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Old 03-28-2014, 11:58 AM   #41
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I would think that this would lend itself to a "mail order" business. You could send in the CAD file via the internet and receive the model via USPS given that the parts are small and light.(snip)
I hope soon I can find a local service bureau that will do 3-D printing. I have a beautiful old Parian-ware vase that belonged to my grandmother. There's a huge chip in one side of the vase, but I think enough left on the other side to make it possible to re-create the missing piece. I'd need a service that can scan the vase, create the CAD file for the missing piece, and print it out.
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I hope soon I can find a local service bureau that will do 3-D printing. I have a beautiful old Parian-ware vase that belonged to my grandmother. There's a huge chip in one side of the vase, but I think enough left on the other side to make it possible to re-create the missing piece. I'd need a service that can scan the vase, create the CAD file for the missing piece, and print it out.
Last year, Staples announced in store 3D printer service. By now, others may have the service, too. If you haven't, it'd be worth checking out.
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Last year, Staples announced in store 3D printer service. By now, others may have the service, too. If you haven't, it'd be worth checking out.
I was at an Office Depot to drop off a package the other day and they had a promotion about their 3D printing. There was a printer along with what I assume were printed stuff -- toys and chess pieces.

I'm curious now, so with 3D printers can one make an object from an object? Or would you need a 3D scanner, I guess, then have the printer read the scanned object?
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I was at an Office Depot to drop off a package the other day and they had a promotion about their 3D printing. There was a printer along with what I assume were printed stuff -- toys and chess pieces.

I'm curious now, so with 3D printers can one make an object from an object? Or would you need a 3D scanner, I guess, then have the printer read the scanned object?
You do need a 3D scanner to copy an existing object, unless you want to draw it all up yourself. But there are some cheap scanners as well.
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You do need a 3D scanner to copy an existing object, unless you want to draw it all up yourself. But there are some cheap scanners as well.
Thx. I'm sure one you get a printer and scanner, there's all sorts of things to make which you never came to mind in the first place.
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