wall thickness for Stainless steel

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GarySG, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. GarySG
    GarySG New Member
    If I were considering making a small pendant, under an inch in diameter, would I still be required to make all walls 3mm thick? It seems like it would relly more on proportions to me, but idk.

    EDIT: I'm talking about being printed in stainless steel btw :p
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2013
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    As it says on the material page
    "Walls under 3mm might be printable depending on your design's structure - In general, if your model is well supported (thicker walls weave in with thinner walls), or your thin walls are small relative to your structure (small rings and cufflinks), then you could print down to 1.5mm thin walls. To learn more about this, take a look at the next few design tips."
    Under that is a link to the design guidelines which explains how under 3mm is allowable
  3. GarySG
    GarySG New Member
    Thanks, I must have over-looked this :D