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.7 mm limit [message #69653] Wed, 12 June 2013 01:14 UTC Go to next message
avatar Teh_Bucket  is currently offline Teh_Bucket
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I tried to order the following to be printed in white strong and flexible:
http://www.shapeways.com/model/1142792/funny-little-robot.ht ml?li=productBox-search

It had been validated for 3d printing, but once it got to the printers I got the new information that it couldn't be printed, because of smaller-than-.7mm extrusions.

Is this really the limit for all shapes printed in strong and flexible? I've seen other items that must be under that limit. I can understand a limit of the depth of a hollow object, for structural purposes, but if detail is so limited there is really no reason for me to be publishing anything here, detailed figurines would be impossible.

Not to mention, instead of a refund, given that it's them that failed to inform me it was imprintable before i paid, I've got store credit back. Which is [I][useless/I] if I can't print my designs!

[Updated on: Wed, 12 June 2013 01:35 UTC]

Re: .7 mm limit [message #69682 is a reply to message #69653 ] Wed, 12 June 2013 13:00 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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For details in WSF they can't be taller than they are wide. So if you have a detail that is .5mm thick, it must be no taller than .5mm. If they have a taper like yours, the taper should be at least 45 degrees.

WSF does have detail properties, but if you want really detailed prints, you should try FD or FUD.

We are working to improve our automated software. But it does not find thin sections yet. That has to be manually found. You can email service to get a refund.

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