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Octopus [message #69341] Thu, 06 June 2013 21:36 UTC Go to next message
avatar entertailion  is currently offline entertailion
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I'm working on an octopus that I want to print in stainless steel. This will be my first model in metal. I'm going to hollow out the head so there will be a hole at the bottom. I also want to make 2 holes for eyes that will let you see inside the hollow head.

Do you think there might be any issues with doing this in metal?

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Re: Octopus [message #69386 is a reply to message #69341 ] Fri, 07 June 2013 12:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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By metal you mean stainless (we also have silver with different design rules)? Depending on the scale you may have to dull down those tentacles some.

Side question, What software are you using?


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Re: Octopus [message #69389 is a reply to message #69386 ] Fri, 07 June 2013 13:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Fri, 07 June 2013 12:47

By metal you mean stainless (we also have silver with different design rules)?

Yes, it will be in stainless steel.

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Depending on the scale you may have to dull down those tentacles some.

I was planning on moving the tentacles down so that the model stands on them. But what is the issue with having to move them down for printing?

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Side question, What software are you using?

I'm using Blender for designing the model.


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Re: Octopus [message #69396 is a reply to message #69389 ] Fri, 07 June 2013 13:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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dull down


I.e. make less pointy. Both from the points perhaps being too thin to print and from the issue that it (depending on its size) looks remarkably dangerous/weaponlike.

And I'm sure you know this, but also depending on the size it will be quite expensive.
Re: Octopus [message #69397 is a reply to message #69341 ] Fri, 07 June 2013 13:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As AmLachDesigns said, the problem can be with printing tiny pointy legs.

Are you planning on pulling down just the tips for him to stand on? In the firing process, you may get some warping and sagging if you have weight in the center supported by the outside. So don't be surprised if you do see the head sink a little bit. Of course depends still on size and structure.


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Re: Octopus [message #69400 is a reply to message #69397 ] Fri, 07 June 2013 14:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the feedback. I will make some changes.


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Re: Octopus [message #69415 is a reply to message #69400 ] Fri, 07 June 2013 15:52 UTC Go to previous message
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I've make the tentacles less pointed. The head is smaller now and leaning backwards. The tentacles will eventually tuck in underneath the body. The scale at the moment is 5cm from tip to tip.

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