08-31-2016, 10:30 PM
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http://www.shapeways.com/ - what do you know about these 3D-printed razors priced in a $12-25 range?
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 08-31-2016, 11:11 PM
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I think it would have to be in the $3-$5 range for me to consider it. For $17 I can get a new Maggard, or a vintage Gillette on 'e' auction sites.
The open combs looks crappy and uneven. The handle of Whalebone is cool looking.

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 09-01-2016, 02:37 AM
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I own the three slants: sharkbone, kraken, whalebone. The kraken is a bit too aggressive for my liking, the other two are seriously good razors. If you can live with the somewhat clumsy way of assembling the razor when placing a new blade these really are worth trying out.

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 09-01-2016, 05:45 AM
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They sure come a long way since the last thread about 3D printed razors  Cool

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 09-01-2016, 06:26 AM
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(08-31-2016, 11:11 PM)Gig103 Wrote: I think it would have to be in the $3-$5 range for me to consider it. For $17 I can get a new Maggard, or a vintage Gillette on 'e' auction sites.
The open combs looks crappy and uneven. The handle of Whalebone is cool looking.

If you have a design, you can get your own printed in your preferred price range through 3DHubs or Shapeways(+shipping). Great experience going through both several times.

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 09-01-2016, 09:17 AM
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Although this is creative, for me, it doesn't address hygiene. How do you clean the inside of the some of the handles? I have an ultrasonic, but this material is best used for prototypes and not for longterm daily shaving.

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 09-01-2016, 10:53 AM
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Price is key.  $3-5 seems about right, so I'll go along with that post.  I love that people are designing and futzing with them, but I can't say I'm willing to pay too much for the product.

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 09-01-2016, 10:59 AM
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One of my motivations to use traditional wetshaving tools is the proliferation of plastic. I can accept the marvelous brush handles coming out and even my Martin de Candre plastic container has me thinking glass. These items are meant to LAST. I would have to see some tests on durability.

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 09-01-2016, 02:49 PM
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These are definitely not for me, regardless of price. Simply put, using one of those devices would take away the charm and elegance of traditional shave. YMMV, of course.

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 09-01-2016, 03:25 PM
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These razors are the future.

The art of 3-D printing, as discussed above, is already outdated.  Check out CLIP (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) or Water-based Digital Fabrication Platforms.  In the future one could be in the hospital and in need of a Stent placed into their heart.  These machines could custom make that part (and many body parts) in under five minutes.  

It is now projected that babies born in the year 2016 will live to be an average of 200 years due to the availability of synthetic replacement parts for their bodies.

In the future one could print a custom replication of a Wolfman, etc. while taking a shower.  I believe the razor blades themselves will also be custom made so the razors can be any configuration imaginable.

Manufacturing will no longer dictate the product.

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 09-01-2016, 05:46 PM
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A few years ago, when I still used DE razors, I bought a 3D printed custom topcap made out of resin, for my 2013 Muhle R41.  
It is called the "Aimsport Spitfire" and it makes the 2013 model more responsively aggressive than the 2011.  
It gave me the closest shave of my life.  I think it is still available from Shapeways.  
If you own a 2013 Muhle R41, and want to increase it's aggressiveness, this is your ticket.
I have owned both Muhle R41's, and this topcap really does what it claims to do.  
Don't drop the razor though, or you will break it's neck.  It's only made of plastic.

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 09-11-2016, 07:49 AM
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There is a company called Charcoal goods that has been doing 3D heads in stainless steel.

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I personally am not a big fan, but this might eventually be the future of the industry.  To me they look unrefined, but that's just my opinion.

The machined handles are awesome, he has some really cool designs that he also does in brass and copper.

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