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Author Topic: Grandt Line shutting down  (Read 1457 times)
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« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2018, 06:58:39 AM »

About 3D printing...I just saw this week a part printed on this:

https://formlabs.com/3d-printers/form-2/

Quality was outstanding. In fact it got me thinking about buying one and becoming a "service bureau" for modelers.

As for Grandt Line, it kind of saddens me to see one of the old high quality companies pass, but time marches on. I agree with Russ, its not the doors and windows that are the problem. The more difficult parts are the issue, things like air brake parts, couplers, trucks, freight car details, etc... That is where I was thinking about the 3D printer.

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« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2018, 02:11:24 PM »

It would be very helpful for somebody to post images of small, hi-res 3-D printed parts for us to analyze. We already know from Chuck and Volker that most parts are good for 1:24 scale and larger. I, and probably others, want to know what 1:32 scale and smaller printed NBWs and rivets look like in sizes of 1 scale inch diameter down. Also, how about curved or angled parts? Is stepping objectionable?

My point is that the printer companies and service bureaus show examples of their best work but never their typical stuff and, usually, larger rather than smaller parts. My own Internet searches have turned up nothing useful but this is the place for an honest assessment. Has any of you bought 3-D prints of tiny stuff?

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« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2018, 03:43:23 PM »

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As for Grandt Line, it kind of saddens me to see one of the old high quality companies pass, but time marches on. ...

we should keep this thread on target and then someone start a 3-D printing thread
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« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2018, 04:03:34 PM »

Actually, there already is one, a sticky here in General Forums

http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=2199.0
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« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2018, 05:08:45 PM »

Being just down the street a ways to them, I had heard rumors, and now their website confirms, that Grandt is negotiating and finalizing the sale of its tooling to "a reputable company."
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« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2018, 07:00:42 PM »

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