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whats wrong with this model? [message #83233] Wed, 15 January 2014 17:15 UTC Go to next message
avatar robbyvw  is currently offline robbyvw
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hi everybody,

i am completely new over here and don't really know what i do wrong about my design.
when i uploaded the model, i really would like to print it with steel, steel ain't a select-able option.
can someone give me the right information to help me?

thanks in advance!


Re: whats wrong with this model? [message #83234 is a reply to message #83233 ] Wed, 15 January 2014 17:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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The minimum size for stainless is 3mm x 3mm x 3mm. Your part is 2.12mm x 1.23mm x 5.48.

[Updated on: Wed, 15 January 2014 18:05 UTC]

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Re: whats wrong with this model? [message #83235 is a reply to message #83233 ] Wed, 15 January 2014 17:57 UTC Go to previous message
avatar underitall  is currently offline underitall
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Hi Robby,
There's a load of internal geometry, all those unnecessary lines and faces, if you've got an internal face it in affect becomes two individual objects, the whole model needs to be one single solid model, nothing else inside that doesn't need to be there, if that makes sense?


Those white faces are reversed and they're inside and shouldn't be there, also looks like a load of unneeded lines.

Hope this helps,

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