More 3 D Printing

Whilst my orders for earlier work are underway, I have done a bit more drawing and have now drafted up some lamps for the signals; as below:

M&H lamp

I have also managed to sort out a drawing that I did some time ago for a water column.  The larger of the models for 3 D printing need to be hollowed out (to save on the printing medium, which is charged for by its volume).  This took some time to get right, as I had multiple different parts I was working on.Garve water column

 

So these have also be sent of to Shapeways for printing.  As before, I will use the lamps as masters for lost wax casting (another new trick to learn!) but the water column will be used as a master for some resin casting (the old dog really is going for lots of new tricks) – it will also need an etch for its operating arm.

 

However, lets see how good they come back first – as I think I am probably counting chickens prematurely here……….

 

 

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About highlandmiscellany

Just playing trains; my weekday life is a bit more serious though!

Posted on August 21, 2013, in Workbench (other) and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi,

    Just for information – 3D printing can now be done in bronze or stainless steei – no connection but here is a link for you

    http://tinyurl.com/mkuvc5m

    It has come from a site/group on the American Civil war

    Yours Peter.

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