|This ring would work because the thin walls (the indented parts of the checker pattern) are supported by surrounding thicker walls (the embossed part of the checker pattern).
The thin walls can be around 1.5 mm thin given the high density of thick walls (extruding checkboards) around it.
|This pendant would not be an issue since the thinner walls (the indented portion) over cover a small area before they are reinforced by thicker walls (the embossed design). The thin walls can be around 2 mm.
This model must be thicker than the example above since the thin walls expand over a larger area before being reinforced by thicker walls.
Note: we would rather see the eyelet hang flat with the donut and hole go through; cross section of eyelet would like to keep > 1.5 mm (the wall)
|A simple ring can be 2 mm thin since the wall extend over a relatively small area. Rings less than 2 mm would likely break.|
|On the other hand a bracelet would have a higher chance of breaking since the walls extend over a larger area. Bracelets would need to be at least 3 mm thin. Bracelets less than 3 mm would likely break.|
|This ring is printable since the double layers of mesh structure (though mesh structure is under 3 mm)|
|On the other hand, this ring would require reprints since it contains only a single layer of mesh, therefore it is not as strong structurally--though it can be printed with a 2 mm wall since the piece is held together with a mesh design.
If on the other hand, this is is just a 2 mm wire ring (without the mesh strucutre), then the design would break in production.
|For example, this die is printable since the thin walls are connected to the center along the side AND corner of the inner die.|
|On the other hand, this die will not work since it is only connected to the corner of the inner die. In this example, the inner die will likely break off and the walls will not be able to support the weight since it is too thin.|
|In this example, the thin walls are really thin bars. However, these thin bars are acceptable since they only extend for a short distance before encountering thicker walls (overlapping bars) that support the structure. These bars must be 1.5 mm.
On the other hand, if this design was say 100 mm (4 inches), the thin bars would have to extend for more distance before reaching an area of overlapping bars (thick walled support), and that design would be rejected.
|This model can also be printed (ignore the ball in the middle--no movable parts!) because the wall will support a lot of the model. Even though there are thin bars, they are connected to thicker walls so the bars receive support. The bars here should be 2 mm.|
|On the other hand, this model will be difficult to print since the thin strip is not supported by any thicker walls. This model is actually one thin strip that weaves around itself (think of a single rubber band that twists on itself). This model would have to have a wall of above 3 mm.|
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