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Old 10th August 2011, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default Rocket parts for 3D printing

I'm working on a 1:144 scale model of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket:

My usual method is to fabricate the model parts from styrene or balsa wood. This time I'm trying something different: I'm going to have some parts printed by Shapeways.

I've started with the parts for the payload fairing:

The parts could be printed in this state, but I want to refine the design a bit more (the nose cone in particular needs to be smoother than it is now).

I'm working on the engines at the moment. That's a more complex shape: I want to create the entire engine section (9 engines) as one part.
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Old 10th August 2011, 03:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Rocket parts for 3D printing

Interesting. Show us more when you have something
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