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Large Quantity of items [message #42702] Wed, 25 January 2012 09:45 UTC Go to next message
avatar briancw  is currently offline briancw
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I have a small item that I built
http://www.shapeways.com/model/451896/tankbutton17mm.htm
I'm considering using it in the production of a product.
When I go to order 36 or 72 of them shipping stays at a flat $6.50. Can I be sure that I will receive all 72 items if I order that many and is this shipping accurate?
Re: Large Quantity of items [message #42706 is a reply to message #42702 ] Wed, 25 January 2012 11:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar pfeiffer stylez  is currently offline pfeiffer stylez
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Short answer: Yes. Smile

But if you want 36 or 72 of this, I suggest to throw them in one file, and build a wire cage around them.
The additional material for the cage should be much cheaper than paying the handling fee 72 times...
Re: Large Quantity of items [message #42707 is a reply to message #42706 ] Wed, 25 January 2012 11:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar briancw  is currently offline briancw
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Sounds like a great idea. What do you mean by building a wire cage around them?
Re: Large Quantity of items [message #42708 is a reply to message #42707 ] Wed, 25 January 2012 12:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar pfeiffer stylez  is currently offline pfeiffer stylez
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Basically something like...

index.php?t=getfile&id=13852&private=0


btw,
which material do you want use ?

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Re: Large Quantity of items [message #42713 is a reply to message #42708 ] Wed, 25 January 2012 15:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar ChristelH  is currently offline ChristelH
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Hi Bryan,

You can sent all your questions about your models to service@shapeways.com and ask for Christel. I will help you further over there.

Thanks,
Christel


Best, Christel Maurmair Customer Service Agent Shapeways
Re: Large Quantity of items [message #42752 is a reply to message #42713 ] Wed, 25 January 2012 21:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar briancw  is currently offline briancw
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@pfeiffer stylez: White Solid and Polished.
@ChristelH: Thank you, I certainly will.
Re: Large Quantity of items [message #43462 is a reply to message #42752 ] Sat, 04 February 2012 21:50 UTC Go to previous message
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It normally IS a good idea to use such a cage, but there's a small problem here.. the cage idea is NOT good for polished materials.

For polishing, all surfaces of the object need to be exposed inside the polisher. In such a cage as this, the items will "fall" and touch each other face-to-back, and the polishing material will never get between the discs, defeating the ability to be polished.


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