@MikeH Not quite. It’s a 2x8.5x8.5 object that is mostly 2mm thick, and a lot of right angles. I have 48 unique versions of this platelike object i need to produce, the one good thing is that amongst all these, it’s really just a lot of square angles.
Ive checked out protolabs, and they want about 1500$ per object.
Theres not a lot of FDM printers out there with a bed size that big. And because this object is hollow, and has lots of wide flat spaces, I assumed it would just warp. Plus, when running equations on mm/per sec linear max speed compared to cubic mm volume, it would take toughly 18 hours average per plate. I reckon I’d burn through nozzles pretty quick at that rate.
I had been on the phone this morning getting some quotes on acrylic sheet, a company about an hour away can get me several sheets of quarter inch thick acrylic at about 100$ each. I could GF cut some 9x9s and assemble them stacked, use it as a mold i think to make the object. Or i might be able to build a frame to connect pieces of acrylic with a solvent, and hope that it can withstand enough pressure through the mold making.
The same company can get me about 60 blocks of 2x9x9 of clear acrylic for about 1600$. It’ll be a bit more round about, but as a gamer, ive learned to problem solve. I’ll try to get a sketch up here. I wonder if @dan is interested yet on this topic. Surely, one way or another Im going to make these and turn tabletop gaming on its head. The GF is my first step in my evil plan to save the world. BWAHAHA HAHA A cough.