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[Newbie] Prrinting a molecule [message #58289] Sun, 09 December 2012 23:54 UTC Go to next message
avatar stillinbeta  is currently offline stillinbeta
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Registered: December 2012
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Hello all,

I'm an absolute novice at this, so I apologise if this is an obvious question.

I'm hoping to make a necklace out of a printed molecule, specifically this one:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/43/Oestradiol-3D-balls.png/800px-Oestradiol-3D-balls.png

I was hoping I could get it done in steel or silver. But before I go through all the effort of modelling, I'd like to know if this is even possible? I've read the FAQs for Steel and it mentions the "sandcastle" rule, which it seems unlikely this would pass.

Anyone have any suggestions?
Re: [Newbie] Prrinting a molecule [message #58306 is a reply to message #58289 ] Mon, 10 December 2012 09:28 UTC Go to previous message
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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Registered: June 2012
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You can find the usual suspects (caffeine, thc,..) in the jewelry section of the shops already, so it seems to have worked for others.
Also, the "effort of modeling" you mention should be limited to finding a software that can export to VRML2 (a.k.a. VRML97) or X3D.

 
   
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