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Ring won't print - need some feedback / advice [message #59171] Mon, 24 December 2012 18:39 UTC Go to next message
avatar PeregrineStudios  is currently offline PeregrineStudios
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Registered: September 2012
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Hey all,

I'm working on a personal passion-project at the moment - I call it 'Deathring the Destroyer'.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/841427/ring___deathring_the_d estroyer__size_13_.html?key=4a0b496ed86b65d6a8e7956dadd65a88

Unfortunately, after speaking with Shapeways support, it seems it won't print. There are areas of the ring and areas of the dragon head that are too thin (such as the tapering on the horns). Now, I can easily fix the ring walls - just make it a little thicker - but it will be very difficult to fix the dragon's head (and quite honestly, I don't want to - I like the scale it's at now, and I don't see why it can't be printed as is). I need a little advice here. I don't see how my model is apparently too thin for printing, while similar rings like these (from another designer):

http://www.shapeways.com/model/278071/o-cuniculus.html?li=pr oductBox-search
http://www.shapeways.com/model/267283/o-virginianus.html?li= moreFromDesigner/?material=23

Have obviously been successfully printed. If anything, I would say mine is sturdier, not the other way around.

Is anyone able to give me some feedback or assistance? (if you're curious, I've attached the image they sent me - maybe you can make better sense of it than me.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Ring won't print - need some feedback / advice [message #59201 is a reply to message #59171 ] Tue, 25 December 2012 21:17 UTC Go to previous message
avatar GWMT  is currently offline GWMT
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Hi PeregrineStudios;

Take a look at this post for some ideas:

http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=5021 0&#msg_50210

It looks like the long horns might be a breakage or polishing problem if they're less than 4.5mm thick according to this:


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