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eef7260
Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 11:23:43 AM

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Hi guys

I recently designed a Wrecking ball and made it printable in metal ( stainless steel )
There are 2 shapes , ball shape and peer shape , in different sizes and scales.
Because a lot of people do not like plastic i thought i would give it a try with metal.
The peer shape is available in metal and plastic ,
The ball shape is in plastic and the biggest one in metal also ( Check the : Choose a Material arrow to see the different prices )
Because 3D metal printing is relative new the prices are high.
But the same thing that happened with plastic , quality and prices will get better in the next few years.
Let me know your thoughts about plastic / metal , looking forward to your reply's
And if there are questions feel free to ask.


They can be ordered here :Wrecking balls


The first 2 pictures are from the metal wrecking ball.

BMF100 by eef 7260, on Flickr

BMF101 by eef 7260, on Flickr





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eef7260
Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 11:28:59 AM

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And a bigger size plastic one.
I don't care that it is plastic as long as it looks good plastic is ok for me.
But that is al a matter of personal taste , so the choice is there now.

BMF102 by eef 7260, on Flickr

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eef7260
Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 11:31:06 AM

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And the mid size one , might be a little to big for the bantam.
But i have to order the small one to give it a try.

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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 3:17:19 PM

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Looks good, have you tried the aluminum yet?

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eef7260
Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 3:07:08 PM

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Hi Jason

No i have not , at this moment i think aluminum is to expensive.
It is almost twice the price of Stainless steel.
But i have to say i am impressed with the Stainless steel so far.
Have you already tried one of the metals ??

Eef




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HCF
Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 9:55:40 PM
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Eef, which size do you think would pair well with a 70 ton excavator? I was just talking about building one of these with a friend the other day and it seems that you may have saved me the hassle. They look great!


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hummer13
Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 11:54:38 PM

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eef7260 wrote:
Hi Jason

No i have not , at this moment i think aluminum is to expensive.
It is almost twice the price of Stainless steel.
But i have to say i am impressed with the Stainless steel so far.
Have you already tried one of the metals ??

Eef


I have only tried the stainless, wanting to try the aluminum but pricy for most of my stuff. Imaterialize has the highdef stainless i want to try that aswell

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eef7260
Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 8:50:35 AM

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Eef, which size do you think would pair well with a 70 ton excavator?


Hi Jason

I have to admit i have not enough knowledge off excavators to give a decent answer.
(I am more a crane man )
There are other people here hopefully that can advise you on this.
But if i had to make a guess i would say the smallest one : 1-50 - 500KG- Wrecking Ball - Ball Shape.
Or one sizes bigger : 1-50 - 2000KG- Wrecking Ball - Ball Shape.

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HCF
Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 9:32:20 PM
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eef7260 wrote:
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Eef, which size do you think would pair well with a 70 ton excavator?


Hi Jason

I have to admit i have not enough knowledge off excavators to give a decent answer.
(I am more a crane man )
There are other people here hopefully that can advise you on this.
But if i had to make a guess i would say the smallest one : 1-50 - 500KG- Wrecking Ball - Ball Shape.
Or one sizes bigger : 1-50 - 2000KG- Wrecking Ball - Ball Shape.

Eef


Thanks! I don't have any experience with them but I know some guys use them in a quarry to drop on boulders to break them up. I am thinking about building a diorama for my 870 and figured a wrecking ball would look pretty neat.

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