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 Post subject: 6 Layer Pentagonal Prism on Shapeways
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:46 pm 
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This has not yet been prototyped. The design should work just fine, It includes a core and uses normal screws/springs set as well, You will need to order this twice for a full print.

Contact me at MatthewScottRay (at) gmail (dot) com if you have any questions or would like to order a fully assembled and stickered version of this puzzle.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/107709/p ... sm_x6.html


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 Post subject: Re: 6 Layer Pentagonal Prism on Shapeways
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:15 pm 
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There's a tiny little problem with your design... If you order this, you're going to end up getting a solid block of pieces.
You can't have parts (close to) touching in the STL, they'll fuse during printing.

Also, that core looks a bit thin to me. If you're using M3 screws you want the outer diameter of the arms to be around 7mm. Though, SLS keeps surprising me and less might be do-able.
Finally, the holes you have in some of the parts are way to tiny for Shapeways to remove the powder inside. This won't really cause any problems with Shapeways or the puzzle functionality but you'll probably end up having to patch those holes as they'll cause a mess over time as the powder "leaks" out.

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 Post subject: Re: 6 Layer Pentagonal Prism on Shapeways
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:12 pm 
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Thanks TomZ, Im still a little new to the upload and shelling parts. I WIll be away for two weeks time from tomorrow so I won'tbe able to fix the files until I return so I willhave to close them from being for sale until then, they should allbe easily fixed, just need the time. I will be able to access my email if anyone is still interested or have any questions, thanks again.
Matthew


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