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WSF wall thickness [message #41327] Fri, 06 January 2012 20:40 UTC Go to next message
avatar briancw  is currently offline briancw
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I've sure this question gets asked frequently but I did a search through the forum and their seemed to be a bit of inconsistancy between the guides for minimum wall thickness of swf. I'm building a fairl simple model comprised of all cubes (its like a minecraft creeper) and I'm not sure if I should go for 1mm, 1.5mm, or 2mm thickness. It's about 2 inches tall right now, but anything I could shave off in wall thickness I could add to its total size.
What thickness should I go for?
Re: WSF wall thickness [message #41333 is a reply to message #41327 ] Fri, 06 January 2012 21:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I just found this while looking for a definitive answer for you. There's a nifty calculator on this page for you! http://www.shapeways.com/design-rules/wsf_bigparts


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Re: WSF wall thickness [message #41335 is a reply to message #41327 ] Fri, 06 January 2012 21:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you very much. Response time: Incredible.
So according to that, my largest cube, which is roughly 38mm x 16mm could have a wall thickness under 1mm. I'd be okay with using 1mm then?
Re: WSF wall thickness [message #41337 is a reply to message #41327 ] Fri, 06 January 2012 22:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If your longest side is 38mm you can go down to .7mm for WSF


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Re: WSF wall thickness [message #41361 is a reply to message #41327 ] Sat, 07 January 2012 09:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Youknowwho4eva

Not sure if it's just me, but is there a typo on the page you linked to?

...you should also add .006 millimeter ....

Shouldn't that be:

...you should also add 0.6 millimeter... ?

Not sure who's the best to notify on this, so could you pass it on for me if I'm right?

Thanks

Andrew
Re: WSF wall thickness [message #41415 is a reply to message #41327 ] Sat, 07 January 2012 22:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No, it's right. For every mm above 117 you should add .006mm of wall thickness. At 118mm long your walls should be at least .706 and so on.


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Re: WSF wall thickness [message #41487 is a reply to message #41327 ] Mon, 09 January 2012 07:00 UTC Go to previous message
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Thanks for that. I'd misunderstood the page. Just not used to working with such small measurements! Smile

Andrew

 
   
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