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Old 02-19-2016, 02:00 AM
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Hi Guys
Ive seen quite a few bucks built which look great, just thinking of making one up by getting a 3D scan of the part.
Is 3D a good way to go in your opinion? So basically getting the part 3D scanned then slicing the scan in several pieces, then these slices can be made into a paper template which can be transferred to timber.
I'm thinking of doing this, I am waiting for a quote to come back to see how much it will be for scanned slices but I think it would save a crap load of time.... I think.

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Old 02-19-2016, 03:41 AM
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Bart,
Make sure you can get the format in something you can print out if you want full scale printing.

I recently bought 3D slices for a buck that were based on a 3D mode of a car.

I got two sets of files, one was sections in PDF files and the others were in .dwg file format.

I was hoping to print off the PDF files in full scale using the tiling printing option but I was told best they could do with PDF was 1/10 scale so I am still figuring out what to do.

I don't know if the .dwg files can be converted to something allowing full scale printing.

I know I can use the PDF and scale up to full size manually, but that was what I was trying to avoid. As you can probably tell I don't know much about this type of thing.


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Old 02-19-2016, 04:00 AM
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Steve,
Send your pdf to a local sign company to plot out, I don't think it would be silly money, shop around.
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Old 02-19-2016, 05:09 AM
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Thanks guys. Ill make sure it prints full scale
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:41 AM
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If you're getting a scan done and sliced into individual sections, get them outputted in .dxf file format and either get them water jet cut or send them to someone who has a CNC router. The latter would most likely be the cheapest and easiest way of going about it.
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:08 PM
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If you're getting a scan done and sliced into individual sections, get them outputted in .dxf file format and either get them water jet cut or send them to someone who has a CNC router. The latter would most likely be the cheapest and easiest way of going about it.
Thanks mate, to reduce cost I was thinking if I can get the file of the slices to the point of being able to print out my self and use them as template to transfer to timber then I cut it out.
But yes CNC would be good. And quick.
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