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Forum: CustomMaker
 Topic: Customize - 1 Text Box Limit
Customize - 1 Text Box Limit [message #120456] Mon, 03 August 2015 09:03 UTC
avatar Fluid_Designer  is currently offline Fluid_Designer
Messages: 2
Registered: January 2015
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Any change we can add more than 1 Text Box?

Forum: Aluminum
 Topic: Aluminium chain
Aluminium chain [message #120458] Mon, 03 August 2015 09:36 UTC
avatar drloris  is currently offline drloris
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Registered: March 2014
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I've been wanting to make more flexible metal pieces for a while now, and aluminium is the first chance for that. (Okay, apart from just 6 pieces in the interlocking metal pilot)

So I designed a simple bracelet chain to fit the aluminium specs. I also printed it in coloured polished plastic, to see how it compares.


I think it turned out quite well for a first attempt - all the links move freely. I gave it a separation of 0.62 mm, so it seems like that is enough.
Something which I've not seen anyone else mention is that it seems slightly larger than the design. The chain links are a fraction thicker than the plastic version. The wire was designed with a 1.7mm diameter, but I think for the most part it's more like 1.9mm. It does vary quite a bit more than the plastic - presumably because of the support removal.
It doesn't have much flex at all.
The connector I'd designed didn't have quite enough space to insert, and when I tried to bend it with pliers the end snapped off. Fortunately it left enough of a hook to still function.

I also tested detail with a print of my dragon coin. I don't have a picture of it, but it's pretty good. As I've seen someone else mention, though, it is very matt, and this does make it look rather 'flat'.
I can see from where the support was removed that it was printed on edge. Looking carefully I can see some distortion, with circles sagging at the bottom side,and a few small blebs of additional metal on the lower surface.

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Forum: 3D Printing
 Topic: How to set the right size?
How to set the right size? [message #120481] Mon, 03 August 2015 17:28 UTC
avatar adre  is currently offline adre
Messages: 1
Registered: August 2015
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I have developed a ring which I have uploaded and I would like to know how I can be sure of what size is correct. The size I need is US size 6 (male), however, I am unsure of what size would be correct to scale my ring to that size using this site.
 Topic: Raw Silver Issue
Raw Silver Issue [message #120474] Mon, 03 August 2015 17:02 UTC
avatar DreamOfSongs  is currently offline DreamOfSongs
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Registered: January 2014
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I custom made wedding rings for me and my husband in raw silver. We had our wedding and they were blessed by the priest, only to find that my husband is getting a rash from his wedding ring.

Mine is okay, so I thought that it was because his was too tight. We took it to a certified estate jeweler thinking it had to be re-sized.

It turns out that the rash he is developing is because there is a high possibility of nickel contained in the ring. He could be getting an allergic reaction from it.

I looked up the metal content, and it doesn't show that there is nickel in it, but copper. However, his rash is dry, red, and not turning green.

Would someone at Shapeways be able to verify the content?

I have to remake the ring as soon as possible, and deciding if it's better to 3D print the wax and cast it locally, or to just resend the file using a different metal (depends on cost) . Could someone verify if 14K is a better option? White gold?

Attached photos to show what happened to his ring.

Thank you

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Forum: Porcelain
 Topic: porcelain arrived!!
porcelain arrived!! [message #120455] Mon, 03 August 2015 08:51 UTC
avatar ultimawiz  is currently offline ultimawiz
Messages: 5
Registered: November 2014
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I'm very satisfied with result.

A little cup can be used for clear rice wine or spirits.
the color Gloss Celadon Green Porcelain will match well with korean berverage.

A Slime from dragonquest can be used as weight for papers or napkins
I thought detail of eye could disappear with glaze but it looks like drawing and I like it.

I thought orcarina would be canceled.
It needs some updated to work as musical instrument but I see what porcelain is capable of.

[Updated on: Mon, 03 August 2015 08:51 UTC]



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