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Printing direction [message #45326] Sun, 11 March 2012 19:28 UTC Go to previous message
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Hello! This is a vital topic for my business. I make very small dolls and a smooth surface is vital, and I cannot always sand because the details are so small I would loose them if I did.

Now the Question is, How the model is uploaded and saved upon which axis is the way it is printed, or does shapeways rotate my model to fit in more objects into one printing session?

If not then I just need to adjust my files, please let me know from which axis it prints from bottom to top, and if so, then is it possible to request that rotation is not allowed or at least have a say in which rotation? My dolls are expensive and I can not buy reprints on which the model was not printed as cleanly. And yet I do not want to send my clients dolls that look unclean or unfinished.

I have tried detail materials but it is brittle and breaks easier, so all of my dolls have been printed using WSF.


Anyone else have this problem? I notice one side of the printing is smooth and the other is very layered looking.

Thank you, I would really appreciate a quick reply on this.


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