Polished WSF

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by Bunrattypark, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Bunrattypark
    Bunrattypark New Member
    Any chance there will be a relaxation of the 150x150x150 limitations on polishing sometime in the future? I would like to polish larger models. Many thanks.
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    I know there was talk of a larger tumbler, I don't know if those dimensions are for the larger tumbler, or not. I'll ask and see.
  3. nancyliang
    nancyliang New Member
    The current size is the limits for the larger tumbler. The tumbler is donut shaped, so there's a "hole" in the middle where you can't tumble parts. Also, it's not like printing where you can print along the edges, there needs to be a certain amount of space for the polishing beads to vibrate and flow. Adding those factors up and you have a bounding box limit of 15x15x15 cm.

    Right now, we are not planning to on board a bigger tumbler machine unfortunately. The next thing we want to experiment with is coloring + tumbling.