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4245Re: [ModelersCad] Re: 3D printing - advice needed

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  • Bill Bedford
    Apr 24, 2012
      On Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:19:09 -0700 (PDT), D Wells wrote:
      > Hi Bill,
      > Is there a way to optimize one's part/.stl file for Shapeways, that
      > will print with accepable resolution using FUD material, regardless
      > of print orientation?

      The resolution is 375 x 375 x 790 (x y z)DPI for FD and 750 x 750 x
      890 DPI for FUD

      > Also, how do you, or how would you compensate
      > for the areas of that part's various surfaces that come in contact
      > with support material?

      Like all similar machines there are surface artefacts that need to be
      removed by sanding or scraping. This is how one of my customers tackled
      the process <http://www.lner.info/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6919>. I
      saw the finished model at the weekend and the surface finish is
      indistinguishable from an injection moulding.

      Bill Bedford

      "Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun"

      -- Clifford Geertz
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