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Ring help [message #32878] Wed, 17 August 2011 22:40 UTC Go to next message
avatar rubyscooby  is currently offline rubyscooby
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I want to create a ring in stainless steel. Any tips or hints? I think I read somewhere the shrinkage is .05 on ss. How thick and how wide does it need to be? Is there a simple base mesh ring base out there to use.
Re: Ring help [message #32885 is a reply to message #32878 ] Thu, 18 August 2011 05:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There's the, Stainless Steel material info page, and then there's the SS design rules with some SS advanced rules (just in case you don't like sticking to the main rules Wink)

I'm pretty sure shrinkage during the print process is taken into account so the end product is the size you specify.

For your base ring structure, you could start with Thingiverse for an open source model.

Paul

Re: Ring help [message #33315 is a reply to message #32885 ] Thu, 25 August 2011 18:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Ring help [message #33319 is a reply to message #32878 ] Thu, 25 August 2011 18:45 UTC Go to previous message
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I designed my stainless rings to size and didn't have any problem with them fitting. I've moved on to silver for my designs now.


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