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Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2016 11:44 a.m. PST

For the rest of december 20% off on WSF, FUD and FED at Shapeways.
Use promo code FAREWELL2016 at checkout.

nazrat21 Dec 2016 5:44 p.m. PST

So what do all those letters mean? I know of Shapeways but a bunch of random acronyms mean nothing to me…

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2016 6:06 p.m. PST

I think it's "White, Strong, Flexible," "Flexible Ultra Detail" and…something else…they're grades of 3d printing material. I just got some WSF tanks, and they take a little getting used to, but I'm quite pleased over all. I may buy some more with that code!

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2016 6:39 p.m. PST

Yes, it's on those particular types of plastic:
White Strong & Flexible
Frosted Ultra Detail
Frosted Extreme Detail

Sorry for just dropping the acronyms. I presumed folks who order from Shapeways would know them. The more expensive plastics do produce much finer printed detail. For a cost, of course.

WSF is the least expensive. A bit grainy in the prinring. That can be cleaned up with the scraping of an XActo. The Strong & Flexible part is really good for very spindly details like skinny gun barrels.

FUD shows much much more fine detail than WSF.

I haven't tried any FED models yet.

Mako11 Inactive Member21 Dec 2016 10:18 p.m. PST

Thanks for the note.

The material is definitely white.

Strong and flexible are misnomers, from what I've experienced.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2016 8:42 a.m. PST

In my experience, it stronger and flexibler than the others ^,^

Still doesn't hurt to brace up very spindly bits with a coating of Zao-a-gap.

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