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 Topic: interlocking item
Re: interlocking item [message #121952 is a reply to message #121937 ] Sun, 30 August 2015 09:59 UTC
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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I think it would work but, I don't think it would slide. I think what you would end up with is a very tight fit that might possibly need to be forced together with a lightweight hammer. If 3D printing were perfect all of the surfaces would be absolutely smooth just like your CAD model, but alas, 3D printing is not yet perfect and what you're going to wind up with his 16 µm "stair steps" representing the individual layers of the 3D printing process. Being that your dovetail slots will not be able to be polished since those surfaces will be inaccessible and so those areas will remain rough. Consequently, I would add something like 0.1 to 0.2 mm of clearance. My intuition is telling me that the pieces will slide together without too much force and the clearance will not be noticeable to the naked eye.

On the other hand, it might look cool if there were say, 0.5 to 1 mm of clearance. This would be noticeable to the naked eye and it would also cause a viewer to think that they were two individual pieces locked together rather than one piece with an engraving. I assume you're going to use two different metals like gold and platinum but even this could look as one solid piece if the clearance is minute. What you might do is get your model into some photorealistic rendering software to get an idea of how it would look both ways. If you don't have good rendering software available you might like to try out Lagoa. It's free to use and has enough capability to render jewelry items very well as can be seen here.





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Re: interlocking item [message #121954 is a reply to message #121952 ] Sun, 30 August 2015 10:27 UTC
avatar ade1963  is currently offline ade1963
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Hi UB
I've ordered one in bronze , so can try out the fit , I am quiet handy in the workshop so may fettle the two parts to give a slide fit ,

I did think about two different materials , but feel one part polished with the other half in raw would better represent ourselves at the wedding ,

I did want the ring to be done in titanium ( as I'm ex f1) but the company has failed to get back to me so went to shape ways and have been very impressed so far

Thanks for the reply

Adrian
Re: interlocking item [message #121957 is a reply to message #121954 ] Sun, 30 August 2015 10:36 UTC
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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Did you mean ex Formula One?

I see what you mean by the rough and polished sitting next to each other and the abstract meaning of such. Very good idea!

That's good to hear that you are capable of doing your own hand finishing to make it work if need be. That way you wont have to spend much money doing trial and error iterations to get to what works.





Sculptural artist James William Kincaid III
Universe Becoming Jewelry Design
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Re: interlocking item [message #121966 is a reply to message #121957 ] Sun, 30 August 2015 14:16 UTC
avatar ade1963  is currently offline ade1963
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yes , ex formula one, benetton , arrows and williams,
Re: interlocking item [message #121969 is a reply to message #121966 ] Sun, 30 August 2015 14:23 UTC
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Awesome!





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 Topic: Mortal Combat blade
Re: Mortal Combat blade [message #121945 is a reply to message #121941 ] Sun, 30 August 2015 00:20 UTC
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The limit for weapons is 10cm.. at 17cm, this is likely to get rejected.


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Re: Mortal Combat blade [message #121946 is a reply to message #121945 ] Sun, 30 August 2015 00:34 UTC
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I am going to see if I can print it as the blade is just for cosplay but if it does fail then I go back to the drawing board and use the shapeways site to size it. As I like to say 3D printing is a experiment we are just learning and every bit is just a new lesson.

Jordan


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Re: Mortal Combat blade [message #121962 is a reply to message #121946 ] Sun, 30 August 2015 13:05 UTC
avatar wozwasntere  is currently offline wozwasntere
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Print the blade and handle separately then glue them together.


http://warrenhudsonmodelling.blogspot.co.uk/
Re: Mortal Combat blade [message #121970 is a reply to message #121962 ] Sun, 30 August 2015 14:39 UTC
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Great idea!


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 Topic: First ever earring design!
First ever earring design! [message #121971] Sun, 30 August 2015 14:43 UTC
avatar jordanbanks  is currently offline jordanbanks
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This my first ever earring design; I want to broaden my horizon on different designs and material. I had an artist tell me once the only way to get better is to do something your not comfortable designing.

Let me know what you think:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/QCHLHGCAK/seahorse-earring ?key=bbc1109fc055e0e3b6a83853aaa231ec


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