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rings connected for single print? [message #43832] Sat, 11 February 2012 09:31 UTC Go to next message
avatar leorolph  is currently offline leorolph
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has anyone made multiple rings in a single file with connecting spurs, to keep the price down? and what would the spur thickness need to be and would placement matter?
This would defiantly save me some money.
Re: rings connected for single print? [message #43833 is a reply to message #43832 ] Sat, 11 February 2012 10:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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It can be done and it depends on the material as to what size the sprue should be. There was a post in the forum about spruing Silver parts, iirc the recommended minimum was 2mm diameter for the sprues - I had a quick looksee but didn't find the post just yet.

Placement would matter, as both Stainless Steel and Silver prints are very fragile before infusion/casting - Stainless is printed using an organic binder which is then burnt out & the steel infused with bronze - Silver is made using 3D printed wax which is then cast.

Your best bet is to make up the model with sprues, upload it and shoot Shapeways an email with the model page link, or simply order the model - if the model is rejected, you'll get an email with reasons and a coupon covering your payment.

Paul
Re: rings connected for single print? [message #43837 is a reply to message #43832 ] Sat, 11 February 2012 12:41 UTC Go to previous message
avatar leorolph  is currently offline leorolph
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thanks

 
   
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