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Can two separate objects be printed? [message #56079] Sun, 28 October 2012 01:47 UTC Go to next message
avatar Slink1  is currently offline Slink1
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Can two separate objects be printed in one order? By separate, I mean they stand alone. Or must the objects be connected by a sprue?



Thank You.
Re: Can two separate objects be printed? [message #56083 is a reply to message #56079 ] Sun, 28 October 2012 02:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Two questions:
What material, and how big are the objects?

Most materials allow separate and/or interlocking parts.
This item of mine http://shpws.me/lnvb would be rejected if the individual parts weren't sprued together (they're only 1mm in diameter)
but this item http://shpws.me/lmmj has nine separate peices that move independently. A sprue on the latter would defeat the purpose.

A bit of it has to do with whether the operators can actually pick up the parts with their fingers or not.

Silver on the other hand allows only one single part - nothing moving or interlocking.. except for a specific exception of paired earrings.


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Re: Can two separate objects be printed? [message #56087 is a reply to message #56083 ] Sun, 28 October 2012 03:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The objects are dormers and a chimney for a small scale building. The dormers are very small and measure 12 mm wide with a height of 5 mm. The chimney is larger measuring 14 mm wide. See the photo below.
I hope this will print because I am having "watertight" issues when I attach a sprue.
http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/data/500/dormer_and_chimney.JPG
Re: Can two separate objects be printed? [message #56121 is a reply to message #56087 ] Sun, 28 October 2012 19:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As long as you are not printing in silver it should work.
Re: Can two separate objects be printed? [message #56124 is a reply to message #56121 ] Sun, 28 October 2012 21:16 UTC Go to previous message
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Thank you for the replies. I've added several more stand alone dormers and chimneys to the file and uploaded them to Shapeways. The were accepted and appear to be ready to print. They will be made in the white plastic or the clear (high detail) material. I will submit the order and see what results.


Thanks again.

 
   
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