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Flat disgusted with Shapeways [message #59451] Tue, 01 January 2013 22:10 UTC Go to next message
avatar lancer525  is currently offline lancer525
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index.php?t=getfile&id=25030&private=0I have been working on a small pendant to give to a friend, and it is much less fragile or detailed than many of the small figurines I have seen from other members, but the %^$#!& Shapeways materials picker will NOT allow me to print it in stainless, gold, or silver.

What's up with that?

I don't have any idea how to tell people to go look at it, or I would, because I'd sure like to know how to get this thing printed in metal.

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Re: Flat disgusted with Shapeways [message #59454 is a reply to message #59451 ] Tue, 01 January 2013 23:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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Try increasing the height of that flat part so that it exceeds the 3mm threshold given on the material page...
Re: Flat disgusted with Shapeways [message #59470 is a reply to message #59454 ] Wed, 02 January 2013 13:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar lancer525  is currently offline lancer525
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Worked. Thanks!

Why couldn't I get that from the "edit model" page?

I had no idea what to look at, and redesigned this thing about four times to get it to where it would take.
Re: Flat disgusted with Shapeways [message #59479 is a reply to message #59451 ] Wed, 02 January 2013 14:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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For materials that SW automatically turns off, you should be able to mouse over the item on the edit page to see why it's not available.


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Re: Flat disgusted with Shapeways [message #59503 is a reply to message #59479 ] Wed, 02 January 2013 18:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar lancer525  is currently offline lancer525
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I must be doing something wrong, because I never saw any such place to do that.

I've redone it, per the suggestion to increase the overall thickness, and it worked. Order on the way. (If UPS doesn't leave it at the wrong address, or change the delivery date a dozen times)
Re: Flat disgusted with Shapeways [message #59513 is a reply to message #59470 ] Wed, 02 January 2013 20:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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lancer525 wrote on Wed, 02 January 2013 13:20

Worked. Thanks!

Why couldn't I get that from the "edit model" page?

I had no idea what to look at, and redesigned this thing about four times to get it to where it would take.


You really should start at the material's page when designing for a material and pay attention to the design guidelines. It may not seem alot but there are minimum sizes there for a reason. You're lucky that you get this advanced notice... a couple of years ago a lot of my stainless prints failed because they were to small... oh... my bad Confused Rolling Eyes Razz

Paul.

Re: Flat disgusted with Shapeways [message #63621 is a reply to message #59513 ] Fri, 08 March 2013 23:29 UTC Go to previous message
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Very Happy First thing I read -> Silver datasheet -> what I do when modeling , measure and measure and measure 1mm thickness Rolling Eyes


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