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 Topic: Issues with clearance of sliding parts
Re: Issues with clearance of sliding parts [message #150998 is a reply to message #149155 ] Sat, 25 June 2016 04:47 UTC
avatar metatron  is currently offline metatron
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Registered: April 2011
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For anyone whom it concerns-

I went ahead and ordered the pieces as they appear in "bear-x-press5.wrl" and they slide together perfectly. If you need a clean tight fit for your project I recommend that you can, in fact, 'explode' your model like I did so that they print it in separate pieces. This enables you to use a tighter tolerance than what would otherwise be allowed printing in 'one piece'.

So to recap I have a beautiful product, just what I wanted, where the gap between pieces is about .2mm instead of the .5mm listed in the shapeways specification.

As mkroeker noted I would need addition clearance to paint or otherwise apply a finish to the parts, but this was not needed for my purposes.

Thanks guys, and thanks shapeways, keep up the great work.
-metatron

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