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Sandstone submarine [message #66877] Thu, 25 April 2013 19:47 UTC Go to next message
avatar entertailion  is currently offline entertailion
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I'm working on a steampunk-styled submarine and I hope to print it in colored sandstone. I'm a bit concerned about the propellor design which might have printing issues. I've kept each blade 3mm thick but the blades are twisted and that might invalidate the minimum printing requirements for sandstone. Has anybody had experience with an issue like this?

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Re: Sandstone submarine [message #66878 is a reply to message #66877 ] Thu, 25 April 2013 20:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You could save the file as STL and then measure the thickness of the blades with Netfabb Basic.
The min wall thickness for sandstone is 2mm.. so you may be fine.


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Re: Sandstone submarine [message #66898 is a reply to message #66877 ] Fri, 26 April 2013 11:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Great idea Smile

Go with what stony says.
And you might find the works of FitchenFoo inspirational for additional features Wink

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Re: Sandstone submarine [message #66899 is a reply to message #66898 ] Fri, 26 April 2013 12:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks. Thats a great reference!


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Re: Sandstone submarine [message #67175 is a reply to message #66899 ] Tue, 30 April 2013 18:52 UTC Go to previous message
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I think I'm ready to do a test print of this design. I've been learning Blender during this time and this will be my first custom design that I will be printing. I've colored the submarine so that I can print it in sandstone. I had to put in a huge hole (25mm) at the bottom for the printing process. The dimensions are 7x18x10cm. There are some fine details like the telescope, so it will be interesting to see if any part breaks. My biggest concern is still the propeller. I've reduced the number of blades, but the shape is still complicated and I hope it holds up during printing.

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