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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Hex Shift by OSKAR
Hex Shift by OSKAR [message #96853] Sat, 23 August 2014 12:58 UTC
avatar Oskar_van_Deventer  is currently offline Oskar_van_Deventer
Messages: 390
Registered: December 2008
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Hex Shift was suggested by Bram Cohen. Whereas the gears of this puzzle were designed in 2011, the shift mechanism followed only in 2014. It is a gear-shifting puzzle in the same vein as Gear Shift, Skewb Shift and Shift Happens. The puzzle can be pulled apart in four directions, three horizontal and one vertical. When shifted open, part of the gears can turn, while the others remain stationary. The object is to scramble the puzzle and then bring it back to its original shape and color pattern.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.



[Updated on: Sat, 23 August 2014 12:59 UTC]

Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: Letters deep and with relationship on Gold Plated Brass
Letters deep and with relationship on Gold Plated Brass [message #96850] Sat, 23 August 2014 10:55 UTC
avatar TonyRR  is currently offline TonyRR
Messages: 28
Registered: May 2013
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In your experience I want to know the ideal relationship between width and deep of letters, to be printed in Gold Plated Brass. I've uploaded a model with deeper letters than its width -1.5 mm depth, for 1 or 1.2 mm thick-, and the wall thickness check marked it as OK. It will be printed OK or it will be refused?

Another question. I've designed and printed different models -with letters- but each model comes out with different sharpness, so I don't know what will be the exact relationship to reach the best results -well defined raised letters-. The manual polishing and plating process results in different finishes so I don't know the exact result until I got it on my hands! Any way to have a more precise result?

I know that's a different material but I've just received two identical parts in polished white plastic, and one of them has less detail!!! They look totally different for the polishing process -one sharper, the other one dull-. The polishing process must be best controlled.

Many thanks for your help.

Forum: 3D Applications
 Topic: Netfabb cloud - is it broken?
Netfabb cloud - is it broken? [message #96846] Sat, 23 August 2014 09:02 UTC
avatar ShelM  is currently offline ShelM
Messages: 9
Registered: August 2012
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(Sorry for the dupe posting, I guess maybe 3D Design wasn't the right forum.)

Netfabb cloud is giving me fits - I can't access my fixed file. Any idea what I'm missing here?

I upload a .stl file to The file uploads, and the repair icon turns white, pauses, turns back to gray, then download icon turns white. I click the download icon and it _instantly_ turns back to gray, without even asking for my desired local destination.

I look under the History tab at netfabb, and see my file listed with status "success", but when I click on it netfabb says "The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable." I've tried History again after 15 minutes, a couple of hours, and 24 and 48 hours. Still have same error message.

A few weeks ago I had the same problem, but _eventually_ one, and only one, of my success files in History actually was available. Seems like black magic to me.

Aargggh! 8^)

I'm very sure it's not a problem on my end - I download stuff all the time. Also, I've even tried it with (groan) Internet Explorer, as well as Firefox on my Win 7 machine.

Thanks tons for any thoughts you may have,
...Shel M.
Hollis, NH, USA



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