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Can't print an object in ceramic, why? [message #57457] Sun, 25 November 2012 23:08 UTC Go to next message
avatar megmaltese  is currently offline megmaltese
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Hi, here is a simple tank cap: http://www.shapeways.com/model/793940/tank_cap_002.html?key= ac848700c6bc7b99b7081b2925d460a7

The first version was empty inside, I thought to print it in metal but then I changed my mind and I would like to make it in ceramics.

So I made the object full and filled the base.

Still the ceramics material is dimmed, why?


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icon12.gif  Re: Can't print an object in ceramic, why? [message #57459 is a reply to message #57457 ] Mon, 26 November 2012 00:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The object is too small. According to the design rules, the
Min Bounding Box is x+y+z≥120mm
Yours is 42+42+25 = 109


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Re: Can't print an object in ceramic, why? [message #57460 is a reply to message #57459 ] Mon, 26 November 2012 00:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Duh thank you, didn't notice that... I'll have to make it taller, because the diameter must be like that Sad


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Re: Can't print an object in ceramic, why? [message #57466 is a reply to message #57457 ] Mon, 26 November 2012 04:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Uh sorry if I bore you more with this... is ALUMIDE heavier or lighter than water?
I checked the material paper but couldn't find this info.


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Re: Can't print an object in ceramic, why? [message #57468 is a reply to message #57466 ] Mon, 26 November 2012 04:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Heavier, density 1.36 g/cm³. First page of Material Data Sheet, maybe you were looking in the Material Safety DS.
Re: Can't print an object in ceramic, why? [message #57470 is a reply to message #57457 ] Mon, 26 November 2012 04:53 UTC Go to previous message
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No, much more stupid: I read density and jumped away, was looking for "specific weight" Very Happy (this is how we call it in Italy).
Thank you again... so I can use this material for the cap!


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