According to my knowledge, if these were 3D printed - in the case of steel this most likely means binding grains of metal powder in layer upon layer and then sintering the finished piece to give it strength - there would be far less visible errors like the ones that result from moulding. Maybe none at all, and that is the scary thing. But as long as this process is still comparably expensive, those guys will hopefully stick to moulding and making visible errors...
Post by Dave Thatcher on Mar 24, 2015 10:29:46 GMT
Its not 3d printed.
Its fibreglass, gelcoat 150pa resin with fibre strands. The warps are caused from the heat produced in the curing process. Sintered iron can be added to the compound, and also used to bulk out he resin.
I've had a few of these fakes and I also have a background in glass fibre fabrication.