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Wall thickness for large objects in FD [message #48571] Thu, 17 May 2012 09:38 UTC Go to next message
avatar tebee  is currently offline tebee
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I've had a customer write to me and tell me that one of my models he ordered in FD printed OK but shattered in transit.

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Now this is quite a large piece 200mm long by 35mm wide. My design thickness was .75mm-.8mm - it had to be printable in WSF as well as FD though in fact I find is a little thinner in a few places Rolling Eyes - it's messy as it curves in multiple directions, though this should also make it stronger.

So what thickness should I make this so it does not break?

Will attach stl file in separate post .

Tom

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Re: Wall thickness for large objects in FD [message #48572 is a reply to message #48571 ] Thu, 17 May 2012 09:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar tebee  is currently offline tebee
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STL file for above

Re: Wall thickness for large objects in FD [message #48586 is a reply to message #48572 ] Thu, 17 May 2012 13:03 UTC Go to previous message
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Avoid those 90° edgings.
Use small 45° chamfers, or (even better) a small radius.

And, instead of making the whole thing thicker, "just" add some internal struts.

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