490 × 390 × 200 mm
2.5 × 2.5 × 2.5 mm
Your model should be within the minimum and maximum bounding box sizes. The maximum bounding box represents the largest model that our printers can produce. The minimum bounding box size is the smallest dimension in which we can print in this material.
Min Supported Wall Thickness
Min Unsupported Wall Thickness
A supported wall is connected on at least two sides. Walls in your model must meet the minimum measurements to ensure it survives the printing and cleaning process. Thin walls are prone to warping during printing and are fragile to clean. Objects that meet the minimum requirements may still be rejected based on the geometry in which case our production team will communicate with you if the design needs improvements and can assist you to strengthen your model.
Min Supported Wires
Min Unsupported Wires
A geometry is considered a wire when it is thinner in both unconnected directions than its length. Wires that are under our suggested minimums are prone to breaking in the cleaning process.
Min embossed detail
0.5 mm high & wide
Min engraved detail
0.5 mm deep & wide
We recommend these minimum measurements for details like embossing or engraving, based on printer resolution.
Clearance is the space between an two parts, e.g. space between gears or a ball and socket joint.
INTERLOCKING AND ENCLOSED PARTS ?
MULTIPLE PARTS ?
Yes. Up to 100.
Color parts require texture maps. A standard .STL file will not be sufficient for a color part. Color models must be submitted as a single compressed .ZIP file containing a .DAE, .WRL, .X3D, .X3DB, or .X3DV with .PNG, .JPG, or .GIF texture files. If you have uploaded your color model properly, the colors will appear in the 3D render when you select your material and at checkout. If a the 3D render is all gray or all black the model will not print in color.
Please note that color files cannot be resized on Shapeways because the texture map will no longer link properly to the model. If you need to adjust the size of the model, please do so on your 3D design software and re-export, zip, and upload your resized model.
Please see this tutorial for additionaly help creating and exporting files for color printing.
Print Lines or "Stepping"
A "staircase" effect, or print lines, can occur on the surface of your print. These can become more pronounced on curved and angled surfaces
If your model has spike-like geometry where the spike is longer than it is wide, it's possible for it to break in the cleaning process.
Note: Clear material only available when ordering through our Sales Team.
The clear material coming off the printer is translucent like frosted glass and is not optically clear. Wet sanding, starting at a lower grit sandpaper (300-grit) and working up to a higher grit sandpaper (1000-grit) to smooth out the outer surface and then coating with a glossy clear coat will improve transparency.
What is the minimum price per part?