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Can we print separate pieces that are not physically connected in one file? [message #61501] Wed, 06 February 2013 23:32 UTC Go to next message
avatar Whystler  is currently offline Whystler
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Meaning, if we have an item that has different parts to be assembled and they are not physically touching or connected by some sort of wire, is this allowed?

Also, if we want to print something that costs .50 cents in material, and we intend to sell it but the price of that small thing would be prohibitive to buyers when a $5.00 handling fee is added - are we allowed to arrange ten of these things in one file and print it, thereby spreading the $5 fee over 10 items?

I remember that once we could not do this... but I'm wondering if things have changed.

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Re: Can we print separate pieces that are not physically connected in one file? [message #61503 is a reply to message #61501 ] Thu, 07 February 2013 00:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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The question is.. how small of a part?

refer to this thread:
http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=5636 2&&srch=sprue#msg_56362


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Re: Can we print separate pieces that are not physically connected in one file? [message #61513 is a reply to message #61501 ] Thu, 07 February 2013 10:57 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Mhagan  is currently offline Mhagan
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Absolutely. We encourage it! If the parts are smaller than a quarter (~25mm) please sprue them together or use a loop to keep them together so our Post Processing Specialists can keep track of them.


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