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Small item - can it be printed and maintain detail? [message #3369] Sat, 14 March 2009 18:58 UTC Go to next message
avatar misterzr  is currently offline misterzr
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Can someone look at this and tell me if it can be printed and maintain its detail, it is about 22mmX4mmX5MM with 3MM text extruded from it. If this works I am looking at making some more 1/25 scale parts to use as resin mold masters.
I assume that white detail would be the best material for this, how smooth would it come out?

http://www.shapeways.com/model/21524/1_25_scale_572_fixed_bo lts.html

Re: Small item - can it be printed and maintain detail? [message #3401 is a reply to message #3369 ] Tue, 17 March 2009 22:29 UTC Go to previous message
avatar robert  is currently offline robert
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Hi misterzr,

Judging from your model your pushing the limits of the technology. Especially if you would like to use it as a master for casting.

The details will show up but they do not have the "depth" as they would have in your 3D model. Does that make sense to you?



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