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l would find a 3d printer that I can rent (or use because I'm a alumnus)  Don't need to get a less capable printer to use at home.

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10 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 24, 2019

 

Do you already have or plan on getting a 3D printer?

nope I subcontract this out.    My library has a makerspace with a printer,  and my wife is in the same department.  I have printed a lot of 3d terrain, and they have only failed once.  

 

On 1/22/2019 at 8:37 PM, Corsair said:

Question for January 23, 2019

 

Dog or Cat?

 Cat.   currently mine is 19. 

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11 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 24, 2019

 

Do you already have or plan on getting a 3D printer?

Not yet, it's definitely a "next 5 years" hobby goal. But we got a couple house projects that need completed first.

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11 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 24, 2019

 

Do you already have or plan on getting a 3D printer?

I would love one, but at this point it's a long-term plan.  Maybe in the next 3-5 years.  I'm not sure there would be room left for the wife and the kids in the house if I was able to print up stuff on demand...  :ph34r:

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11 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 24, 2019

 

Do you already have or plan on getting a 3D printer?

 

No but want one really badly. Not so much for making minis but for terrain and accessories. Now that you can get an Ender 3 for under $300 canadian it's very tempting. The only things holding me back are the wife's grumbling about the space it'll take up, I think I need a new laptop worse and that my finances haven't been great. I could afford it but just feel guilty about spending that much on hobby stuff right now. There's no doubt I'll get one eventually but I'm holding off a bit.

 

11 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

I toy with the idea of getting one.  The biggest thing holding me back is the sneaking suspicioun that it would get used briefly, then sit around collecting dust.

 

This is a serious concern of mine too. It wouldn't be the first time that's happened with something I've bought. But it would still be nice for the times I did want it.

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11 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 24, 2019

 

Do you already have or plan on getting a 3D printer?

 

No, and probably.  At some future point I may decide to embrace zBrush and computer sculpting and jewelry design.  If and when I do that, then yes, I would also get a 3D printer capable of rendering my designs for casting.

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10 hours ago, paintybeard said:

They sound like a good idea if you want to make a hundred repeats of one figure. But I want a hundred different figures...

TBH, if you want 100 or more of the same figure, you're better off using traditional methods like resin or pewter. 

3D printers are better for short run and one off stuff. 

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12 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 24, 2019

 

Do you already have or plan on getting a 3D printer?

 

I don't have one, and have no active plans, but I assume I will have one eventually.

 

Let's say, not in the next two years.

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20 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

TBH, if you want 100 or more of the same figure, you're better off using traditional methods like resin or pewter. 

3D printers are better for short run and one off stuff. 

 

I didn't realise that.                      

Not the first time I've voiced an opinion on something I obviously know nothing about.::D:

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12 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 24, 2019

 

Do you already have or plan on getting a 3D printer?

Yes, but not for a while. Let the technophiles overpay for underperformance. I'll jump in when the price is commoditized and quality is sufficient for my needs.

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6 minutes ago, paintybeard said:

 

I didn't realise that.                      

To be fair though, just because traditional methods are better for mass production than 3d printers are, that doesn't mean people don't use their 3d printers for "mass production".  Especially for niche items, such as our hobby uses.  For many of us, the investment of the time the printer takes gives a better return than laying out cash for finished pieces, or messing about with things like resin casting. 

I've spent the last three weeks printing nothing but various pieces from a modular ruins set I found on Thingiverse so I could build myself some ruins.  Took a lot of time on the printer, but total cost to me was about $30 for what will be a table full of ruins.  Had I purchased them in resin, it would have been $100s.  Had I hand built them all, it would have taken me at least as much time as my printer took - this way, the printer did most of the work for me while I was being "productive", leaving me to just assemble and paint.  And there are projects like OpenForge, which allow people to basically print their own Dungeon Forge like pieces, which means a lot of "mass production."

But where the printer has really shined for me is being able to manufacture solutions to little problems, such as quickly designing and printing custom brackets for the blinds in my office, or risers for a kitchen dish rack my wife has. 

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13 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 24, 2019

 

Do you already have or plan on getting a 3D printer?

Have used shapeways, have no place I could reasonably set up a 3d printer. 

Don't even have a 2d printer

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2 hours ago, Rahz said:

I would love one, but at this point it's a long-term plan.  Maybe in the next 3-5 years.  I'm not sure there would be room left for the wife and the kids in the house if I was able to print up stuff on demand...  :ph34r:

Maybe you could print them their own house then. ::D:

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14 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 24, 2019

 

Do you already have or plan on getting a 3D printer?

I plan on buying a 3D printer sometime in the future.  It's not currently planned for this year.

 

If I actually played games with people, it might be higher on the priority list.

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19 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Maybe you could print them their own house then. ::D:

 

Which is actually happening.

In the Netherlands companies are already printing out building materials.

 

 

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