Ceramics wall thickness

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by guusbaggermans, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. guusbaggermans
    guusbaggermans New Member
    I'm currently designing a small bowl, that I want to print in ceramics.

    The wall thickness checker is warning me about a 3mm minimum wall thickness, and I wonder if anybody has any experience in going more towards 2mm. Does it get very fragile? The total dimensions of the bowl are about a 13cm sphere.

  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    No one should have experience at 2mm as 3mm is the minimum.
  3. AlanHudson
    AlanHudson Shapeways Employee Dev Team
    I made a bowl recently with these dimensions: 11.762 w x 3.39 d x 11.728 h cm

    It needed to 4mm thick as it was rejected at 3mm. The rules for thickness are. I made my bowl below 300mm to stay under 4mm thickness.

    If bounding box x+y+z is 120-200mm: 3mm · x+y+z is 200-300mm: 4mm · x+y+z is 300-400mm: 6mm

    You can see it here: https://www.shapeways.com/model/1475676