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interlinked 3d printing - clarification needed [message #77157] Sun, 20 October 2013 22:23 UTC Go to next message
avatar mdavisstudios  is currently offline mdavisstudios
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Can our uploaded designs be several parts interlinked, like a chain with several links, so when it prints the pieces are already and permanently linked together, but still loose?

I know there are some designs like this available to purchase (i.e. https://www.shapeways.com/model/479446/chain.html?li=search- results&materialId=5) , but some forum comments made me think this practice has been discontinued.

thanks!

Re: interlinked 3d printing - clarification needed [message #77164 is a reply to message #77157 ] Mon, 21 October 2013 01:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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It's still allowed. http://shpws.me/pgSD was featured in the last MakerFaire event that Shapeways attended.

There are a couple of catches however:
1) You can't do it in any of the metals, nor in ceramic. The printer can produce the geometry, but the post processing steps require solids.
2) There is a One Million triangle limit on file uploads. A large, smooth model is going to quickly exceed the 1m triangle limit.


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Re: interlinked 3d printing - clarification needed [message #77165 is a reply to message #77164 ] Mon, 21 October 2013 01:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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thanks! too bad it's not allowed for metals, but this is good to know.
Re: interlinked 3d printing - clarification needed [message #81322 is a reply to message #77157 ] Sun, 15 December 2013 12:46 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Gijsraaf  is currently offline Gijsraaf
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So for example a pendant with a ring wich connects another pendant is not possible with metal..? Not even with bigger dimensions?


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