Full Version: Can MoI do this?

From: Sculpy [#3]
 10 Nov
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"But seems at the end of the Moi process you must export in OBJ / STL format...for some 3D Print or other real production!"

Reply: Do most companies with wax printing machines accept OBJ & STL formats? Do casting shops also normally accept OBJ & STL formats?

PS. I've seen plastic printed 3d parts which have a terrible surface finish. Can I expect precision waxes with .OBJ or .STL unlike 3d printed plastics?

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From: chrisd (CHRIS_DORDONI) [#4]
 10 Nov
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>>>I'm looking for some software which will allow me to emboss or engrave an imported picture and text onto a small piece of jewellery.

Moi does not have tools for embossing a picture, but there is a free program called ZSurf which has been around for many years and might help you if Moi is your only nurbs modeler. The nurbs surface quality with ZSurf may not be suitable for some things. Rhino has better tools for this.

>>>But seems at the end of the Moi process you must export in OBJ / STL format...for some 3D Print or other real production!"
>>>Reply: Do most companies with wax printing machines accept OBJ & STL formats? Do casting shops also normally accept OBJ & STL formats?
>>>PS. I've seen plastic printed 3d parts which have a terrible surface finish. Can I expect precision waxes with .OBJ or .STL unlike 3d printed plastics?

This really depends on the manufacturing methods. If producing a die for coining/stamping, a nurbs file will typically be required.

Many people print waxes from STL files, though I don't have experience with it myself. The quality/resolution of the print is dependent on the printer and if you need higher quality and a wax print, a service with high end printer would be needed.

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From: Sculpy [#5]
 10 Nov
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do you think I can expect this level of precision and detail using MoI?:
https://tinyurl.com/yd7lq4jd

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From: chrisd (CHRIS_DORDONI) [#6]
 10 Nov
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I missed in your previous post you were asking about text as well. Yes, an outline or text (vectors) could be extruded. If you want to conform to a curved surface, Flow could be used or trimming/boolean depending on how you want to generate the edge of the extrusion.

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From: BurrMan [#7]
 10 Nov
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"Will MoI make these rings with precision"

Yes! But, you will be modeling all that stuff, and placing it on the ring. But that in and if itself is "precision"....

You mentioned and have probably seen "embossing images" for more complex shapes and designs... this is less precise, but can get extraordinary detail and organics. MoI does NOT do this....

Your best "embossing" stuff will come in CAM programs.

If you are "manufacturing" your items, actually modeling things is a good way to go.

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From: Sculpy [#8]
 11 Nov
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Thanks for taking the time to answer my question Chris. Do you know if pave stone setting possible in Moi?
Thanks

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From: Sculpy [#9]
 11 Nov
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Thanks Burrman. MoI is so far sounding like it will fit my needs.
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From: raytownmike (HOPPER) [#10]
 11 Nov
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Great Utube tutorial.

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From: OSTexo [#11]
 11 Nov
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Hello,

You can easily model items in MoI with features too small to be practically cast. I don't follow your question about precision, what pieces are you referencing against?

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