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Hello from Iowa [message #65921] Wed, 10 April 2013 20:59 UTC Go to next message
avatar tousey  is currently offline tousey
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Hey guys i am completely new to the world of 3d printing. Does anyone know if a simple cylinder can be 3d printed? i am doing a DIY project and i need a 6.5 inch diameter cylinder and i thought maybe 3d printing would be a way of doing it. Thanks for the answer.
Re: Hello from Iowa [message #65924 is a reply to message #65921 ] Wed, 10 April 2013 21:39 UTC Go to previous message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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To be literal and specific, no, you can't make a cylinder. You are completely limited to making triangles.
But, if you make those triangles thin enough or small enough, you likely won't be able to distinguish the difference.

There are a couple of pictures here http://stonysmith.com/wired/scaling.asp that may help.

How tall of an object are you wanting to make? At 6.5 inch diameter, it could get expensive fast.

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