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Stainless Steel problem on part I recieved [message #12833] Fri, 14 May 2010 05:02 UTC Go to previous message
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I got a bunch of stuff I ordered today, and everythign was great. but I have one issue on my design here: http://www.shapeways.com/model/111353/m__bius_snake_bracelet .html

I forgot to take a good close up, so this is the best I have. I do have a youTube of it linked below too.

So the issue is that the little snake piece wrapped around the main bracelet ended up getting fused with the part of the bracelet it's wrapped around. I'll call it the rail. But the reason it fused was because that after printing the powder was removed, and then the little snake fell down on the center "rail" due to gravity. I can see lines where it fused together. But there is much more clearance there than with the tiny little holes that go all around the bracelet. It didn't seem to fuse there. Was this a printing problem, and not supported properly, or do I need to figure out a design solution around this issue? I'm not sure how to support this piece becasuse it's not touching anywhere, and isn't supposed to. Smile

I got it loose but broke one twist of the snake off in the process, and I wrenched on it pretty hard, so potential customers shouldn't be asked to do this. But other than that, you can see in the video it works. I'd like to fix it's design so Stainless can be ordered too. It's pretty cool.



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