Chained Die D6

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by stop4stuff, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    Chained Die D6 in White Strong & Flexible.

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    Unfortunately this model was just way too flimsy to be printed in Stainless Steel, but comes out rather well in WSF.

    The chainwork is just 1mm diameter 'wires' and the numbers 1.5mm thick by about 12mm tall.

    To finish this model, I'll be painting it, probably antiqued brass with gold coloured numbers (unless anyone has any beter suggestions).
     
  2. Woah, that is trick! 3d printing combined with unique designs never fails to amaze me; some part of me expects that to just collapse in on itself...

    How flexible is it? Does it cave any if you poke the numbers?
     
  3. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    I know it's unlikely, but I'm wondering if it ever lands on a corner, especially being probably very light.
     
  4. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    Thanks :blush:

    The model is quite stable, I just tested it on a set of scales... pressing on the upmost face, the scales went to 350g before I felt it was the right time to stop... the model 'gave' some, but didn't crumble.

    It will balance on a corner, but the biggest downfall is that it will stop on an edge maybe 2 times out of every 40 throws.
     
  5. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    On a smooth surface? Doesn't look as if it would sit flat that way, but like I said being light, it doesn't have the force making it to decide on a face to land on.
     
  6. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    at 0.91g it doesn't have the weight behind it, but it does bounce :)