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A little FUD squid [message #27591] Mon, 16 May 2011 11:36 UTC Go to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Small Kraken in Frosted Ultra Detail

Here it is for size - the arms are 1mm diameter, and overall length is 44mm.
http://www.stop4stuff.com/shapeways/squid/images/FUD-44mm-squid-scale-sml.jpg
Large image here

There is a difference between the top an bottom halves (a boundary line, as mentioned by other people about FUD)

http://www.stop4stuff.com/shapeways/squid/images/FUD-44mm-squid-close-sml.jpg
Large image here

To try and acertain just what casues the boudary line, I first scratched at the surface with my thumbnail, the top half is smooth, the lower half is rough and marks easily. I also waved a lighter flame across the rough lower surface, the surface scratched more easily suggesting that there is either some chemical or thermal interaction between the wax support material and the acrylic print material during the printing process.

Re: A little FUD squid [message #27610 is a reply to message #27591 ] Mon, 16 May 2011 16:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Bing!

The boundary line... is it that the wax support material is printed at a lower resolution (same as FD) and upsets the placement of the next layer of FUD???


Re: A little FUD squid [message #27631 is a reply to message #27610 ] Mon, 16 May 2011 21:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar LincolnK  is currently offline LincolnK
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What ever is causing it, do you think it is something that can be fixed in an already finished print?

Is it something that you think would show up in a mold if you made a silicon mold of your object?

Awesome model by the way! I guess "great minds think alike". One of the models I made for FUD (that is supposedly on its way to me) is of an octopus.

Lincoln


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Re: A little FUD squid [message #27661 is a reply to message #27591 ] Tue, 17 May 2011 09:53 UTC Go to previous message
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Perhaps try soaking it in hot water with some mild dish soap?

Seemed to work for me, but then again I used square shapes Wink


[Updated on: Tue, 17 May 2011 09:53 UTC]


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