HLM - HDA big disappointment !
This article was published Apr 04, 2018.
The prints for the Victoria loco in HDA arrived today. Big disappointment ... Several times worse than FUD .. Still same as when I first tried this material back in 2016. Had hoped it would improve since then, but nop .. !
Really like this loco type thou, will order another in FUD for my own railway.
EDIT: Just got a quick reply from SW. New to me was that printing orientation could not be set for this material .. my eyes must have jumped over that fact, cause I read the info several times before ..
"Hi Henrik, Thanks for getting in touch, sorry to hear you are not happy with the part you have received. I´m afraid it is not possible to select your own orientation in this material, it is printed at such an angle as to avoid support structures as much as possible. The small divets you see are not misprinted rivets, but leftover marks where these were printed and then removed. I´m afraid reprinting this will not guarantee any different results so I have refunded the money back to you for this model that should be with you in 3-7 business days. My apologies again for this and thanks for your patience and understanding, it is very much appreciated."
Soo ... FUD is still the "best" method and material there is so far ..
Must say the Shapeways support works great, never had any problems with them. Just wish the 3D printing technic would evolve a bit faster ...