Printing the X3 stand using Cura and Ultimaker 2
Overall Dimensions: X=60mm Y=179mm Z=159.5mm
Filament Length: 19.41 meters
Print Time: 22H 53M (wow!)
Like all Lightwave objects X3 Desk Stand is mirrored in the Z coordinate. Rotated -90 deg in X. This is very easy to correct in Cura. I tried other 3D printing software packages and Cura wins by 100,000,000%. That is to say, the other ones were crap.
I have to admit I would not want to wait ~23 hours to print this thing. (that's an understatement) I could make one out of surplus packing material in about 2 hours at a total cost of $0.00
At a cost of $2599.00 the Ultimaker 2 would only make sense for prototyping objects that would otherwise be cast in gold. A friend of mine would EDM this stand from aluminum for about $500. Of course if I needed prototypes made every week 3D printing might win out.
I'll stick with cardboard!