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Thin Wall or Embossed Detail [message #68798] Tue, 28 May 2013 19:39 UTC Go to next message
avatar bmsleight  is currently offline bmsleight
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HI,

I try not to turn this in to a rant Smile

I have printed many traffic light cufflinks. I actually have more - but I could only find 5 pairs to hand. In the latest improvement, I have made a small change to bottom of the cufflink - completely unrelated to the top of the cufflink. Each of the cufflinks have a small these have a hood or shroud around the the traffic light. This part of the design has not changed in the last 5-6 protoypes.

I took alot of time to get the design within the rules. In particular according to sticky topic[1] - "Details taller than 1mm, are walls." The hood of the traffic light is not more than 1mm in height and sits on top of a base of 1.2mm in depth. Hence I feel this is an embossing, not a wall
[1] http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=1529&a mp;start=0&

The cufflinks should be on national TV in the UK in June. Ahead of this I wanted to print a Silver version (the ultimate bling), but the model has been rejected as wall too thin.

Photos are worth a thousand words ..... index.php?t=getfile&id=33259&private=0

Welcome some feedback on when a wall is a wall - or an embossing. So I can get my design right for silver, but still have it looking and functioning like a traffic light.

Cheers,
Brendan

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Re: Thin Wall or Embossed Detail [message #69117 is a reply to message #68798 ] Mon, 03 June 2013 16:54 UTC Go to previous message
avatar bmsleight  is currently offline bmsleight
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Got feedback,

For embossing to be embossing, height must not be > width.

IMHO - should be in the design rules.

 
   
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