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Stainless Steel specs [message #33950] Wed, 07 September 2011 17:08 UTC Go to next message
avatar GuyInLogan  is currently offline GuyInLogan
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I'm having a hard time finding out if this has been resolved, but I haven't seen much more specific guidance on walls and details for stainless steel.

The materials page says 1 mm for details and 3 mm for walls. 3 mm especially seems a bit large, especially for a ring, which I am creating.

Another page in the forums says "it depends."

Is there additional guidance?
Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #33952 is a reply to message #33950 ] Wed, 07 September 2011 18:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On the Stainless Steel Material Page (under Want to know more?) there's a link to Stainless Steel Design Rules, scroll all the way down and under Want to break some rules?, there's another link - Stainless steel: under 3 mm walls

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Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #33984 is a reply to message #33952 ] Thu, 08 September 2011 04:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the links! Should be very helpful.
Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #34700 is a reply to message #33952 ] Tue, 20 September 2011 17:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Stop4stuff, how's the Stepped Die D6 working out for you (in SS)? Do you think it's fair to use it as an example of something that "will not work"?
Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #34718 is a reply to message #34700 ] Tue, 20 September 2011 19:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Funnily enough, the Stepped D6 & its Step-Twin are both popular sellers without any reported problems.

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Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #37238 is a reply to message #34718 ] Mon, 24 October 2011 02:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I looked thru the materials and would like to have my project printed in SS but it does not show up as an option. Why not?


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Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #37240 is a reply to message #37238 ] Mon, 24 October 2011 03:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Touzel2

Please email me the url of the part to Duann (at) shapeways.com and I will take a look for you.

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Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #37242 is a reply to message #37238 ] Mon, 24 October 2011 07:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Touzel2,

Welcome to Shapeways! Smile

I took a look at your file in NetFabb. At 0.06mm thick, the model is too thin for stainless... in fact it's too thin for any of the materials Shapeways offers. What dimensions is your model supposed to have? (I'm seeing L=6.34mm, W=2.43mm & H=0.06mm)

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Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #37265 is a reply to message #37242 ] Mon, 24 October 2011 17:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My dimensions are as follows in cm according to my drawing and the shapeways site.

Dimensions:   16.1 w x 6.2 d x 0.2 h cm

[Updated on: Mon, 24 October 2011 18:04 UTC]


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Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #37271 is a reply to message #37265 ] Mon, 24 October 2011 19:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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mmm... hey ho!

It doesn't really matter the differences between what we are seeing for the dimensions because Shapeways has software checks (MeshMedic) in place that limits the availability of materials if the smallest dimension is less than 2.51mm... stainless is one of those materials.

Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #38787 is a reply to message #33950 ] Fri, 18 November 2011 00:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Does anyone know the layer thickness used in the stainless steel prints from shapeways?

From the ProMetal website, it says that the equipment can either lay down 0.002" layers or 0.008" layers. Obviously this would result in dramatically different levels of detail. Has anyone seen any post from shapeway stating how the machine is running?

This would be similar to the regular/ultra detail frosted materials.
Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #38966 is a reply to message #38787 ] Mon, 21 November 2011 14:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Small SW parts are printed in .004" layers. This is close to the absolute minimum of this process.

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Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #40844 is a reply to message #33950 ] Wed, 28 December 2011 01:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Does anyone know if the stianless has any nickle or copper in it? It's important to know cause I'm making a gift for a friend and she's allergic to nickle and copper.
Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #40845 is a reply to message #40844 ] Wed, 28 December 2011 02:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Copper: definitely
Shapeways' stainless steel is bronze infused - and bronze is at least 60% copper

Nickle: very probably
Not in the steel (the 400 series does not contain nickle), but the bronze alloy probably contains nickle.
Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #40949 is a reply to message #40845 ] Fri, 30 December 2011 18:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Pfeiffer is correct, no nickel in the stainless component. The bronze infiltant is a tin bronze alloy, I think about 80/20 so it is high in copper, but no nickel. The best way to avoid skin contact is to apply extra heavy coatings of a durable acrylic clear coat. Like a water based polycryllic floor finish. These will wear off over time but they are very durable. People with skin allergies should probably avoid wearing finger rings, earrings or other body studs made from this material. Bracelets and pendants should not be a problem.

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Re: Stainless Steel specs [message #40959 is a reply to message #33950 ] Fri, 30 December 2011 20:07 UTC Go to previous message
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the info. It's good to know, guess I'm gonna have to coat the pendant with polycryllic floor finish. I wouldn't wanna the risk of her getting her to swell. Unless if you guys know of any other way of getting pure stainless steel, perhaps cast with no copper or nickel.

 
   
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