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Old 09-01-2016, 23:22   #46
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Re: Bow plate looks "scary"

That casting is done...it is an accident waiting to happen. I urge you to remove it. If you can find someone who works in stainless, have them make a new one from stainless steel plates.
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One word: 3-d printer.
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Besides not making much sense, that is at least two words...

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Getting a bit juvenile.
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Re: Bow plate looks "scary"

Yes, I know Jim....'that's your opinion and you're entitled to it" ...seems it's your favourite retort.
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Well...not only that 99.9% of 3D printers are polymer. The metal ones are ungodly expensive.
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Well...not only that 99.9% of 3D printers are polymer. The metal ones are ungodly expensive.

And i may be completely wrong, but I thought the metallic output of the printers was extremely brittle


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Re: Bow plate looks "scary"

"One word" was simply a feeble attempt at humor. I was watching Leno's Garage the other day & he explained how they had a replacement part for an antique car made using a 3D printer. As I understand it the part was scanned & then the mold was made by the printer. The part was then cast using the mold & the cost was just a few hundred dollars. If you can find a foundry using 3d printers to create molds it appears that that would be the most cost effective way of having the part reproduced. Another option would be to have the part scanned & then reproduced in an aluminum alloy using a CNC router although I would much prefer a bronze casting.

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