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3D Printing
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As an evolving technology and with more people buying home based printers is it worth considering at this time a 3d Printing Forum?

Due to the diversity of the subject eg.
3DP Chassis.
Trackside buildings, pitlane accessories and figures.
Printed bodies, parts and tools.
Machine types and How To's.
Links to free 3D files for home printing.
Links to interesting products on commercial sites(eg. Shapeways).

on sites without a specific forum for 3D Printing, topics are scattered throughout the site.
These can be found using the search facility assuming you enter the correct search parameters.

If a Forum for 3D printing was established at this time it would help to centralise topics.
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Hi Geoff , perhaps also a part to include your wonderful laser cut scenery items 
Steve
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#3

Thanks for the compliment Steve, but my laser cut items would go into Tracks and Scenery / Scenery for items in development or Buy & Sell / Traders.
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(23rd-Apr-19, 01:40 AM)Geoff Shannon Wrote:  As an evolving technology and with more people buying home based printers is it worth considering at this time a 3d Printing Forum?

Due to the diversity of the subject eg.
3DP Chassis.
Trackside buildings, pitlane accessories and figures.
Printed bodies, parts and tools.
Machine types and How To's.
Links to free 3D files for home printing.
Links to interesting products on commercial sites(eg. Shapeways).

on sites without a specific forum for 3D Printing, topics are scattered throughout the site.
These can be found using the search facility assuming you enter the correct search parameters.

If a Forum for 3D printing was established at this time it would help to centralise topics.

I am unable to like Geoff Shannon's post regarding a dedicated 3D Printing thread so shall say so here that it is a great idea.

Hopefully the next few months I will be purchasing a 3D printer, having spent some time researching them I am still undecided as to make, model, specifications etc so seeing this here would be great.

I think this 3D printing thread could be placed under: 
Tracks & Scenery ---> 3D Printing ---> sub-forums: 3D Printers, Hardware & Software, Plans (Printables), Consumables, etc

Perhaps one of the Admins,Mods will add the above thread for us so we can get this topic underway as no doubt there are people out there who are 3D printing, want to get into 3D printing or people that have knowledge of 3D printers and printing. A topic that would certainly meet Slot Cars and forums.
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We're trying to avoid creating too many subforums in an attempt to keep the main forum index reasonably simple.

I'm also not sure where we'd put a 3D printing sub forum. If we put it in Tracks & Scenery then it excludes 3d printed cars and chassis, and vice versa.

For the moment I'd suggest just starting some 3d printing posts, I haven't actually seen any yet. If they build up enough interest we could then consider giving 3d it's own category and moving those posts across.

That would make much more sense to me than trying to shoehorn 3d stuff into inappropriate sub forums, but I'd like to see that there is going to be enough interest first.
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Why not just create the main thread 3D Printing and everything 3D related goes under that such as 3D Printers, 3D Printer chassis, 3D Printed Parts and the list goes on like that, be all of them under the one heading or implement sub-headings such as
3D Printing\
                        3D Printers (buying, recommendations, retailers, reviews)
                        3D Printing Chassis
                        3D Printing Parts
                        3D Printer 360 degree Scanners
                        3D etc

I have and still do use many Forums that have sub-forums, the indexing is rather easy.

Other than something like above guess we just throw the possible thread anywhere and see how it gets going.
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A thread is simply a post which people then reply to. You don't need anyone to set that up for you, just go for it.

When there is a need for a separate 3d forum we'll set one up, but for now we don't have a single post about 3d, apart from this thread.

Sub forums are fine if they make sense, but as I've said, if we put 3d under Tracks & Scenery, it doen't make sense, because chassis, bodies, and spare parts would then be in the wrong section. It's too wide a subject to fit under any heading we've got.  We also don't want to set up endless sub forums with the risk of having little or no content, and most of the headings you've suggested could be covered by threads.

At the risk of repeating myself, just start some threads on 3d printing, try to put them in an appropriate section, and when we've got enough to warrant having a 3d forum we'll set one up.
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