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WSF thickness and flexibility [message #45908] Sat, 24 March 2012 12:06 UTC Go to next message
avatar skeh  is currently offline skeh
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Hi All,

I need a flexible sheet in my model and I found this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXgbJB9v6Zk&feature=playe r_embedded#!

What is the thickeness of this piece to make it this flexible?

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Re: WSF thickness and flexibility [message #46029 is a reply to message #45908 ] Tue, 27 March 2012 08:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Really nobody that knows how thickness relates to flexibility?

Desperately need it Sad
Re: WSF thickness and flexibility [message #46030 is a reply to message #46029 ] Tue, 27 March 2012 09:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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For a wire, 0.8mm is very flexible - see; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNXz1D0R0Ls - with a sheet the same thickness will be stiffer, but you are able to go down to the minimum wall thickness of 0.7mm for WSF if the area is not too large.

Re: WSF thickness and flexibility [message #46032 is a reply to message #46029 ] Tue, 27 March 2012 12:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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skeh wrote on Tue, 27 March 2012 08:06

Really nobody that knows how thickness relates to flexibility?

Sort of, but it's complicated Sad
Try this page and ignore all the stuff about model locos.......



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Re: WSF thickness and flexibility [message #46112 is a reply to message #46029 ] Thu, 29 March 2012 00:26 UTC Go to previous message
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skeh wrote on Tue, 27 March 2012 08:06

Really nobody that knows how thickness relates to flexibility?

Desperately need it Sad


The short answer is simply: you just can't do that under the current design rules.

To achieve that sort of flexibility you'd need a wall thickness in the range of 0.3-0.4mm, but Shapeways no longer permits models so thin because of production issues. (The rules have changed since that video was made.)

 
   
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