A friend showed me this model last night in hopes it could be 3D printed.
dodgebody_repaired.stl (789.5 KB)
As is, printing the model solid was going to be like $1,300-$1,900 on Shapeways, so I was hoping that I could thin the walls to save a lot of money on the printing costs. What I have done is cleaned up a few annoyances on the outside and got the overall shape as good as I can.
010 Gen6 Dodge 007 Empty Shell.skp (1.1 MB)
What I am shooting for now is something that looks more like this injected plastic body:
Minimum wall thickness on Shapeways is 0.3mm (supported wall) or 0.6mm (unsupported wall). Printing at the minimum can be brittle so after asking their experts community, I’m thinking about 1mm thickness might be ideal. I need to essentially build up the inside of this model 1mm to where it can print. I was trying to figure out a way on my own but it was a very imprecise waste of my time. So, if is there an easier way to what I am talking about, I am all ears!