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Silver printing [message #45131] Fri, 09 March 2012 14:01 UTC Go to next message
avatar moniquehorsman  is currently offline moniquehorsman
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I want to print something in silver, so i checked the max measurements and it says: 15x15x3cm(*)
But this (*) says: (*) Dependent on the design, for more information see Silver Design Rules

Silver design rules
The basics...

Wall thickness minimum: .6 mm ---> yes
Detail thickness minimum: .3 mm ---> yes
And no Embossing needed...

So what other factors do I need to be aware of if I want to print in Silver?

Will that mean I am able to print a larger model?

Please help!

Re: Silver printing [message #45133 is a reply to message #45131 ] Fri, 09 March 2012 15:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Jettuh  is currently offline Jettuh
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Hi Monique,

No this is the maximum size.

But if you take the maximum size of 15x15x3cm, the model needs to have a thicker wallthickness then the 0.6mm as it will probably be to fragile if you have a long wall of 15cm which is just 0.6mm thick.

Good luck with your design!
Re: Silver printing [message #45140 is a reply to message #45133 ] Fri, 09 March 2012 17:15 UTC Go to previous message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Hi Monique & Jettuh Smile

Even small items in silver sometimes need larger than 0.6mm wall thickness. Rolling Eyes

For a larger-than-printable item, I'd suggest multiple models that would be able to be soldered together - or find a company that will supply the wax models that can be joined together before invstement.


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