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 Topic: A Cheapskate Question for FC Plastic
A Cheapskate Question for FC Plastic [message #96649] Thu, 21 August 2014 00:10 UTC
avatar Tresob  is currently offline Tresob
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So a lot of my items actually cost less than the price of the FCP handling fee. This means that I'm very tempted to bundle items together when testing this totally awesome material. (I'm really, really excited about this...)

However, I noticed that FCP will not support multiple parts...which leads me to want to sprue together some of my items so that they appear to be one shell.

Is this permissible?

Will it leave a splotch at the points where the sprue meets the model?

Will the technicians put my face on a 3D printed dartboard for making their lives more complicated?
Re: A Cheapskate Question for FC Plastic [message #96658 is a reply to message #96649 ] Thu, 21 August 2014 02:58 UTC
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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Tresob wrote on Thu, 21 August 2014 00:10

I noticed that FCP will not support multiple parts...which leads me to want to sprue together some of my items so that they appear to be one shell.

1) Is this permissible?

2) Will it leave a splotch at the points where the sprue meets the model?

3) Will the technicians put my face on a 3D printed dartboard for making their lives more complicated?


1) I would most certainly hope so. The big trick is to make the assembly easy to pick up with human fingers. In some cases, you might think about cages instead of sprues. Take a look here: http://shpws.me/u3ex
2) Yes
3) Yes <just joking> Your face will be right above mine.

This is a TRIAL period. The results of the trial will affect the final price.


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