Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 06, 2016, 03:49:30 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: color wax 3d printer  (Read 2135 times)

kalos

  • Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 1,473
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
color wax 3d printer
« on: September 12, 2014, 10:23:07 AM »
hello!

I am looking for a 3d printer that will print out wax in color, is there any?

thanks!

techidave

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 1,012
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: color wax 3d printer
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2014, 02:10:03 PM »
Xerox Phaser will do that.

kalos

  • Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 1,473
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: color wax 3d printer
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2014, 02:27:03 PM »
Xerox Phaser will do that.

are you sure you know what I am asking?

techidave

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 1,012
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: color wax 3d printer
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014, 03:31:34 PM »
missed the 3d part

kalos

  • Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 1,473
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: color wax 3d printer
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014, 04:31:30 PM »
the wax part also!

x16wda

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 677
  • what am I doing in this handbasket?
    • View Profile
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: color wax 3d printer
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2014, 04:54:24 PM »
No, I think the Xerox is a wax-based printer actually. According to those flyers they keep sending me. :-)
vi vi vi - editor of the beast

techidave

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 1,012
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: color wax 3d printer
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2014, 10:40:21 PM »
We have one of the older Phasers at one of our schools.  makes a nice copy but its expensive to operate.  The maintenance kit gets replaced every 40k pages.  Have problems with the control panel display too.

Ath

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 2,779
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: color wax 3d printer
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2014, 02:49:38 AM »
Don't think that 3D printing technology is mature enough yet to support wax. Current mainstream models support ABS and PLA, and some models only one of these materials.

Only 'advantage' of wax could be that the material is re-usable, but how to revert an object into threads of the correct constant thickness  :tellme:

Stoic Joker

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 6,296
    • View Profile
    • www.StoicJoker.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: color wax 3d printer
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2014, 08:10:37 AM »
the wax part also!

Um... That's not strictly true. The Xerox Solid Ink printers - which are part of the Phaser series - are something referred to as wax printers due to their supplies looking much like 4 blocks of wax.


Only 'advantage' of wax could be that the material is re-usable, but how to revert an object into threads of the correct constant thickness

I went there too, but was also thinking it may be needed/wanted for some sort of casting operation where an internal mold piece may need to be melted out of a finished product. *Shrug* ...Just trying to get clarification on what we/re after.

kalos

  • Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 1,473
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: color wax 3d printer
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2014, 09:51:32 AM »
I want to make wax in a shape of any 3D loaded image

techidave

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 1,012
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: color wax 3d printer
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2014, 12:56:19 PM »
not sure if this is what you are looking for, but check it out.

3D Printer