Models have to be printed in layers and that produces a flat face which may have to be self supporting and that in turn leads to Shapeways design restriction.
: Couldn't the masts be printed separately? I've
: completed a number of Shapeways printed
: models from various makers where parts were
: printed separately. The Fort Drum I'm
: working on has the turrets, crane, and some
: other small parts *inside* the main casting
: sort of on 'sprues'. Not sure how this is
: done but it appears to work well.
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