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Old 09 September 2012   #1
Need 3d printing service at hight resolution

Hi to all.
I need a 3d printing service at hight resolution. I must print some character but the measure is very little, about 3 cm from foot to eyes line, also the models have very little details, (from cad measure the little detail is about 0.20 mm). So I need some machine at high resolution. Does Anyone know some company with work with these requisite?
 
Old 09 September 2012   #2
These guys are specialized in character prints:
http://www.ownage.com/
example: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafaelgrampa/3342104738/
Their site contains little information, but it's probably worth a shot to email them.

Otherwise, shapeways offers a UV cured option that can resolve very fine details:
http://www.shapeways.com/materials/frosted-detail
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Old 09 September 2012   #3
thanks for your reply, the first one (ownage) seems actualy moved from the old site.

Shapeways... I think is the most famous 3d printing servince, but I have doubts about detail quality ( I see they are more concetrated onto simple shape)
 
Old 09 September 2012   #4
Shapeways has quality issues, the printer they use is really good but they often end up with errors that lead to poor print quality.
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Old 09 September 2012   #5
Materialise, best we've tried of a bunch.

http://www.materialise.be/ (b2b)
http://i.materialise.com/ (consumer)
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Old 09 September 2012   #6
Thanks to all guys.

i-materialise is now under work, so cannot see or contact

about shapeways, the sorface of their products seem bad, not so smooth like I need.

Here an example of miniature prototyped in 3d:
 
Old 09 September 2012   #7
What you want is a 3D Printer aimed at "Jewelry Design" or "Dental/Hearing Aid Design". Those tend to have the highest resolution.

Maybe you should identify 3D Printers that fit your resolution/quality requirement. Like this one from Zcorp:

http://www.zcorp.com/en/Products/3D...-850/spage.aspx

or Objet:

http://objet.com/industries/hearing-aid

or

http://printin3d.com/solutions/jewelry

Then find a 3D Printing Service that uses those printers.

In particular, Google for 3D Printers aimed specifically at "Jewelry Design". Those have the highest small-detail capability.

In other words, Google for things like "3D Printer Jewelry", and you'll find machines with the highest micro-detail capability for making small, yet highly detailed objects.

Then all you have to do is find a 3D Printing shop that has those machines...

Hope this helps...

Last edited by DePaint : 09 September 2012 at 05:27 PM.
 
Old 09 September 2012   #8
Thanks for your advices.
I will try.
 
Old 09 September 2012   #9
Lewis Evans from PD Models started THIS thread a while ago. Might be another option.
 
Old 09 September 2012   #10
Ciuccio,
Your 3d print sample pic looks like it was printed with a Envisiontec printer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UDhk5Irsgk&feature=plcp
 
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