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Stainless Steel - 3mm? [message #55754] Mon, 22 October 2012 02:45 UTC Go to previous message
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Hey there,

The Stainless Steel material lists 3mm as being the minimum wall thickness. However, certain models, such as this one:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/182665/deathly-hallows-harry- potter-pendant-no-spin.html

Were printed in stainless steel, and are not 3mm thick (the dimensions listed are 2.5mm) (this particular model has no relevance, it's just one I picked at random).

So is the 3mm wall rule not a hard rule? Can it be overcome or ignored? Enlighten me, please.

EDIT: This one is an even better example. The dimensions listed for the model are 7mm in height, but that's with the loop - I very much doubt the model itself is 3mm or more in height, and the separate walls are surely not that thickness either.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/176501/star-pendant-super-sta r.html

[Updated on: Mon, 22 October 2012 02:48 UTC]

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