Date: Fri Apr 15 2005 - 21:47:24 EEST
In a message dated 05-04-15 14:10:51 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 EdGrenda@aol.com wrote:
> Those individuals needing an excuse to waste some time on a Friday
> might enjoy having a gander at some new relief globes of the earth.
> made in a process using stereolithography by an eponymously-named
That they're hand-painted kinda takes the fun out of it for me...I
presume that's where the high price comes from, since the globes appear to
be molded from a 3D-printed original.
Bathsheba Grossman (831)429-8224
Sculpting geometry bathsheba.com
I am sorry you are disappointed, Sheba.
I had actually thought that combining this technology train with that from a
company called Solid Terrain Modeling (http://www.stm-usa.com) could result in
something pretty spectacular eventually. These folks use inkjets to
precisely paint overlays on 3D models. They're the only ones I know doing this
commercially, but some Japanese companies have described similar techniques in
The high price comes from low volume and lots of hand work, I'd guess.
Hand-painted or not, I still like them. By the way, Mona Lisa was
hand-painted, too, and it's pretty good.
Castle Island Co.
The Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping
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