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Need to hollow an .STL file

Postby Desdemona1 » 2015-Aug-Fri-11-Aug

As the title says, trying to hollow this model so i can make this wearable. Prefer to use freeware on OS X, or willing to email the file if someone can help.
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Re: Need to hollow an .STL file

Postby RetireeJay » 2015-Aug-Fri-11-Aug

I have no idea of the shape you are talking about. But if you started with a hockey puck and wanted to make a bracelet, you can do that in Slic3r (and probably Cura also) without modifying the STL. Just specify zero thickness for the top and bottom layers, and zero infill. All that's left is the perimeter layers.
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Re: Need to hollow an .STL file

Postby Desdemona1 » 2015-Aug-Fri-11-Aug

Thank you RJ, I will give it a try.
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Re: Need to hollow an .STL file

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Re: Need to hollow an .STL file

Postby bbrown64 » 2015-Aug-Fri-13-Aug

Why not simply adjust the infill to about 4%. That would leave hardly any thing on the inside of the part.
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Re: Need to hollow an .STL file

Postby Mooselake » 2015-Aug-Fri-16-Aug

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