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Just received my 3D print today!! A Solidoodle Press.

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Now just need to master the software for it and I am off and running!

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Things learned so far:

ABS plastic is quite tough. Stronger than most model plastics but not as brittle as resin. Some where in between.

Tamiya glue doesn't work all that well with it. I have to leave it over night before I couldn't pry the pieces apart. Super glue worked a lot better. have to try Tenex 7R yet.

It seams to be quite porous on the edges as a sharprie I was using to mark it was soaked into the plastic.

Will have to try paint on it next to see how well it take or if it will need a good primer before painting.

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first print project was for decal set holder. (it was also quick and easy to build in autocad)

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This was done at the lowest resolution.

Now have to reprint at highest resolution to compare quality.

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WAY Cool! One thing I'll be interested to watch for here is that 3-D printed objects generally have a fabric-like surface texture resulting from the 'resolution' limits of the printing process itself (not necessarily the CAD information used). They do seem to take putty & paint fairly well. Any thoughts on this?

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