German 77mm FK 96 n/A - 3D printed model

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German 77mm FK 96 n/A - 3D printed model

Post by EPOCH3 » 30 Mar 2016 22:25

Just a few shots of a little project that I did for a friend who has an interest in WWI.

This German 77mm FK 96 n/A was done in 1/32nd scale.

Pictures show some low res shots of the two kits worth of parts that were printed.

I created a sprue to connect the smaller parts together - printing them as
one part saves quite a bit on cost.

These were printed at Shapeways which now have a nice feature that allows the user
to scale a model right on the web site - so while these were done in 1/32nd, they
could have just as easily been done in larger/smaller scales as well.

Happy Modeling.....
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Re: German 77mm FK 96 n/A - 3D printed model

Post by EPOCH3 » 07 May 2016 13:29

Here is a picture of the mini-sprue I made for the sight mechanism, arm with splinter shield aperture covers.
These parts are very small so I just stuffed qty 4 together to give it some size so that it can be handled easier.
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Re: German 77mm FK 96 n/A - 3D printed model

Post by Green_Acorn » 28 May 2016 18:43

I am a long time visitor and new member. That is a very nice model, are they available on Shapeways?

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Re: German 77mm FK 96 n/A - 3D printed model

Post by Christoffer » 29 Jul 2016 07:00

Splendid 3D model of German Canon.

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Re: German 77mm FK 96 n/A - 3D printed model

Post by Hauptmann Holston » 29 Jul 2016 16:16

How hard is it to make a model by 3D printing? I would love to get into 3D model printing. When they first came out I said to myself "I could print a teterach, archer, luchts, leapord, T50, Todi,...ect. All the thing that at the time had not been made.
Oh, and of course very fine work on the 77mm cannons Epoch3! But seriously how do you do it?
"Tanks"
Herr Heer Holston

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Re: German 77mm FK 96 n/A - 3D printed model

Post by cgandy » 15 Sep 2016 08:28

Hello Hauptmann,
3d printing is very interesting. There are various techniques like SLS, SLM, etc. which use laser for 3d printing. These techniques give high resolution and accuracy. But as 3d printers are very expensive, it is not possible to buy it. There are few companies which provide 3d printing services. You can try this out for 3d printing services.

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Re: German 77mm FK 96 n/A - 3D printed model

Post by EPOCH3 » 17 Sep 2016 15:23

Hi - in response to a previous post. You might want to check out https://www.3dhubs.com

3Dhubs is a very nice idea where people with 3D printers (many who are local to your locale) sign up and make their printers available to you. You upload a file and you then get quotes from as many people as you want. You can often select material, color and even the types of printers you want to use. I used this to get samples from several printers to do quality evaluations on them (before spending a bunch of money). If you are doing only a few parts and want an alternative to shapeways for example, 3D Hubs is something you might want to consider. I usually get parts back from a 3D Hubs job in 2-3 days which is better than the 2-3 weeks using shapeways. Note: Shapeways still offers more choices in material all in one place which is convenient but for me they are losing their edge because of the longer turn around time and they are usually more expensive.

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