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No ceramic in drop down material list [message #27488] Fri, 13 May 2011 20:18 UTC Go to next message
avatar 3dsynergy  is currently offline 3dsynergy
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Hi,

I wanted to print one of my parts in the new glazed ceramic, but I don't see glazed ceramic listed in the material drop down list. When I go to another part I have uploaded I see that part lists the glazed ceramic in the material drop down list.

Does this mean that Shapeways is auto-detecting whether or not the part can in fact be manufactured in ceramic and if not it doesn't list ceramic in the drop down materials list?

Thanks for help or clarifications.

Roland M
Re: No ceramic in drop down material list [message #27491 is a reply to message #27488 ] Fri, 13 May 2011 20:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Check to see if the build size is within ceramic's supported range.


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Re: No ceramic in drop down material list [message #27508 is a reply to message #27491 ] Fri, 13 May 2011 22:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Magic is currently online Magic
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Check the second special note of the material page:
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Special note on availability: This new kind of pricing means that ceramics might take a bit longer to become available for a few of the older models (2 weeks, max). If you don't see ceramics on your model and want your model to have ceramics as an option, please e-mail service@shapeways.com with your model's product page link and we'll get that fixed for you!

Is your model quite old?


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Re: No ceramic in drop down material list [message #27532 is a reply to message #27491 ] Sat, 14 May 2011 19:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the tip I'll double check my sizes.
Re: No ceramic in drop down material list [message #27533 is a reply to message #27508 ] Sat, 14 May 2011 19:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks I'll check on this I think it might be the problem.
Re: No ceramic in drop down material list [message #27758 is a reply to message #27533 ] Wed, 18 May 2011 14:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey 3dsynergy, most likely it's exactly what Magic mentioned, and that model simply hasn't been reworked in the database yet to have ceramics enabled. I thought this might be a bit confusing for some people. Wink

Ceramics should show up for you soon. Let me know how it works out!


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Re: No ceramic in drop down material list [message #27842 is a reply to message #27758 ] Thu, 19 May 2011 17:18 UTC Go to previous message
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Hi Ana,

Yep that was the problem my model now shows ceramic in the drop down list.
Thanks for the reply

RM

 
   
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