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Oh Sorry Manfred, I didn't catch the question part of that post so didn't realize you were looking for an answer. As for the print it anyway, I have used it a few times to test out a part and it's a handy feature. BUT I believe it's only reserved to designers and can't be used by someone buying the part so it only helps for items printed for themselves. As for the printing it flat, that sounds logical to me from a cleanup point of view. I haven't really printed or uploaded anything since they started allowing designers to dictate the print orientation. I'm glad they added that feature. I agree it would be much easier to sand the bottom of the treads so wax build up etc... isn't even an issue. One could even maybe add a slight amount of material that is designed to be sanded away so it can settle into the correct thickness. That's how we design our steel dies for the company I work for, we always have grind stock on critical surfaces that can be smoothed out and polished later.

 

I have to say, the work going on here, both in 3D computer land and of course Manfred scratch-build land is just incredible. I wish I could have the time, resources and talent to put this much into a build. I'm continually blown away. Keep it up!

 

Bill

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Thanks Bill for your comment.  :worship:

 

For about four weeks, I'm already haggling with them back and forth, whereby one can lose enthusiasm for this 3D matter. But that shows once again that they still consider themselves the greatest. :woot.gif:

That's why I can understand well when you print your stuff yourself.

 

BTW, I think the roughness of the treads is not a problem, because the treads on the original crawler are also roughened by the gravel on the Crawler way and  look slightly grainy.

 

But let's see what the 52 Set-Flat Ori looks like, if it's okay, I can order the remaining seven sets. 

SW said: Only when a model was printed before, they skip the checking process. up040577.gif

 

 

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22 hours ago, niart17 said:

I have to say, the work going on here, both in 3D computer land and of course Manfred scratch-build land is just incredible.

 

I visit a few other forums here on ARC and nobody else is delving into 3D like you guys are ... I agree with you 100% Bill! ... INCREDIBLE is the word!

 

Pete

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I can also only pull off my hat to these 3D artists here. hi.gif

 

If I could program 3D models, I would also buy me a printer and print some parts.  up045518.gif

 

But it also works differently, top.gif only for special things, I would not want going without it, especially since Joe is such a gifted 3D modeler. up040577.gif 

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Hello everybody,

 

today, the 52 Set-Flat Ori (FUD) came as if there had never been any problems with printability. i5684_no2.gif Unbelievable, but SW is really unpredictable ... analintruder.gif 

 

And I must say, the set not only looks good, but even better than the previous two sets with the upright standing shoes. speak_cool.gif

 

Here is the top side of the set, right next to it, the three connected shoes from the previous 20 FUD set.

 

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And here the bottom side with a view of the treads, which feel a bit rougher, but which is explainable, since they were touched by the support wax, but which is not a problem. But the top and side surfaces are smoother because they were not in contact with the wax. top.gif

 

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And if one looks carefully, cant-believe-my-eyes-smiley-emoticon.gif one can even see the small holes (Ø 0,2 mm), although not on all shoes, but one could even drill out them, if it should be, although they later are hardly visible anyway. smiley215.gif  

 

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Here's a little closer view.

 

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And so I will seize the moment and order a further seven sets, wherewith I would then come on the required 456 Track shoes, but I will still order additionally a further Set of 20 to be on the safe side.  up040577.gif

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Hey thanks guys!  Hi Manfred,  I don't know how you managed to get them printed.  I was quite certain Shapeways wouldn't print them until the walls were modified like Bill mentioned.   I was ready to suggest joining the Photon club : )   The track shoes look great!

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Hi Joe,

and thanks once more for your fantastic 3D modeling job. 00003423.gif

As you see, nothing is impossible, sometimes one has to take full risks and to play vabanque, analintruder.gif according to the motto: Nothing ventured, nothing gainedtop.gif

 

This was an inner inspiration, what should already happen? smiley215.gif In the worst case it could be rejected, so what? up035091.gif

 

And luckily it worked, in the meantime the remaining seven Sets of 52-Flat Ori are In Productionup040577.gif

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Those track shoes look ... Impressive ... most Impressive!  :punk:

 

crackerjazz, your 3D work is terrific and Manfred your patience with Shapeways is enviable!

Your experience with them, displayed here, shows us all the unpredictability of the product. I guess they're learning the limitations and capabilities of their printers too.

Looks like a WIN / WIN situation!

 

Pete

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Thanks Pete, :worship:

 

well, that was a great coup, with which I surprised SWspeak_cool.gif

 

Hopefully the odyssey with the Intertank will also end well, so keep your fingers crossed. JC_doubleup.gif 

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Hello everybody,

 

the Set of 20 is already on the way, and of the remaining seven Sets of 52 six are already printed, only the last one is missing, which is why the shipment will hopefully follow soon. up040577.gif

 

And thus the Crawler would be almost finished already ... 00000016.gif

 

P.S.: Your Shapeways shipment is on its way! smiley250.gif

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Hello friends,

 

although I have already experienced some things, Shapeways still has some surprises in store. shocked.gif

 

Today came the already announced Set of 20 Flat Ori (FXD). But after I unpacked it, I could not believe my eyes. cant-believe-my-eyes-smiley-emoticon.gif 

 

Because that was not the Track Shoe-Set I ordered,

 

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Source: shapeways.com (Crackerjazz)

 

but any other one with little mini parts, eek.gif

 

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what of course I've immediately complained. up043952.gif

 

Mitchell Jetten (SW) but immediately apologized in return:

 

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear we shipped the wrong model to you.

I have raised a complaint (CT-48214) ticket right away and asked our production team to reprint the correct model as soon as possible. verlegen.gif

 

There are also less beautiful wonders by SW ... up040577.gif

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It's a heavy tank this platform, aint it 🙂 

Man, this build is going on so wonderfully! The "Tank Odyssay". 😜 I cannot imagine what would be the situation with the shuttle's white plates coverage on the top... drybrushing or decals or some sort of texturizing or... can't wait! Let's get it on!

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Hello everybody,

 

today, Shapeways' big Track Shoe delivery arrived with the seven Sets of 52, which of course were immediately unpacked. top.gif

 

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And these are the total of 456 shoes for the Crawler. The new sets look well, though there are small differences in quality between the sets, as one can see on the two encircled sets, which should be due to different thorough after-treatment/cleaning. rolleyes.gif

 

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But that is no problem, i5684_no2.gif because I will try anyway, to let the sets being cleaned professionally again in the Dental laboratory, as usual.

 

And the replacement delivery with the Set of 20 (FXD), which had been interconverted, is already on the way.  speak_cool.gif 

 

For the connecting bolts, I've also still found a suitable solution, for which I would use instead of the insect needles (Ø 0,3 mm) now Nickel silver rods (Ø 0,4 mm), which  fit closely through the Pin lug holes

 

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And with a length of 7 mm per bolt comes together a total length of more than 3 m , which would correspond to 11 rods à 30 cm, which I will still reorder soon. up040577.gif

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