Non-touching parts in the design

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by genekogan, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. genekogan
    genekogan New Member
    Hi, newbie to Shapeways here. I am working on a design for a necklace that I'd like to print and I have a basic question. Is it allowable to have no touching parts in the design get printed? My design has two interlocked loops that aren't actually one piece, like a chain link fence. If my STL file contains a small piece which is looped through the bigger one, but not actually touching it, will it get printed that way? Thanks!
     
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Depends on the intended material. Any of the plastics or sandstone, yes. Any of the metals, ceramic, or glass, no.
     
  3. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Correct that, ceramics you can have multiple parts. As long as each part follows the minimum size rules.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2012