For my exhibition, I decided to get some 3D printed models to display some of my work. The idea was sound, but the process was not.
After getting quotes with various companies, I found one that can provide the model for a reasonable price. There was a lot of back and forth discussion and I had to make several tedious revisions to the model to meet the printer’s minimum specification. A lot of the parts of my model was less than 0.6mm, and the printer may not be able to print things that small. I made sure every part of the model was to specification, and sent it off, saying that because it’s fragile I would pick it up myself rather than through a courier.
Around 5 days after sending it off, the prints arrived at my front door, and they arrived damaged, and most parts missing. This was really disappointing, but I had to make do with what I’ve got because there wasn’t enough time to correct it and re-print it. The extent of the damage is, in short, the head model was completely destroyed, most of the strands were broken, and the centre logo was not attached to the post it was attached to, and the bar was missing its stools around the tables, in front of the bar itself, and the pool table was missing its balls. Additionally it looked like the table top had broken off, and then was glued back on.