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    Nice experiment Hugues.

    I would like to try out that simulation software.

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    I just picked up a 3D Systems Sense scanner. It's a handheld model made for larger objects (8"x8"x8" up to 10'x10'x10' claimed), and it's only $400 US. It takes some practice to get a good scan, but once you get the hang of it the results are quite good.

    Here are pics of a scan of my tank. To check the accuracy, I printed a cross section onto paper and cut it out of cardboard. The fit is very good. This was directly from the scan, no rescaling or adjustments.

    tank_3d_front.jpgtank_3d_back.jpgtank_template_back.jpgtank_template_front.jpg
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    Sure beats the plumb-bobbing and protracting I had to do on my frame!

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    Now that is quite impressive, looks like I got something else to start saving for again

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    Quote Originally Posted by podolefsky View Post
    I just picked up a 3D Systems Sense scanner. It's a handheld model made for larger objects (8"x8"x8" up to 10'x10'x10' claimed), and it's only $400 US. It takes some practice to get a good scan, but once you get the hang of it the results are quite good.

    Here are pics of a scan of my tank. To check the accuracy, I printed a cross section onto paper and cut it out of cardboard. The fit is very good. This was directly from the scan, no rescaling or adjustments.
    Nice! I have a seat of 3D Systems Geomagic Design that I use for CAD at home and was recently looking at the Sense as the software has direct support for the scanner. Not knowing if it scanned/scaled to actual size though was something that kept me from moving on it
    Mike Pipes
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    Nice! I have a seat of 3D Systems Geomagic Design that I use for CAD at home and was recently looking at the Sense as the software has direct support for the scanner. Not knowing if it scanned/scaled to actual size though was something that kept me from moving on it
    Mike Pipes
    - Currently under analysis paralysis.

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    I put some more photos of my sprocket guard and a description of the design method on the web. It's at the bottom of this page. It took a long time but was a good learning experience.

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    For anyone on a budget (<$300) and not needing a huge build area the printers from monoprice have served me really well over the last year. https://www.monoprice.com/pages/3d_printers
    They are basically re branded Wanhao printers and have large community of users behind them. Just make sure to update the faulty heater board connections.

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