Stainless Steel Accuracy - Puzzle Ring

Discussion in 'My Work In Progress' started by mediokay, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. mediokay
    mediokay New Member
    Hi guys,
    I've browsed around the forum, and people seem to suggest a .2mm tolerance for stainless steel fitting pieces, but I am concerned because shapeways states that the accuracy for stainless steel is only within 2mm of the design. With that kind of accuracy, I am concerned that the two pieces will not fit together in the end. Does shapeway actually care whether or not my pieces will fit, or is it just "luck of the draw"?

    I hope someone with more experience designing with shapeway can shed some light on this situation. I plan on making something similar to this: ,
    or this
    except my product will need to fit snugly and be semi-difficult to take apart.

    :blush: Please help~ Thanks!

    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011
  2. duann
    duann New Member
    Hi there,

    The variance will depend on the design of the product, wall thickness and form. Shapeways does of course care about the quality but there is some warping and variation in the stainless steel process, less so in other materials.

    I would order in White strong and flexible at the same time so you can test against each other
  3. mctrivia
    mctrivia New Member