprues'. Not sure how this is
: done but it appears to work well.
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