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Rounded/Polished Side? [message #56060] Sat, 27 October 2012 20:41 UTC Go to next message
avatar N8N1  is currently offline N8N1
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Hello, I recently printed myself a necklace type medallion, but the back side of the emblem is rounded to a soft edge while the front is not. I printed this in the strong white and flexible as a prototype. But before I print my final (In Shiney Silver) I would like to take care of this problem. Any idea on how to specify which side should be considered the front so it can have smoother edges than the back?? If any question is needed feel free to look at my project in My Models.

[Updated on: Sat, 27 October 2012 20:43 UTC]


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Re: Rounded/Polished Side? [message #56066 is a reply to message #56060 ] Sat, 27 October 2012 21:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The model looked fine to me. Are you talking about the faceting along the edge of the 8?


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Re: Rounded/Polished Side? [message #56076 is a reply to message #56066 ] Sun, 28 October 2012 00:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, the model itself looks fine...but when the object was printed, on one of the sides, the edges of everything including the letters N and 8 are somewhat beveled to a round curve while the front remains sharp--or edgy.


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Re: Rounded/Polished Side? [message #56519 is a reply to message #56076 ] Thu, 08 November 2012 22:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Does anyone understand my problem or know how to fix it???


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Re: Rounded/Polished Side? [message #56722 is a reply to message #56060 ] Mon, 12 November 2012 20:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The silver uses a completely different printer and process. It uses a very high detail wax printer, then lost wax cast into silver. So any variations you see in your WSF print will likely not show up in your silver print. But, silver does have it's own variations. Especially if you order in polished, you will lose crispness.


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Re: Rounded/Polished Side? [message #56737 is a reply to message #56722 ] Mon, 12 November 2012 23:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Alright, Thank you. I just wasn't quite sure if my product has a fault in it or not.


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Re: Rounded/Polished Side? [message #56788 is a reply to message #56060 ] Tue, 13 November 2012 16:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Without the file, I can't tell if your file is at fault.


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Re: Rounded/Polished Side? [message #56802 is a reply to message #56788 ] Tue, 13 November 2012 23:14 UTC Go to previous message
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My file is in My Models if you would like to look at it. If not, I would be able to send you the file and you could look at it for me.


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