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Colours in modelling [message #85918] Fri, 07 March 2014 08:03 UTC Go to next message
avatar grahamarrol  is currently offline grahamarrol
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Can anybody tell me if I can get two different coloured materials on a model when getting it manufactured in strong flexible plastic? I am using inventor and going to save my assembled .iam model file as an STL file, but doing see any way of getting two different materials.
I am looking to get the embossing on a product a different colour so that it stands out more.
Re: Colours in modelling [message #85923 is a reply to message #85918 ] Fri, 07 March 2014 11:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar AmLachDesigns  is currently offline AmLachDesigns
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The only colour printing performed by Shapeways is in Full Colour Sandstone (FCS).

You cannot supply colour information in an .stl file - you will need to use one fo the file formats that support it.
Re: Colours in modelling [message #85929 is a reply to message #85918 ] Fri, 07 March 2014 13:53 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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To add to that, you could but the emboss in a different file to order as a separate part to assemble yourself.


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