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minimum density [message #46893] Thu, 12 April 2012 21:44 UTC Go to next message
avatar Malik  is currently offline Malik
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Hi all I am new , and need help whit my model .
I wish print a model in glazed ceramic but really don't know how to solve density problem .( I don't understand what i have to do ) if someone could help me thank you .
Re: minimum density [message #46901 is a reply to message #46893 ] Thu, 12 April 2012 23:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar duann  is currently offline duann
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Hey Malik,

Please contact service@shapeways.com with your question, they should be able to give you more details and are AWESOME at helping people get their models 3D printed.

Duann Scott, Designer Evangelist, Shapeways
Re: minimum density [message #46903 is a reply to message #46893 ] Fri, 13 April 2012 00:39 UTC Go to previous message
avatar pfeiffer stylez  is currently offline pfeiffer stylez
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... from http://www.shapeways.com/design-rules/ceramics
"Minimum Density of Model: Material to Bounding Box Ratio should be greater than 5%.

"Material" means your models volume.
As far as I can see, your table1 has a volume of 107,34 cm³.

"Bounding Box" is the smallest (virtual) oblong box your model would fit in.
You can see the bounding box dimensions on the models page.

table1's bounding box is...
cm: 13.84 w x 11.32 d x 14.4 h
--> 1786,03 cm³

5% of that are 89,3 cm³

table1's volume (107,34 cm³) is greater than 5% of its bounding box volume (89,3 cm³).
--> no density problem Smile

... but it seems that your model has 8 border egdes which might be a problem.
Get a free copy of netfabb (basic) to find and fix such errors quick and comfortable. Wink

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