MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.
3/4 scale gold Ollie
150 micron layers
white PLA tumble coated with in brass
printed on a RigidBot
Oooo. . . Shiny. I discovered inadvertently that failed bronzeFill prints work well as tumble media. I was trying to tumble a bunch of stuff that was too delicate and ended up with a bunch of bits in the drum. On the same run a plain pla piece I put in turned a nice bronze color.
Now we have a finishing process which takes longer and makes more noise than a 3d printer!
Cool, I'll start saving the bits of metalFill support material and give that a try. Ha, yeah I had the exact same thought, the rotary tumbler isn't too bad, the vibratory one on the other hand...
btw, love your podcast, I've listened to all of them. And thanks so much for the all the great terrain printing tutorials.