James "Xakh" Lynch
superstuff7 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 17:05:58 EDT 2010
I like the sound of a hard aluminum case... Oh! I had an idea a while for a
copyleft toy, like a small car where the 3D files could be found online to
make more. you think you could help me make one, if I gave you the model
files? Sorry if this is off topic.
On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 5:00 PM, Werner Almesberger <werner at openmoko.org>wrote:
> James Xakh Lynch wrote:
> > Oops, sorry, my message sent out too soon. Anyway, how many of you can
> > print, as well as scan, and those of you with 3d printing capabilities,
> > materials can you use?
> I can mill (with a Roland "Modela" MDX-15). Materials ... so far,
> I've tried wood, pertinax, FR4, and aluminium (hard and soft alloys).
> MDF, wax, and various plastics should also be fine. I can't do iron,
> steel, and other hard metals.
> The mill has only 3 axes, so it can't do overhangs, lateral holes,
> etc. Backsides are possible, but require manual repositioning, along
> with all the problems this brings.
> - Werner
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