Re: [rp-ml] ZCorp plaster wall thickness suggestions

From: Charles Overy <>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 10:54:45 -0700


Most important question is:
How big are they?

Who is printing them and in what powder?
What are they being infiltrated with?
How often will they ship?
Are they getting mounted to a base at the shop where they are getting
Are you going to back fill them with foam or some other substrate once you
get them

For an overall wall thickness you can now go as low as .08" but not on a
model of any size. Remember that Z plasters are weak in sheer so the real
risk to these models it the top "ears" and the details in the middle. Once
the lowers are dry they should be fairly robust.

It is easy with Z Printing to be penny wise and pound foolish. All that
said, the simple answer is I would shell to at least .14" if they are on
the order of 6 inches on a side. If they are more like 8 x 10 x 14's, I
would go up to .16"


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On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 9:25 AM, jonathan chertok <>wrote:

> hi all. i am trying to finish a project that involves shelling some
> complicated parts to create models with wall thickness (instead of solid
> models) in order to reduce their cost of production. i would like to do
> this once and do it right and am wondering if the experts with this
> material can suggest a wall thickness for models such as these.
> thanks as always for the consistently great help and good cheer.
> - jonathan
> --
> jonathan chertok
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