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[Looking4] 3D CAD printing and production services


#1

Hi,

I’m a jeweler/hobbyist actually looking for a telecommuting entry
level Rhino/Matrix gig as well - check my site out at

I need a reasonably-priced, beginner friendly place to print my.stl’s
at preferably in NYC. Please e-mail me if you know of anywhere. I
prefer professional, reputable places because I want them to have
some kind of responsibility towards keeping my files safe. I guess
the best place to look is in NYC, I get there often enough. I like
the guy I have in Pittsburgh but he doesn’t do mold making.

Let me know.
Thanks,
Aviva Fort


#2

Aviva,

Try this link to Best Cast…they are just across the river in NJ.
Ask for Bobo and tell him I sent you.

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/dr

Russ Hyder
The Jewelry CAD Institute


#3

Hi Aviva,

I can’t help with the name of a 3D printer company, but I recently
visited a school here in UK which was in the middle of assembling a
3D printer kit from rapmanusa http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/du

which they had just purchased. It assembles into a proper small 3D
printer and I would think it would pay for itself pretty quickly if
you have a lot of small items to print.

Regards, Gary Wooding


#4
I recently visited a school here in UK which was in the middle of
assembling a 3D printer kit from rapmanusa
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/du 

Gary, printers like this are not suitable for most (any?) jewelry as
the resolution is way too coarse.

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


#5
Gary, printers like this are not suitable for most (any?) jewelry
as the resolution is way too coarse. 

Indeed. There’s a reason why a SolidScape printer is $25K. Even at
the price of the Rapman unit you can grow a lot of wax from a service
bureau at $3 to $10 per hour.


#6
There's a reason why a SolidScape printer is $25K. Even at the
price of the Rapman unit you can grow a lot of wax from a service
bureau at $3 to $10 per hour. 

Actually I don’t really consider the SolidScape to be all that great
either, the surface quality is still rather rough. It is lightyears
better than the Rapman but still requires a lot of finish work to
get acceptable surfaces.

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts