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How do I print ceramic rings? [message #41834] Fri, 13 January 2012 00:32 UTC Go to next message
avatar Sixthlaw  is currently offline Sixthlaw
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Registered: March 2010
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Hey guys,
Ceramics are an option in the materials section with its own respective design guidelines. I understand that you need to create a 120mm bounding box about whatever product you intend to create into ceramics, but say I have a ring that is 2.3 cm wide, 0.8 cm high and 2.3cm long, how would I go about getting these printed? Could I just print say 10 in square formation and this count towards a total of 12cm in my bounding box?

In regards to the buying of the material itself, On all the products I have created and even those in the shops online, I CANNOT find the option to print out these items in ceramics... do you have to personally request to use this material?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Re: How do I print ceramic rings? [message #41849 is a reply to message #41834 ] Fri, 13 January 2012 07:21 UTC Go to previous message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Whilst multiple parts are allowed for ceramics, each part must have a bounding box of 120mm minimum. - see tip #3 about half way down; http://www.shapeways.com/design-rules/ceramics

Follow the design rules for ceramics and the material is available.

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