WSF thickness and flexibility

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by skeh, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. skeh
    skeh New Member
  2. skeh
    skeh New Member
    Really nobody that knows how thickness relates to flexibility?

    Desperately need it :(
     
  3. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    For a wire, 0.8mm is very flexible - see; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNXz1D0R0Ls - with a sheet the same thickness will be stiffer, but you are able to go down to the minimum wall thickness of 0.7mm for WSF if the area is not too large.

     
  4. BillBedford
    BillBedford New Member
    Sort of, but it's complicated :(
    Try this page and ignore all the stuff about model locos.......


     
  5. VeryWetPaint
    VeryWetPaint New Member
    The short answer is simply: you just can't do that under the current design rules.

    To achieve that sort of flexibility you'd need a wall thickness in the range of 0.3-0.4mm, but Shapeways no longer permits models so thin because of production issues. (The rules have changed since that video was made.)