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Complex assemblies [message #12881] Sat, 15 May 2010 09:57 UTC Go to next message
avatar gomi  is currently offline gomi
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I what to built a set of gears in a single printing, but when I have tried it has not worked.
Basically I want 2 interlocking rings, and it looks like it can be done from the examples.

With Blender does is have to be a single object? Or can I create the cog, then add the framework.
Re: Complex assemblies [message #12984 is a reply to message #12881 ] Tue, 18 May 2010 23:39 UTC Go to previous message
avatar esnoeijs  is currently offline esnoeijs
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You can print fully functional mechanical constructs in 1 go. However, you have to keep a very close eye at the specifications of the material you want it printed in. If two parts are too close together they will be fused together.

There is a lot more info available on the tutorials page.

Take a look under "Advanced tutorials: mechanical parts & designing for 3D printing"

You can also get a feel for it by looking at a few models from the 3D parts database.

There are a few mechanical parts there. You can download them and have a look.

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