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Re: Shapeways 3D printed mic clip questions?
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2016, 11:16:55 AM »
I'm curious because I honestly don't know.... is 3D printer plastic flexible enough to be trusted?  I'd be afraid the plastic is brittle and would break.

I'm more familiar with an older technology called stereolithography, where everything I've ever seen is brittle.  I realize 3D printing is more modern and different, but I thought the material properties were similar.
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Re: Shapeways 3D printed mic clip questions?
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2016, 11:41:27 AM »
Lots of advances in stereolithography resins since we started working with them in the early 90's.  Big variety available now, no worries about getting any properties you want/need.  Funny how some of the most brittle liquid resins ended up being the most stable, over time (no warping or cracking/crazing...).

Same evolution happened later with additive 3D processes, too.....better powders, filaments, adhesives....lots of material options now.

Getting closer and closer to real "production" parts now........if not there already.
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Re: Shapeways 3D printed mic clip questions?
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2016, 01:03:00 PM »
Maybe Chris went back to the original body style at some point.

I sent him an e-mail asking about the body change and if anything else was different between the 2 sets of mics and he responded on Oct. 15, 2010:

"I changed the mics as no one including me ever used the -10db pad or bass roll off. They  only made more noise in the signal path.
Other than that the components are all the same inside and the sound is the same.  It’s just revision 2 of the mics."

Maybe he went back to the bodies with the switches on them as revision 3?

Either way I still believe that the bodies with the switches are slightly larger than those without...

This was interesting news. I shouldn't be surprised that Chris continues to try to improve his products, that is a plus for us all. I will say that I use the -10db pad at a few venues where am pretty close to the monitors. I am very happy for that ability on my mics, but the bass rolloff I never use and have had it accidentally flipped a few times which creates a lot of unwanted post work.

Maybe at some point you will have the opportunity to measure your mic bodies, to see what the difference is. Thanks for the info!
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Re: Shapeways 3D printed mic clip questions?
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2016, 01:59:49 PM »
^If I remember correctly, I'm pretty sure that if it was a crazy bass heavy show when I was running BSC1 (omni) > SD MixPre...  I would occasionally have to flip my LCF switch on the BSC1 bodies because the the signal was so hot going into the MixPre (because of the low end that the mikes were picking up and putting out).  But the omni's have serious low end IMO..  the BSC1's have a pretty hot output IMO..  and MixPre has super hot inputs.  So that LCF switch saved my ass a few times I think.

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Re: Shapeways 3D printed mic clip questions?
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2016, 06:18:51 AM »
There is now one available in ORTF for Busman BSC1.

http://www.shapeways.com/product/BG98ZWZXX/ortf-bsc1?optionId=61422873
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Re: Shapeways 3D printed mic clip questions?
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2016, 05:39:04 PM »
I'm curious because I honestly don't know.... is 3D printer plastic flexible enough to be trusted?  I'd be afraid the plastic is brittle and would break.

I'm more familiar with an older technology called stereolithography, where everything I've ever seen is brittle.  I realize 3D printing is more modern and different, but I thought the material properties were similar.

I bought a DINa/DIN one for my microphones. Its quite strong.
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