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Alumide engraving? [message #24631] Wed, 09 March 2011 00:59 UTC Go to next message
avatar Dale  is currently offline Dale
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I've recently had my design printed in Alumide:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/215149/ring.html?gid=ug71355

And I'm wondering if it would be save to have the parts engraved.
Each ring is 50mm is diameter, is 10mm wide and 5mm thick.

Could this be too brittle to engrave?

Thanks for your feedback!

[Updated on: Wed, 09 March 2011 01:05 UTC]

Re: Alumide engraving? [message #24632 is a reply to message #24631 ] Wed, 09 March 2011 03:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bitstoatoms  is currently offline bitstoatoms
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Hi there
5mm seems reasonable to be able o engrave, but you could also 3D model in any text?

Good luck


Duann Scott

Re: Alumide engraving? [message #24635 is a reply to message #24632 ] Wed, 09 March 2011 04:15 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Dale  is currently offline Dale
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Thanks drscott, I'll try having it engraved then!

I thought about adding the text to the 3D design but I've really only just started trying design so I wasn't sure how to do that. I'll take the time to learn sometime but I had to get the rings printed as soon as I could.

Thanks again for the advice Smile

Dale

 
   
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