Zloyduh Posted December 20, 2022 Share Posted December 20, 2022 (edited) I've seen this topic come up in the previous round of BOG and this time as well. Let's have a constructive conversation about it. In Short: I believe 3D printed stuff should be allowed in BOG. However, we should come up with rules and standards for it. In Long: The first time I've participated in BOG, I didn't have much else to offer than 3D printed stuff. I knew I was most likely going to trade my 3D printed stuff for professionally made things. I took time going over my options. I took even more time and effort to print the stuff that I chose. Some of that stuff did not come out well. I kept trying, but a few things there.. I just couldn't get them printed out well. So I had to drop them. Nevertheless, I ended up throwing in lots of stuff that I felt very confident about at the time. As I was the last in the chain, I did not get any feedback on the stuff that I put in during that round. The next round came and a lot of negativity was spoken out against the 3D printed stuff. So I decided to wait it out and see what happens to the 3D printed stuff that I put in. I kept an eye on the photo/chatter thread. And what do you know? My stuff was picked out a turn after turn. So that proved to me that 3D printed stuff is great as long as you keep it to a standard. At this point, I probably sound like I'm full of my self... I totally understand where the negativity comes from. I see 3D printed stuff in these boxes that are clearly failed prints: limbs, weapons, ears did not come out right. Squished bases. This is the biggest problem in my opinion. If your 3D print is not good for you, then it's not good for anyone else. Let's make this one a rule #1. Another problem is brittleness. Over-curing is the problem here. And maybe the resin that you chose. But for this one, it's very individual. All depends on the printer and the resin you have. Make sure your stuff does not break if you drop it from 3 feet high to a carpet floor. I'll stop here for now. Please voice your opinion here. If you've already done so in a separate thread, please bring it over here. Cheers! ~Z Edited December 20, 2022 by Zloyduh 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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