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Sprues, yes or no, please make your mind up [message #58134] Thu, 06 December 2012 23:04 UTC Go to previous message
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Last order included some items attached with small sprues, and those grouped with a bigger one using loops to hold them. The received product has all the parts, but the small sprues are out of the closed loops (magic!). It's no big problem, all those wires would be cut anyway, but it would be a problem if, say, it was some kind of decoration to hang like a chain.

So could SW make some guidelines about sprues and stick to them? "Multiple parts per STL" is very vague. If you want to have extra freedom to optimize print runs, but at the same time not cause misprints, or rejects due to "items too tiny", you have to be clearer so we can just upload things grouped as best as possible for everyone.

If service wants to investigate the exact model, the id is 790695. It consists of 8 sprues with 4 small items each (and the items have some wires that aren't sprues), and the big sprue holding them.

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