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Non-touching parts in the design [message #43671] Wed, 08 February 2012 15:14 UTC Go to next message
avatar genekogan  is currently offline genekogan
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Hi, newbie to Shapeways here. I am working on a design for a necklace that I'd like to print and I have a basic question. Is it allowable to have no touching parts in the design get printed? My design has two interlocked loops that aren't actually one piece, like a chain link fence. If my STL file contains a small piece which is looped through the bigger one, but not actually touching it, will it get printed that way? Thanks!
Re: Non-touching parts in the design [message #43672 is a reply to message #43671 ] Wed, 08 February 2012 15:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Depends on the intended material. Any of the plastics or sandstone, yes. Any of the metals, ceramic, or glass, no.


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Re: Non-touching parts in the design [message #43791 is a reply to message #43671 ] Fri, 10 February 2012 13:30 UTC Go to previous message
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Correct that, ceramics you can have multiple parts. As long as each part follows the minimum size rules.

[Updated on: Fri, 10 February 2012 13:30 UTC]


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