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 Topic: Will this design hold up in FCS?
Will this design hold up in FCS? [message #97182] Wed, 27 August 2014 14:38 UTC
avatar sedstiskyfaller  is currently offline sedstiskyfaller
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Registered: March 2014
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Hello,

I am just getting into printing more models in FCS and am unsure about one of my designs. The link to it is below:

https://www.shapeways.com/model/2524852/holo-comm-full-color .html?li=shop-inventory&materialId=26&key=e451e21229 a02e576d6d0b7b1e4e1aaa

What I am concerned with are the 3 arms that extend along the main body of the model. They have a diameter of 3 mm at their thinnest point.

Will this hold up?

Thanks for any help,
Sedsti
Re: Will this design hold up in FCS? [message #97186 is a reply to message #97182 ] Wed, 27 August 2014 14:59 UTC
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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Hmm. I think it might work. Problem is the intermediate step when they have to clean the brittle raw print and then put it in the superglue solution. Technically as the thinnest part is 3mm (the minimum for an unsupported wire) they will probably not reject it - if it breaks during production they will refund you. The trickier part is that if you are going to offer it for sale and it turns out to be marginal, customers will get rejections as well and/or your model will fall back to the new "first to try" status.
Re: Will this design hold up in FCS? [message #97192 is a reply to message #97186 ] Wed, 27 August 2014 15:58 UTC
avatar sedstiskyfaller  is currently offline sedstiskyfaller
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That is the other thing I am worried about. I would like to offer this as a product in my shop, but the reproducibility might be a problem.

i wasn't sure if it would hold up to begin with though. I had a problem with Metallic Plastic not too long ago with some "wires" that were slightly thicker, but shorter than these. It currently has a 33% success rate from that.

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