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Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: Fitting one part inside another (tolerances)?
Re: Fitting one part inside another (tolerances)? [message #136698 is a reply to message #134358 ] Wed, 10 February 2016 04:37 UTC
avatar wasatch  is currently offline wasatch
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Another experiment with a different fastener design and tighter clearances. The threads didn't stay snugly together very well probably in part because the 0.2mm clearance everywhere was to loose.

Instead of threads this assembly uses a twist lock action. There are three 3mm dia cylindrical tabs that rotate into slots over 0.1mm bumps at the entrance. Going over the bumps is -0.1mm clearance. Then at rest, locked into the slot there is 0mm clearance. It snapped into place but if i pushed the two parts together i could rotate the tabs without feeling any bump.

So to lock the red core part into the grey tube in my OP there will be 4 larger 3x6mm tabs that will similarly twist lock into the grey tube. Kind of like what is drawn onto the parts in the 2nd pic.

Here are pics of the drawn assembly and the printed result. Can't use 0 thickness edges like were printed on the end of the outer cylinder ;-)
The twist lock action at the other end of the outer cylinder are drawn with a 0.2mm space between the tab and the cylinder and i can flex them with a pencil point, but they're likely to fragile.

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx55/wowsatch/Airgunning/LP50/TabTogether_zpsvmce35ei.jpg

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx55/wowsatch/Airgunning/LP50/20160205_221526-1_zpsawkrqzez.jpg
Forum: Introductions
 Topic: Budding Shapie saying hello!
Re: Budding Shapie saying hello! [message #136699 is a reply to message #136687 ] Wed, 10 February 2016 05:54 UTC
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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Hey! Welcome to Shapeways! :D

"sure I'll have a shop, but shortly after I find something that sells I'll be promoting on all sorts of platforms like my own site, Facebook, Etsy, local shops, whatever I can get my hands on."

I feel you'll do very well with that approach. Here's what I was able to do without even trying. No promoting whatsoever. Finding out what sells is difficult, but not impossible. My great selling DNA ring was just an accident. I currently scour the world looking for what sells so as to make the best of my time investment. As you can imagine, people are extremely tight lipped about what sells when they find something so one needs to be extremely persistent in their attempts to uncover this.

See ya around Shapeways town!





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Forum: ShapeJS
 Topic: Upload script to shapeways shop
Upload script to shapeways shop [message #136700] Wed, 10 February 2016 07:30 UTC
avatar wawwright  is currently offline wawwright
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How do I upload a shapejs2.0 script to my shapeways shop so that customers can start creating parts and buying parts??
Forum: Buying
 Topic: Can't get through Checkout
Re: Can't get through Checkout [message #136697 is a reply to message #136663 ] Wed, 10 February 2016 02:16 UTC
avatar KyleAWilson  is currently offline KyleAWilson
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They definitely are. I've got the billing address on "Same as Shipping Address" at checkout.

[Updated on: Wed, 10 February 2016 02:17 UTC]

Re: Can't get through Checkout [message #136701 is a reply to message #136697 ] Wed, 10 February 2016 07:57 UTC
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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Email shapeways customer support at service@shapeways.com then.
Forum: Shapeways API
 Topic: 500 Response on POST to /orders/cart/v1
Re: 500 Response on POST to /orders/cart/v1 [message #136694 is a reply to message #136692 ] Wed, 10 February 2016 01:41 UTC
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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Is there no message with the 500 return code?


Patience, Persistance, Politeness - the 3Ps will help us get us to Perfect Printed Products
Re: 500 Response on POST to /orders/cart/v1 [message #136702 is a reply to message #136694 ] Wed, 10 February 2016 08:02 UTC
avatar dt99jay  is currently offline dt99jay
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Unfortunately I can't see any other message. The request is formed like this in Shapeways' python module:
response = requests.post(
            url=self.url(url), auth=self.oauth, params=params, data=body
        )

I can print the headers, but when I've tried to print out 'response.content' and 'response.text', both seem to be empty. The headers are:
{'Connection': 'keep-alive', 'Content-Length': '0', 'X-Powered-By': 'PHP/5.3.10-1ubuntu3.21', 'Cf-Railgun': 'direct (starting new WAN connection)', 'Vary': 'Accept-Encoding', 'Set-Cookie': '__cfduid=df38ef8bb433e25fb0cbd24b8437c43ba1455090393; expires=Thu, 09-Feb-17 07:46:33 GMT; path=/; domain=.shapeways.com; HttpOnly, whid=9; path=/', 'Date': 'Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:46:33 GMT', 'CF-RAY': '2726336f0fce0cb9-LHR', 'Server': 'cloudflare-nginx', 'Content-Type': 'text/html'}

[Updated on: Wed, 10 February 2016 08:03 UTC]

Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: It's for the BAND!
Re: It's for the BAND! [message #136703 is a reply to message #136661 ] Wed, 10 February 2016 08:16 UTC
avatar MrNibbles  is currently offline MrNibbles
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Another thing I was considering was creating images of the customization areas, if only for image definitions, and adding them to the image bar. Putting on the shoes of a customer and looking at a typical CustomMaker product you quickly realize that you have absolutely no idea how the customization is set up. You don't know the size of the image, where it is located, if it is square or rectangular, if it is angled, or what heights are set for embossing/engraving. If you're lucky the designer entered some information into the product description, or you can upload several images having different aspect ratios to figure it out through trial and error. Ideally such information would come up automatically as part of the preview process. But in the meantime (assuming a more meaningful preview is ever implemented) the best way might be to cut and past the set-up information into an image like this:

https://images.shapeways.com/model/picture/625x465_4349159_14213304_1455000338.jpg

That also gives the exact image size so they would have a better chance of producing artwork that would keep lines or features above a minimum width, at least for the materials in which they were interested. I suppose the ultimate solution is for any CustomMaker output to be run through the standard design rule checking algorithms, with a repair option. And if that were possible then the customer should also be able to set the embossing/engraving heights they wanted, or have the ability to do a simple z-scale with a readout of the maximum height excursion that ends up being used. Life would be much simpler if only one or two materials were an option!


Re: It's for the BAND! [message #136704 is a reply to message #136703 ] Wed, 10 February 2016 08:40 UTC
avatar Ontogenie  is currently offline Ontogenie
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It would be helpful to give the customer an idea of where their image will appear on the product, and whether it can be rectangular or square...I uploaded a rectangular image, it didn't work but it did have a lot of grey tones. Tried a square one, b/w, no problems.

I guess the danger is if you make it look too complicated before the customer even has the chance to try it that they might be scared off. Maybe a simple display with two images, one showing a high contrast image with a thumbs up, one showing a low contrast image with a thumbs down or slash through it would do the trick? And maybe just for this purpose someone (Shapeways?!) could run a calibration of the CustomMaker...take one black/white high contrast image, make it stepwise grayer with lower contrast and then print out a small series. This way the customers (and designers) could have a better idea of which images will work and which won't.
Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Possible to make mounts for monitor to wall?
Re: Possible to make mounts for monitor to wall? [message #136705 is a reply to message #136562 ] Wed, 10 February 2016 10:59 UTC
avatar Wahtah  is currently offline Wahtah
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because of the distance from the wall you will get different forces on the strips than the ones they are designed for. that means the max weight specified can't be relied on. also, you are not going to like the prices of printed brackets that are strong enough and have enough surface area to accomodate enough strips.

short version: i don't think so...
Re: Possible to make mounts for monitor to wall? [message #136706 is a reply to message #136562 ] Wed, 10 February 2016 13:59 UTC
avatar Wahtah  is currently offline Wahtah
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edit: oops, double submit...

[Updated on: Wed, 10 February 2016 14:00 UTC]

Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Glass Micorbubble Doping of WSF
Re: Glass Micorbubble Doping of WSF [message #136708 is a reply to message #136681 ] Wed, 10 February 2016 14:53 UTC
avatar hunterseeker5  is currently offline hunterseeker5
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I was told it was part of the cleaning process. All three samples you see images of above were non-WSFP parts, yet still contain them.
Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Need loads of help in little time
Re: Need loads of help in little time [message #136695 is a reply to message #136591 ] Wed, 10 February 2016 01:55 UTC
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 Topic: Vector to 3d .stl
Re: Vector to 3d .stl [message #136696 is a reply to message #136667 ] Wed, 10 February 2016 01:57 UTC
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 Topic: Modeler Needed for Fairly Simple Design
Modeler Needed for Fairly Simple Design [message #136707] Wed, 10 February 2016 14:13 UTC
avatar Deoxys911  is currently offline Deoxys911
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I need a male symbol (the circle with an arrow) designed and printed. I have the measurements all worked out in a design document (attached), I just don't have the technical knowledge to create the model. After it is modeled, I would also like to purchase a printed version in strong & flexible or acrylic plastic.

Re: Modeler Needed for Fairly Simple Design [message #136709 is a reply to message #136707 ] Wed, 10 February 2016 15:25 UTC
avatar kaadesign  is currently offline kaadesign
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You can download the file or order it here:

http://shpws.me/LCLR

Preview:
https://www.shapeways.com/model/3dtools/4355174/0/6?check=4& amp; amp;key=f47337a4cbd974fbd2c29f414e138397

... or safe money with hollowed version 0,5" wall thickness:
http://shpws.me/LCMt

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[Updated on: Wed, 10 February 2016 15:44 UTC]


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