Pm me the files and i'll take a look. i might be able to do something depending on how complex
Thanks John, file is in the electronic post to you.
If you are talking 3D engraving without over hangs (I don't currently have a 4th axis) I should be able to help you. If you are talking of needing a 4th axis, that is a different kettle of fish. Gladly do a test run for you in acrylic to see what we are looking at finish wise.
Got to ask , whats so difficult about the file?
If milling isn`t an option can it return to its STL roots and look at a 3d printing process?
And how do you avoid creating a file so complex that Jazz won`t attempt it ? :-)
Micheal, Jonathan, I've sent you a request for an email address so I can send you a file.
Musht, The little characters of mine are quite detailed so it's going to take a while to machine the inserts. Unfortunately 3d printing isn't an option :-(
Hey MrJazz, did you get the mini mould test sample file I sent you, the one with just the 3 figures on? What would you want from me to machine that beauty? Please don't worry about the 'faceting' on the background surface, it's meant to be like that. I know this project is a challenge, but how dull would life be if we didn't try something new every now and again?! Also, bear in mind that I'm not asking anyone to give their time fro free and If you only knew what it was for you'd bite my hand off at the chance to become a partner!
I have making candle holders in plastic, I am told that is a "fire risk"- would be better in metal or ceramic.
I'm inclined to agree that a plastic candle holder may be a fire risk!
DMLS sure is amazing. Ultimately though, it's a composite, so I wouldn't be sure of it's structural integrity for moulding purposes - particularly under pressure. Also, it's still very expensive, so it would be a costly way to find out that it definitely can't be used. Machined metal moulds on the other hand, are a tried and tested technique.
Good idea though.
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