Silver printing

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by moniquehorsman, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. moniquehorsman
    moniquehorsman New Member
    I want to print something in silver, so i checked the max measurements and it says: 15x15x3cm(*)
    But this (*) says: (*) Dependent on the design, for more information see Silver Design Rules

    Silver design rules
    The basics...

    Wall thickness minimum: .6 mm ---> yes
    Detail thickness minimum: .3 mm ---> yes
    And no Embossing needed...

    So what other factors do I need to be aware of if I want to print in Silver?

    Will that mean I am able to print a larger model?

    Please help!

  2. Jettuh
    Jettuh Well-Known Member
    Hi Monique,

    No this is the maximum size.

    But if you take the maximum size of 15x15x3cm, the model needs to have a thicker wallthickness then the 0.6mm as it will probably be to fragile if you have a long wall of 15cm which is just 0.6mm thick.

    Good luck with your design!
  3. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    Hi Monique & Jettuh :)

    Even small items in silver sometimes need larger than 0.6mm wall thickness. :rolleyes:

    For a larger-than-printable item, I'd suggest multiple models that would be able to be soldered together - or find a company that will supply the wax models that can be joined together before invstement.